Experience Oxfordshire Events

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

Visitor Information Training Courses

Based on the experience of our award-winning team at the Oxford Visitor Information Centre, this is an opportunity for your team to learn more about what Oxfordshire has to offer, to help give your guests excellent in-house service. The course will equip your team to answer a wealth of questions and ensure that your visitors have the best possible experience. For more information, contact Vanessa Allen on 01865 686432

Date: 12 February 2019 & 26 March 2019

Venue: Oxford Visitor Information Centre

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Experience Oxfordshire Partnership Meeting at Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa

Our first Partnership Meeting of 2019 will be held at the luxurious Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa. The meeting will give Experience Oxfordshire partners an opportunity to catch up with the Experience Oxfordshire team, and learn about developments for the coming year. The event will include a tour of the Hotel and Spa facilities and also (weather permitting) a fun Golf Challenge on the putting green.

Date: 26 February 2019

Venue: Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa

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Experience Oxfordshire Cultural Platform 2019

Experience Oxfordshire welcomes you 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 will explore the interplay between heritage and the visitor economy, and will be followed by a networking reception with light refreshments.

Date: 14 March 2019

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

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PAST EVENTS

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Experience Oxfordshire Partner Networking at the Oxford New Theatre

The Experience Oxfordshire team welcomed partners to The Piano Bar at the New Theatre Oxford. The event was a great opportunity to catch up with the Experience Oxfordshire team and find out our plans for 2019 as well as catching up with colleagues and making new business connections. The event also gave attendees an exclusive opportunity to have a back-stage tour of the New Theatre to see where it all happens.

Date: 29 January 2019

Venue: New Theatre Oxford

Winter Networking at the Oxford Visitor Information Centre

The Experience Oxfordshire team hosted a winter networking event at the Award Winning Visitor Information Centre (VIC). It was a great opportunity to see how partners can make the most of the services offered in the VIC – which attracts around half a million visitors annually. The evening provided partners an opportunity to receive exclusive offers on marketing activity and discounts on purchases.

The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) joined us on the evening and provided their excellent local gin for guests to enjoy as part of the event.

Date: 29 November 2018

Venue: Oxford Visitor Information Centre

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Conferencing Partner Meeting with Experience Oxfordshire

Our most recent bi-annual Conferencing Partners meeting networking event was held at Oxford Brookes University. This event was an opportunity to be informed of our latest conferencing activity including key deliverable statistics in addition to an update on our new conferencing website.

Plus, there was a discussion led by Peter Russell from the Oxford Brookes Business School on the research into the Business Visitor Economy in Oxfordshire being carried out by the Business School on behalf of OxLEP and partners.

Date: 14 November 2018

Venue: Oxford Brookes University

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Visitor Information Training Courses

The Visitor Information Training Courses covered information useful for customer-facing roles, based on the experience of our award-winning team at the Oxford Visitor Information Centre. The course equiped participants to answer the wide range of questions visitors ask, and how to help the visitors make the most of our county.

For more information, contact Vanessa Allen on 01865 686432

Date: 12 November 2018

Venue: Oxford Visitor Information Centre

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Experience Oxfordshire Partner Networking Event

Our next networking event was held the beautiful Heythrop Park Resort on 30th October. This event was an opportunity to network with each other and catch up with the Experience Oxfordshire team. The event included an exclusive tour of Heythrop Park Resort and an update on their exciting new developments. Following the tour partners enjoyed afternoon tea in the Wedgewood Room.

Date: 30 October 2018

Venue: Heythrop Park Resort

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Experience Oxfordshire Partner Meeting

The meeting provided Experience Oxfordshire partners an opportunity to catch up with the Experience Oxfordshire team, hear presentations from experts in the tourism industry, and network with other businesses from across the county. The event was held on Wednesday 26th September from 9.00 am – 12 pm, at The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford. The event was then followed by a special Oxford Bus Company City Sightseeing bus trip around Oxford city centre and back, showcasing Partner businesses along the way.

Date: 26 September 2018

Venue: The Kings Centre

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Social Media – Stay Protected 2018

Experience Oxfordshire has partnered with Hedges Law to deliver this valuable seminar to our partners. During this seminar, Prisca Bradley – Director and Head of Employment at Hedges Law – will focus on privacy and surveillance of social media alongside employment law, case studies, and common pitfalls.

Date: 19th June 2018

Venue: Eynsham Hall

Insights From the Experts 2018

Our annual Partner Conference ‘Insights from the Experts’ took place at Jurys Inn Oxford on Thursday 26th April 2018. The event featured 8 national speakers covering topics affecting tourism in the UK and locally in Oxfordshire.

Date: 26th April 2018

Venue: Jurys Inn Oxford

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Experience Oxfordshire Partner Meeting

The last Experience Oxfordshire Partner Meeting was held on Wednesday the 14th March from 10 am – 12 pm, at The Manor Country House Hotel.

This event is strictly for Experience Oxfordshire Partners only.

Date: 14th March 2018

Venue: The Manor Country House Hotel, Weston On The Green