VisitEngland and Heritage Alliance – new speakers for communications conference

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Andrew Stokes

Very pleased to announce these new speakers to the conference programme. Andrew Stokes is the England
Director for Visit England and he will join the join the ‘Heritage Leaders’ session to present the latest information on the value of World Heritage to the tourism market and how this can be communicated.

Lizzie Glitheroe-West

Lizzie Glitheroe-West is the Chief Executive of the Heritage Alliance, and who better to speak as part of the session on ‘Communicating with each other’ in the heritage sector and the UNESCO family.  Both World Heritage UK and the IIICH have recently and simultaneously joined the Heritage Alliance so Lizzie will be in good company along with other HA Members in the audience.

You can see more information about the conference and get your ticket at a discounted ‘early bird’ rate if go to the conference website where you can book to participate in any combination of days in this four day event. There you will also find details of local accommodation at Ironbridge and Telford which is best booked early!

The Arts Council is investing £3 million into a new Cultural destinations programme.

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The Arts Council is investing £3 million into a new Cultural destinations programme.

This may be of interest to World Heritage Sites who are well linked in to their local tourism and cultural organisations.

“Cultural destinations is an initiative which forms part of the three-year partnership between Arts Council England and VisitEngland, the national tourist board.

The aim of Cultural destinations is to enable arts and culture organisations working in partnership with destination organisations to increase their reach, engagement and resilience through working with the tourism sector.

Closer working between the two sectors will contribute to the economic growth of the cultural and tourism visitor economies.

Find out more: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/cultural-destinations?_cldee=amFtZXMuYnJpbmRsZUBtdnRsYy5vcmc%3d&urlid=6

 

World Heritage UK Conference presentations and Minister’s video: Saltaire 2015

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Introduction

The first WH:UK Conference took place in elegant Victoria Hall, in the World Heritage Site of Saltaire, Bradford, on October 14th & 15th 2015.  This post gives the presentations from the 2 day event.  Photos can be seen on a different post, here, and  the outputs from the workshop sessions and participant feedback will be posted shortly.

Final programme

The final programme for the event can be found here.

Presentations

Please remember that the copyright of presentations and content lies with the authors, so please contact them should you wish to use any material contained therein. 

Day 1

Sam Rose, Chair, WH:UK.  Opening remarks
Sam Rose speech 2015 final

Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Heritage and Tourism

Peter Debrine, Programme Specialist Sustainable Tourism, UNESCO
Peter de Brine UNESCO

James Beresford, CEO Visit England
James Berresford Visit England

Professor Mike Robinson, Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham
Mike Robinson Part of Something Really Special

Sue Davies, Canadian Rockies Case Study
Sue Davies Canadian Rockies

Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive Officer – Tourism and Marketing for Wales at The Welsh Government
Manon Antoniazzi Welsh Government

Dr Sam Rose, Jurassic Coast WHS Manager
Sam Rose Jurassic Coast Case Study

Helen Manlagen, Chair, Culture Ctte, Uk National Commission for UNESCO
Helen Maclagen UKNC UNESCO

Remi Delaplanque, Châteaux de la Loire network
Remi Deleplanque Loire Valley

Day 2

Deborah Boden, WHS Coordinator, Cornish and West Devon Mining Landscapes
Deborah Boden Cornish Mining WHS Tourism Oct 2015

Adam Wilkinson, Chief Executive, Edinburgh World Heritage
Adam Wilkinson City of Edinburgh

Max Bryant, National Trust General Manager, North Coast, Northern Ireland
Max Bryant Giant’s Causeway

 

Attendees list

The final participant list is available here.

Acknowledgements

Our thanks to Bradford City Council, Historic England, the Victoria Hall staff, our Tour Guides and all participants for coming along and making it such an enjoyable and stimulating event.

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