Experience Oxfordshire Events

Update

Experience Oxfordshire will continue to respond to government guidance during Covid-19 as to whether events proceed. Partners should register as usual and we will contact all registered attendees in the event of a postponement or cancellation.

Experience Oxfordshire has a regular schedule of events throughout the year. Events include exclusive Partner networking events at venues across the Oxfordshire that bring our network of Partners together to meet and make connections that benefit their businesses. Events also include seminars on topics ranging from Data Protection to Social Media marketing; trade shows that bring Partners together to promote Oxfordshire to national buyers and travel trade missions to target international markets.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Insights from the Experts Conference moves to a new Virtual Platform

Our ‘Insights from the Experts’ Partner Conference will now take place virtually through a series of online webinars throughout October and November. We have a great line up of speakers confirmed and look forward to seeing you at these interesting and thought provoking sessions.

Experience Oxfordshire are delighted to be able to provide these events FREE of charge to our partners and non-partners are welcome to attend at a charge of £29+VAT per webinar.

Please ensure that you book and register for each webinar you wish to attend.

If you have any queries then contact partnership@experienceoxfordshire.org

Our thanks go to OxLEP for continuing to support and sponsor our ‘Insights from the Experts’ programme.

 

Tuesday 13 Oct 2020 at 11:00am – Anthony Rawlins – Digital Visitor – (click on image to register)

 

Wednesday 14 Oct 2020 at 10:00am – Helena Beard – China Travel Outbound – (click on image to register)

 

Thursday 15 Oct 2020 at 12:00pm – Kerrin MacPhie – VisitBritain / VisitEngland – (click on image to register)

 

Tuesday 20 Oct 2020 at 10:00am – Stuart Render – Stuart Render Tourism – (click on image to register)

 

Tuesday 27 Oct 2020 at 3:00pm – Andrew Stokes – VisitBritain / VisitEngland – (click on image to register)

 

Wednesday 28 Oct 2020 at 2:00pm – Sarah Long – The Brighter Group – (click on image to register)

 

Tuesday 3 Nov 2020 at 3:00pm- Paul Bristow – Arts Council England – (click on image to register)

 

Date TBC – Luke Petherbridge – ABTA

PAST EVENTS

7th July 2020

Working with Online Travel Agents (OTA’s) – Dispelling the Myths

*Part of the Experience Oxfordshire Online Seminar Series*

Experience Oxfordshire hosted another in our series of online Seminars: “Working with Online Travel Agents (OTA’s) – Dispelling the Myths”, with our guest John Bridge from Travelbeat.

As we start to plan to re-open and attract business back to Oxfordshire this session will explore how to best work with OTA’s who arguably have the most reach and influence in travel buying and selling. In this session, primarily aimed at activity, tour and experience suppliers and small, independent hotels, we gave attendees an introduction to the world of online travel agents. We dispelled some of the myths that surrounds this ever changing industry segment and showed attendees how to plan and execute successful relationships within. We also shared some of the latest insights, trends and predictions for the future.

30th June 2020

Experience Oxfordshire USA Market Webinar

*Part of the Experience Oxfordshire Online Seminar Series*

Experience Oxfordshire were pleased to invite our Partners to a USA Market Seminar with Gavin Landry and Carl Walsh of VisitBritain Americas.

The USA is the biggest inbound market for Oxford and Oxfordshire and due to the Covid-19 pandemic this market and their ability to travel is currently on pause. However we want to be able to welcome them back soon as soon as is safely possible. This session was an opportunity to gain insight from the VisitBritain on territory team representing the Americas markets, on how to attract the market back in the future, consumer behaviour, forward booking patterns and current sentiment from the travel trade.

15th June 2020

Experience Oxfordshire Virtual Roundtable Event

*Part of the Experience Oxfordshire Online Seminar Series*

Experience Oxfordshire invited partners to a Virtual Roundtable with Bernard Donoghue- Director of ALVA – The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

The discussion explored sentiment research on how consumers are looking to visit attractions when lock down is lifted and how attractions are and should be preparing for this.

11th March 2020

2020 Cultural Platform with John Simpson CBE

Experience Oxfordshire welcomes you to hear from John Simpson CBE , foreign correspondent delivering a keynote speech followed by an in conversation piece with Richard Venables DL, former High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 2018/19 and board member of Experience Oxfordshire.

Set in the Lecture Theatre in the opulent surroundings of Heythrop Park Resort, the conversation will explore John’s experiences gathered during his rich and varied career as a foreign correspondent for the BBC. The event will include an opportunity to ask questions and will be followed by a networking reception in the Foyer and Courtyard areas.

19th February 2020

Spring Partner Meeting

Experience Oxfordshire welcomes you to catch up with the the EO team, learn about developments for the coming year, launch the 2020 Oxfordshire Visitor Guide and review the recently published Economic Impact of Tourism Report for Oxfordshire.

The event will be hosted by DoubleTree by Hilton Oxford Belfry. Pastries, Tea and Coffee will be served on arrival from 9.30am, and the event will be followed by an opportunity to take a tour of the hotel.

Venue:   DoubleTree by Hilton Oxford Belfry

28th January 2020

Free Business Seminar – Managing Cash and Debt Collection

Experience Oxfordshire were delighted to partner with Hedges Law to deliver this valuable business seminar to our partners.

We know that managing creditors can be a real headache for any business. The challenge of running your business day to day as well as chasing unpaid debt can feel overwhelming, and in the current challenging financial climate, knowing how to get the cash in promptly is absolutely key.

28th November 2019

Experience Oxfordshire Festive Networking at Oxford Visitor Information Centre

Christmas celebrations started here at the Oxford Visitor Information Centre!

Guests joined the Experience Oxfordshire team at our Award Winning Visitor Information Centre (VIC) to network with the team and our partners. It was a great opportunity for guests to see how they can make the most of the services offered in the VIC – which attracts around half a million visitors annually. The evening also provided partners an opportunity to receive exclusive offers on marketing activity and discounts on purchases to help them with their Christmas shopping!

7th November 2019

Conference Partner Meeting at Lady Margaret Hall

Our Autumn Conference Partner Sales Meeting was held at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford on Thursday 7th November. Experience Oxfordshire welcomed delegates to catch up on all things Conferencing and to hear from invited guests.

24th October 2019

Taking England to the World

Experience Oxfordshire and VisitEngland invited partners to Taking England to the World – a one day training programme, in conjunction with Google Digital Garage, which aimed to help local businesses become international-ready.

Developed as part of the government’s £40M Discover England Fund, this course was designed to equip delegates with the skills and foundations to develop and promote their product for sale in international markets.

Venue:   Courtyard by Marriott Oxford South

2nd October 2019

Experience Oxfordshire Partnership Meeting at Saïd Business School

The meeting gave Experience Oxfordshire Partners and guests an opportunity to catch up with the Experience Oxfordshire team, to learn about developments in the Visitor Economy as well as the chance to hear from invited speakers on the day.The event also included a tour of Saïd Business School to view its state of the art conferencing and meeting facilities.

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Insights from the Experts 2019

Our annual Partner Conference ‘Insights from the Experts’ took place at the Jurys Inn, Oxford.

The event saw experts from across the Visitor Economy sector providing expertise and insight on a range of important issues that affect the industry.

Date: 23 May 2019

Venue: Jurys Inn, Oxford, OX2 8AL

Conference Partner Meeting

Conference Partners joined us at Jurys Inn, Oxford for the Conferencing Partners Spring Meeting.

Feedback from Experience Oxfordshire’s attendance at Meet GB in Windsor was reported on together with a showcase of the new Experience Oxfordshire Conferencing website.

Plus, we heard from invited speaker, Jamie Ades, Destination Relationship & Support Manager for Business Events at Visit Britain, who discussed Visit Britain’s activities and their top line strategy for business events.

Date: 25 April 2019

Venue: Jury’s Inn, Oxford

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Experience Oxfordshire Cultural Platform 2019

Experience Oxfordshire welcomed guests to meet Carole Souter CBE, Master of St. Cross College and former CEO of The Heritage Lottery Fund, in conversation with Richard Venables, The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire. The discussion explored the interplay between heritage and the visitor economy, and was followed by a networking reception with light refreshments.

Date: 14 March 2019

Venue: The Lecture Theatre, St Cross College, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LZ