Tourism Society dinner features impresario Harvey Goldsmith

Bernard Donoghue, director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, will interview impresario Harvey Goldsmith CBE, at a Tourism Society event.

Concert promoter Goldsmith is chairman of the British Music Experience museum in Liverpool, and Donoghue will talk to him during the society’s annual President’s Dinner about his contribution to the travel and tourism economy (September 24).

Hosted by the Tourism Society’s president, Lord Thurso FTS, the evening will feature a three-course meal at The Cavalry & Guards Club, Mayfair – a venue that was regularly frequented by King Edward VIII when he was Prince of Wales.

Donoghue was head of government and public affairs for VisitBritain between 1997 and 2010. He was a board director of Marketing Manchester from 2001 to 2010, and chairman of VisitManchester between 2008 and 2010.

He was founder and co-chair of British Tourism Week from 2008 to 2010, launching the initiative and securing the patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales.