UKInbound Convention at Alton Towers ‘most important in a decade’

Next
month’s UKInbound Convention will be one of the most important conferences for
the inbound travel sector in over a decade, according to the organisation’s
Chief Executive Mary Rance.

The Convention claims 200 captains of industry will attend
the event at Alton Towers Resort
,
9-11 February, for discussion of issues ranging from airport capacity and UK
transport infrastructure to Airport Passenger Duty (APD), the Olympics, security
and the outlook for 2012 and beyond.

BAA’s Chief Executive
Colin Matthews will speak to the industry for the first time since the Heathrow and Edinburgh Airports winter snow debacle of December
2010.

Also speaking at the
convention will be
British Airways General Manager for Regulatory and Public Affairs, Jim Forster
and Programme Manager, UK Border
Agency, Charlotte Taylor.

Karen Webb of the Olympic
Park Legacy Company will run a session on the Olympic legacy. Also speaking will
be Nigel Beard, Accommodation Manager, London Organising Committee Olympic
Games
(LOCOG).

“With a
Royal Wedding this year and the Olympics next year the UKInbound Convention is
taking place at a pivotal moment in
the industry’s history,” said Rance, who claimed that pressures facing the sector, including APD,
transport infrastructure the made the Alton Towers conference “the most
important convention we have had in over a
decade”.

Is your
conference the most important in a decade? If so, contact: conferencenews@mashmedia.net

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

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