If you are a tourism related business don't miss this great free conference!
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The Suffolk Coast DMO (Destination Management Organisation) is an industry-led, non-profit making membership organisation working to boost the visitor economy, develop the tourism infrastructure and support businesses along our coast.
Using 'The Suffolk Coast' brand we are able to communicate a clear, consistent message, raising the profile of the Suffolk coast, attracting visitors to the area - focusing on improving out of season trade and working hard to get our local businesses noticed.
Join us at our annual conference to find out more
08:45 Registration and networking
09:35 How the DMO works, achievements over the last 12 months and plans for 2017
Harry Young, Chair of The Suffolk Coast DMO09:45 New market opportunities for the East Coast - Coastal Pass
Cutting edge technology to attract visitors from the Netherlands and the latest coastal research to grow off-peak visitors.
Samantha Richardson, Director, National Coastal Tourism Academy
10:15 Food glorious food
Innovative digital trail building platform set to showcase the Suffolk Coast's fabulous tourism and food and drink offer, discover how this free tool can help you promote your business.
Katherine Riddell, Chief Operating Officer, Digital Tomorrow Today
David Wright, Managing Director, The Cake Shop Bakery and Chair of the Suffolk Young Producers
10:35 Coffee break
11:05 Make video the king of your content
Looking for new ways to connect with your customers? Find out how to create films to grow your business and transform your brand, including how to get the most out of them through digital marketing/social media.
Beth Lockett, Production Manager, Bruizer Creative Film and Video
Beccie Amer, Hot Gossip Media & Marketing Manager of The Suffolk Coast DMO
11:25 The big picture – trends in domestic tourism
Insights into the current state of the domestic holiday market with a focus on countryside and seaside destinations, including looking at the satisfaction and perception of Suffolk amongst the GB holiday market.
Xavier Faux, Insights Consultant, VisitEngland
11:55 10 ways to get more from your DMO membership
Are you making the most of your DMO membership? Julian will give a step by step guide on how you can make the DMO work for you!
Julian Evans, Director, The Suffolk Coast DMO & Attain Solutions Ltd
12:15 Summary and networking