TMI Events

We hold three types of event for our members every year: our regular zoom events, the Hot Topic discussions in Spring, and the main TMI Convention in Autumn. If you're not already a member, join now to receive details of all events. 

 TMI Convention 19-20 October 2022


Your chance to regroup after two years of crisis, and to pick up ideas for a thriving future

19th OCTOBER 2022 


13.00 - Informal gathering 

14.00 - Choice of one of two exciting guided walking tours - Starting venue Base Camp

EVENING 6.30pm onwards - Venue MIMA

AGM (30 mins)

Networking Dinner

Guest Speaker 

20th OCTOBER 2022 – Main Convention at Teesside University – The Hub (Optional Hybrid Zoom Attendance)

The Hub - Teesside University is the location for the day and is in the heart of Middlesbrough and provides an outstanding experience to students. 

The town-centre campus has undergone over £275m of recent investment, including simulated practice environments and one of the country's best teaching and learning environments in all digital aspects of computing, design and media 

Named University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, Teesside University is committed to ensuring students thrive whatever their age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, marital status, nationality or any other characteristic. 

Programme is currently being finalised with Speakers to include:

Happy People create the best cultures - Dr Vikki Barnes, author of ‘Free Happiness: The art and science of positivity’

The New Excellence - Deborah Heather, Quality in Tourism

Patricia Yates, Chief Executive - Visit Britain.

Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive, UK Hospitality

Sustainable Tourism – a New Approach to teaching – Dr Natalie Semley, Lecturer in Sustainable Tourism Management, Falmouth University and Eden Project (with input from TMI’s student ambassadors)

DMO engaging with community – Gill Haigh, Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism

Tourism priorities and reflections – Kurt Janson FTMI, former Director of the Tourism Alliance

Tourism Industry resilience and cyber crime – research and case study - Darren Seward NFU Mutual New Forest, Isle of Wight and Bournemouth

The Commonwealth Games - a destination perspective – Becky Frall, Head of Tourism, West Midlands Growth Company

Income Generation for destinations through gift vouchers – Clare Bushby, Clockwork Marketing


Managing Destinations Sustainably: How Mobile apps can help - Tanuvi Ethunandan, CEO Data Duopoly 

TBC - Kevin Millington, T-Stats

Big vs Small data for DMOs - Shaon Talukder, GeoTourist

Simpleview workshop

The challenges facing Further/Higher education - Dr Peter Robinson, Head of the Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management, Leeds Beckett University

Google Search Insights 


Open for registration 8.45

09.00 Registration - networking and refreshments

09.25 Welcome – Amanda Lumley

09.35 Morning plenaries

11.05 Networking and refreshments

11.35 Breakouts

12.50 Networking lunch

13.50 Panel Session

15.05 Networking and refreshments

15.35 Further plenaries

16.15 President close


Details for the full programme and welcome pack will be available in due course. Please note all correspondence for your booking will come from Tourism South East, including the invoice. It will however relate to your TMI booking and be described as such. Book below:

Annual Convention Booking

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