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15th October – Practitioner/Student Summit - Armada House, Telephone Avenue, off Baldwin Street, BS1 4BQ - 10.30am coffee/tea registration with 11am start, lunch 1pm to 2.15pm

The Convention will begin with a summit (including lunch) to provide a platform to link destination managers, practitioners and professionals to students of tourism (at postgraduate and undergraduate level) who are showing interest in developing careers in destination management. This will be the third year that we have run the summit, which attracted 80 delegates last year in Manchester. The idea is for destination professionals to offer advice and support to aspiring young talent about to enter our industry - and for students to meet and discuss their own career ideas and aspirations. There will be short talks a as part of the summit, woven between networking sessions and speed networking opportunities. The study tours will leave from the summit venue at the end of proceedings. The venue is Armada House in central Bristol. To book click here.

Speakers to date include:

Dr Dan Knox, Senior Lecturer, University of West of England - The Creative Industries and the Co-Creation of Touristic Experiences: Creative Tourism in Bristol.

Gemma Edmonds, Head of South West, The Springboard Charity & Springboard UK Ltd  

TMI Student Rep Cassie Stewart – a Year in Eastbourne

Heather Cowper, professional blogger and founder of Heatheronhertravels.com

There is no general car parking available on site. There is a pay and display car park in The Grove and an NCP surface car park in Wapping Wharf. The closest car park is the NCP in Queen Charlotte Street. Please check www.armadahouse.co.uk for full details of all car parks in the area and directions to the venue using the ‘How to find us’ link.