Partner Events

Mind the Gap: Addressing the Tourism Divide - 10 June - Liverpool

This year the tourism industry will have a significant presence at the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014.  We would be delighted if you were to join us for VisitEngland’s free Regional Growth Conference, Mind the Gap – Addressing the Tourism Divide, on June 10th 2014 at the Museum of Liverpool.

The conference will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing the regional growth of tourism around the country. Headline speakers include: The Lord Shipley OBE, Deputy Chair, Regional Growth Fund Independent Advisory Panel, Helen Grant MP, Tourism Minister and Evan Davis, Economist, Journalist & BBC presenter. With London booming, where does that leave the rest of England? Experts from destinations, transport and the tourism industry will debate how we can work together to address the widening gap between the capital and the rest of England.

For more information and to register for this event see link below

Register for Mind the Gap - Addressing the Tourism Divide.

National Civic Day – 21 June

The fourth National Civic day will be held on 21st June. The Day is organised by Civic Voice, which is the national charity for the civic movement in England. It is an opportunity for town and parish councils, community groups and businesses to showcase what is of value in their local area.
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London 24 June 2014 - RTPI Planning Convention 2014

Meeting the challenge: how will planners shape the future?

Book your place now for The Planning Convention 2014 and be inspired as they celebrate the RTPI's centenary and 100 years of professional planning. Taking place on Tuesday 24th June in Central Hall

Westminster, London, the Planning Convention 2014 will ask what the big challenges on the horizon are that will shape the next 50 years?

They will address major issues including how to deliver quality as well as quantity in housing, how we build healthier communities and how to overcome the real constraints upon economic growth, such as infrastructure and market failure. Expert practitioners will discuss what these challenges will mean for the quality of life for communities in different parts of the UK.

With a packed and flexible programme, and outstanding opportunities for networking and debate, these critical topics will feature across workshop and plenary sessions with speakers of national and international renown. Join the convention debate about how to make planning fit for purpose in shaping the future of our communities.
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Heritage Alliance fourth heritage debate

The Heritage Alliance fourth heritage debate will be held on 24th June at Austin Court, Birmingham. The debate will explore philanthropy in a competitive market. The debate will coincide with the Alliance’s new capacity building programme, ‘Giving to Heritage’, and is intended to develop, clarify and promote the case for philanthropy as a significant source of revenue for our heritage.

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Framing the Future – International Festival for Business – 27 June – University of Liverpool

With the widening gap in economic performance between London and other parts of the UK and Europe very much in the news, this event aims to bring the planning, business, and higher education communities together to explore how they can collaborate to set a positive context for city and regional innovation. Based in the University of Liverpool’s Foresight Centre, the programme of keynote speakers and workshops will enable delegates to learn about best practice related to Neighbourhood Planning for Business, Knowledge & Innovation Quarters and Transformational Infrastructure.
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Heritage Open Days 20th anniversary

Heritage Open Days will be held throughout the country from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th September. This will be the 20th year of the open days when thousands of buildings, sites and gardens which do not otherwise have public access are opened for free.
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York 11-13 July 2014

Centre for Conservation Studies and ICOMOS conference

The Centre for Conservation Studies and ICOMOS-UK conference for 2014, titled ‘Engaging Conservation’ will be held in York on 11th-13th July. Proposals for conference papers have been invited on all aspects of engaging conservation - with communities, participation, skills and capacity.
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