TMI 2024 Annual Convention & LGA Visitor Economy Leadership Programme


!!!TMI ANNUAL CONVENTION 29/30th October 2024!!!

We're thrilled to be heading to the heart of the UK for this years 'in person' annual convention on 29th and 30th October.

With amazing connectivity and fantastic transport links, the dynamic, diverse and ambitious city of Birmingham, in the heart of the West Midlands, will play host to this year's event.

The West Midlands has reinvented itself from an industrial heartland to a leading business, cultural and major events destination that creates unforgettable experiences. Year after year, Birmingham is voted the most popular events destination outside London and offers a winning combination of excellent infrastructure, seamless connectivity and a growing range of world-class venues.

Supported by The West Midlands Growth Company, the main day convention will take place in the fully sustainable conference room in McIntyre House at University College Birmingham. Opened in September 2014, the building’s stunning design is underpinned by the latest technology, a high-specification fit out, impressive functionality and cutting-edge environmental features.

McIntyre House is certified as a fully sustainable building with a number of intelligent management and recycling features, making this the perfect venue to listen to the latest sustainable tourism initiatives and digital innovations.



Date: 29th/30th October.

Venue: University College Birmingham

Further booking details, speakers, study tours & themes will be confirmed in due course

To register your interest please contact:


LGA Visitor Economy Leadership Programme

The Local Government Association (LGA) in partnership with the Tourism Management Institute launched a unique pilot leadership offer in 2023 for council officers with strategic responsibility for developing and supporting the visitor economy. Initiated by the LGA and delivered in partnership with TMI, the programme comprised three sessions, looking at the latest data trends and digital innovations, while showcasing best practices to promote sustainable and accessible tourism.

The workshop sessions enabled council officers to hear good practice from councils and sector experts, identify transferrable good practice across destinations and discuss with peers the challenges and opportunities taking place locally. TMI would like to thank our expert speakers for helping to deliver fantastic contents to delegates. Following the conclusion of the workshops, we're delighted to have been able to work in collaboration with the Local Government Association to produce a ‘state of the sector’ report which will be used to inform the LGA’s future improvement support offer on the visitor economy. We're looking forward to future opportunities to work alongside the LGA and are thrilled to be able to announce that the report is available for members to view in the resources and strategies section of our website

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Don’t forget the sustainability working group has developed an extensive resource library where you can find, tools, best practice, previous webinar recordings and measurement tools to support your sustainability journeys.

For example, learn about Visit Isle of Wight's online mapping and Green Tourism Awards initiatives by reading the case study they provided.

Find out more about this resource library here.

Save the date: Next TMI Zoom Discussion Thursday 28th March with 


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