Are you in the Tourism sector? Join Shropshire’s First Tourism Expo on 28 March 2023

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Visit Shropshire, Shropshire’s Destination Management Organisation, is organising a total new event for anyone working in or owning a business in the tourism sector in Shropshire. As part of Shropshire Business Festival, the event will showcase the exciting plans for promoting Shropshire as a visitor destination in 2023 and beyond.

The event will be held at Wrekin College on 28th March from 12 to 3pm and will feature:Shropshire-Tourism-Expo-Logo

Visit Shropshire’s tourism marketing campaigns for the year ahead.
The opportunity to meet suppliers & find training opportunities. This will include 15-minute bookable advice pods providing free business advice from a network of solicitors, financial advisors, and more.
Tourism expert speakers including Visit Britain and Shropshire Council.
Pointers for free training opportunities for business owners and their staff
Networking with other local tourism businesses and local food/drink providers
The opportunity to meet the Visit Shropshire team to hear about the new marketing and joint-working opportunities coming soon.
Ed Thomas, Chairman of Visit Shropshire, explained the ethos behind the event: “Visit Shropshire is at an exciting stage of renewal and development and the Visit Shropshire Tourism Expo will give us the opportunity to share the exciting plans for promoting Shropshire on a wider stage in the coming years.”
Mark Hooper, project lead at Visit Shropshire, went on to say: “This will be the first time tourism businesses from across the county have been able to meet and share ideas and discuss the state of Shropshire’s tourism industry. Tourism in Shropshire is worth a massive £561 mn and it contributes 9% of the total West Midlands tourism spend. Visit Shropshire wants to share their plans to build on this and continue to increase Shropshire’s reputation as a key visitor destination.”
The expo will be held in partnership with the Shropshire Business Festival. A business festival with a difference, including live music, exhibitors, axe-throwing, lorry-driving activities, office-chair racing, marketing tips, virtual reality experiences, photography headshots, health & wellbeing zone, street food, and plenty of things to make this event seriously fun!
Booking is essential, register for your free tickets HERE