Experience Oxfordshire Events


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.


7th July 2020

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

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.

Are you what a channel manager is? Does the word commission make you woosey? Struggling to find a way to make the most out of 3rd parties in a post lockdown world? Then this might just be the webinar for you. In this session, primarily aimed at activity, tour and experience suppliers and small, independent hotels, we’ll give you an introduction to the world of online travel agents. We’ll dispel some of the myths that surrounds this ever changing industry segment and show you how to plan and execute successful relationships within. We’ll also share some of the latest insights, trends and predictions for the future.

With guest John Bridge, Director at TravelBeat, a full service tourism sales and marketing company that helps tour, activity & experiences suppliers and destinations understand the tourism market and how to target it effectively to achieve their goals.

NB : Event log in details will be emailed to delegates 24 hours before the event.

Time:   12:00 – 13:00


20th October 2020

Insights from the Experts Conference

Now in its fourth year, ‘Insights’ is THE vital one-day conference for everyone involved in tourism, place making and the Visitor Economy.

Hosted by Experience Oxfordshire ( the DMO for the county), the event will see experts from across the sector providing expertise and insight on a range of important issues that affect the industry. This is your opportunity to meet and ask questions from industry leaders and discover best-practice and upcoming trends to help your business.

With speakers from VisitEngland, VisitBritain, China Travel Outbound, ABTA, Arts Council England and more.

Venue:   Jurys Inn Oxford

Time:   09:00 – 17:00



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.

Venue:   Heythrop Park Resort

Time:   16:00 – 19:30


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

Time:   10:00 – 12:30


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.


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


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