First speakers confirmed for Tourism Symposium

Leading industry experts from Euromonitor International, the University of Greenwich and Southeastern Railway will speak at the Tourism Society’s Tourism Symposium (June 4-5).

The first speakers to be confirmed are: Caroline Bremner (pictured), head of travel and tourism research at analysts Euromonitor International; Dr James Kennell, director of the Economic Development Resource Centre, University of Greenwich; and David Statham, managing director at Southeastern Railway.

Angela McConville, chief executive of the Old Royal Naval College, will also speak at the event.

The conference element of the two-day symposium will take place on June 5 and will cover the sharing economy; capitalising on innovation; over-tourism; the value of heritage; and tourism’s long-term sustainability.

Delegates will also be able to find out what’s on offer for tourists visiting the Unesco World Heritage site of Maritime Greenwich, thanks to three ‘discovery tours’ created by Visit Greenwich.

The tours on June 4 offer the chance to visit sites such as the Old Royal Naval College and Royal Museums Greenwich; Greenwich Peninsula and The O2; and Woolwich, where a creative district is being developed.

Following the tours will be the Tourism Society Annual General Meeting, and a summer reception in Queen Mary Undercroft, Old Royal Naval College.

The conference starts at 8.30am on June 5, at the University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College.