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

Digital Training with The Evergreen Agency: Using LinkedIn

Thu, 11 November 11:30am-1pm

Experience Oxfordshire welcome our Ambassador Partner, The Evergreen Agency who will present and share their expertise on Using LinkedIn as a Marketing tool to the wider Partnership in this exclusive webinar.

Through this new digital skills programme, The Evergreen Agency aims to help businesses recover and to demonstrate how to capitalise on the post-pandemic digital world.

Experience Oxfordshire are pleased to be able to work in Partnership with The Evergreen Agency as they are a leading creative SEO & PPC agency. Evergreen have been growing businesses and increasing online revenues, sales and leads for their clients since 2013.

This a Virtual Event. Registered Attendees will be sent an invitation Zoom link 24 hours before the event.
This meeting is for Experience Oxfordshire Partners only. Non-Partners and guests may attend by registering for admission at a cost of £29 plus VAT.

Experience Oxfordshire Autumn Virtual Partner Meeting

Wed, 17 November 2pm-3:30pm

An opportunity to receive an update from Experience Oxfordshire and to take part in an open forum with Partners around the Visitor Economy

As a Partner of Experience Oxfordshire, we would like to invite you to an online group meeting , to discuss the challenges we have all faced in the Tourism sector from the effects the Covid-19 pandemic, and how our individual sectors are recovering and how we view the strengths and weaknesses in the visitor economy as we go into 2022

We will also be updating you on our recent marketing activities together with our aspirations for 2022 and beyond.

This a Virtual Event . Registered Attendees will be sent an invitation link 24 hours before the event.

This meeting is for Experience Oxfordshire Partners only. Non-Partners and guests may attend by registering for admission at a cost of £15 plus VAT .

Experience Oxfordshire Partner Meeting at Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa

Thu, 10 February 9:30am-1pm

The first Experience Oxfordshire Partner Meeting of 2022 will be held on Thursday 10th February at 9.30am at Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa

Pastries, Tea and Coffee will be served on arrival from 8.30am

This first face-to-face Partner meeting of 2022 will give Experience Oxfordshire Partners an opportunity to catch up with the EO team, to learn about developments for the coming year and also to review the Visitor Economy and its challenges through 2021.

A number of guest speakers have been invited to attend. Further details will be published closer to the event.

The event will finish at 1.00pm when tours will be available of the Hotel and Spa together with the recently developed Performance Centre – including a 200m Swimming Lake, Assault Course and Performance Gym.

Venue : Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa , Chesterton , Bicester ,Oxon

This event is FREE to all Experience Oxfordshire Partners with non-Partner attendees being welcome on payment of £49 plus VAT to confirm their attendance. Please register using the appropriate ticket button.

PAST EVENTS

Fri, 8 October 8am

Visitor Economy Webinar with Oxfordshire MPs

Experience Oxfordshire are hosting a virtual discussion with Oxfordshire MP’s on the visitor economy with Q&A from businesses.

Following on from our successful round table event during English Tourism Week we are delighted to be holding another virtual event with leading Oxfordshire politicians.

This is an exclusive opportunity to feedback on the impact of the pandemic on the Oxfordshire Visitor Economy, the continued support needed for recovery and an opportunity to ask questions directly to our local MP’s on issues and concerns affecting them.

Robert Courts MP and Annelise Dodds MP are confirmed as guests with more to be announced.

We are providing some questions in advance to the MPs. If you have a specific question then please send this across to julie.moxon@experienceoxfordshire.org by close of play Monday 4th October 2021 to ensure inclusion.

Please note this event is FREE for Experience Oxfordshire Partners, non-partners are welcome to attend at a charge of £29+VAT which must be paid before the event.

Wed, 6 October 11am-12:30pm

Digital Training with The Evergreen Agency: Using Paid Media (PPC)

Experience Oxfordshire are pleased to welcome our Ambassador Partner, The Evergreen Agency to share their expertise on Using Paid media (PPC) to the wider Partnership in this exclusive webinar.

Through this new digital skills programme, The Evergreen Agency aims to help businesses recover and to demonstrate how to capitalise on the post-pandemic digital world.

The Evergreen Agency are a leading creative SEO & PPC agency. Evergreen have been growing businesses and increasing online revenues, sales and leads for their clients since 2013.

This a Virtual Event. Registered Attendees will be sent an invitation Zoom link 24 hours before the event.
This meeting is for Experience Oxfordshire Partners only. Non-Partners and guests may attend by registering for admission at a cost of £29 plus VAT.

Wed, 18 August 3-6pm

New Theatre Oxford

First Face-to-Face Networking event of 2021 at New Theatre Oxford

Join the Experience Oxfordshire team and our Partners at our first Face-to-Face Networking Event of 2021 at New Theatre, Oxford.

Following a long period of closure due to the pandemic Experience Oxfordshire are delighted to be able to support and showcase the theatre ahead of their official re-opening on the Monday 23rd August with the musical production of ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’.

The event is a great opportunity to catch up with the Experience Oxfordshire team and find out our plans as well as catching up with colleagues and other Experience Oxfordshire partners alongside making new business connections. Refreshments will be provided, including a drinks reception.

Please note this event is FREE for Experience Oxfordshire Partners, non-partners are welcome to attend at a charge of £49+VAT which must be paid before the event

Wed, 8 September 11am-12:30pm

Digital Training with The Evergreen Agency: SEO & Content Marketing webinar

Experience Oxfordshire are pleased to welcome our Ambassador Partner, The Evergreen Agency to share their expertise on SEO & Content Marketing to the wider Partnership in this exclusive webinar.

Through this new digital skills programme, The Evergreen Agency aims to help businesses recover and to demonstrate how to capitalise on the post-pandemic digital world.

The Evergreen Agency are a leading creative SEO & PPC agency. Evergreen have been growing businesses and increasing online revenues, sales and leads for their clients since 2013.

This event will be a Virtual event on Microsoft Teams. Registered Attendees will be sent an invitation link 24 hours before the event.

This meeting is for Experience Oxfordshire Partners only. Non-Partners and guests may attend by registering for admission at a cost of £29 plus VAT.

Tuesday 11th May at 2.00pm

Experience Oxfordshire Partnership Meeting with a guest speaker from TXGB

As a Partner of Experience Oxfordshire, we would like to invite you to a virtual Partner Meeting, to hear about recent developments here at Experience Oxfordshire and to discuss the challenges we have all faced in the Tourism sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how we are formulating the next steps towards recovery .

Joining us will be the Tourism Exchange GB (TXGB), TXGB is a digital marketplace, developed in partnership with VisitEngland and offers tourism businesses the opportunity to diversify their distribution.

We will also be updating you on our recent activities together with our aspirations for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.

This event will be a Virtual event on Microsoft Teams. Registered Attendees will be sent an invitation link 24 hours before the event.

This meeting is for Experience Oxfordshire Partners only. Non-Partners and guests may attend by registering for admission at a cost of £15 plus VAT.

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Wednesday 10th February 2021 11.00am

An Industry renewed: How travel and Tourism can thrive in 2021 and beyond 

There has never been a more tumultuous time for the travel and tourism industry. With that in mind, Digital Visitor has written a whitepaper with the sole purpose of equipping businesses with the insights and ideas they will need in 2021 and beyond.

In this session they will run through their findings from their whitepaper, including predictions for the upcoming few years and will cover :

  • Where there will be challenges
  • Where there will be opportunities
  • Specific actions to give your business the best fighting chance

This Event is FREE for Partners of Experience Oxfordshire . Non-Partners may attend for a fee of £29 plus VAT. Please register using the appropriate ticketing option.

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Wednesday 24th February 2021 14.00

An update from Experience Oxfordshire and our Partners

As a Partner of Experience Oxfordshire, we would like to invite you to an online group meeting , to discuss the challenges we have all faced in the Tourism sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how we could all formulate the next steps required to focus on recovery .

We will also be updating you on our recent activities together with our aspirations for 2021 and beyond.

This a Virtual Event . Registered Attendees will be sent an invitation link 24 hours before the event.

This meeting is for Experience Oxfordshire Partners only. Non-Partners and guests may attend by registering for admission at a cost of £15 plus VAT .

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Monday February 1st 2021 at 1.00pm

Ambassador Partner Meeting

By invitation only

Wednesday 26th May 2.00pm

Venue Partner Meeting with guest speaker Kerrin McPhie, Head of Business Events at VisitBritian

Experience Oxfordshire would like to invite our Venue Partners to an online group meeting on Microsoft Teams, to discuss the challenges we have all faced in the Venues and Events sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how we are individually planning to launch the recovery and how we could work together to formulate the next steps required to focus on recovery .

We will be joined by Kerrin McPhie , Head of Business Events at VisitBritian who will be discussing the opportunities for Oxfordshire from international events together with an update on Business Events funding for 2021-22 and the Visit Britain activities planned in-market for the year ahead.

This meeting is for Experience Oxfordshire Venue Partners only. Non-Partners may attend by registering for admission at a cost of £15 plus VAT.

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Wednesday 16th June at 2.00 pm

Building Tourism Forward Better – with an Innovation Toolkit with Stephen Spencer Associates

As the tourism industry inches towards recovery, Stephen Spencer + Associates contend that forward, not back, is the direction to look as well as to travel. With that in mind, SS+A has developed an Innovation Toolkit with the sole purpose of equipping destinations and organisations with the ability to reimagine and reinvigorate their business model.

 

This meeting is for Experience Oxfordshire Partners only. Non-Partners and guests may attend by registering for admission at a cost of £15 plus VAT .

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Summer Virtual Partner Meeting

Tue, 20th July 2pm

An opportunity to receive an update from Experience Oxfordshire and to take part in an open forum with Partners around the Visitor Economy.

We will also be updating you on our recent activities together with our aspirations for 2021 and beyond.

This a Virtual Event . Registered Attendees will be sent an invitation link 24 hours before the event.

This meeting is for Experience Oxfordshire Partners only. Non-Partners and guests may attend by registering for admission at a cost of £15 plus VAT .

Experience Oxfordshire Venue Partners Meeting

Update from Experience Oxfordshire and our Venues Partners

Experience Oxfordshire would like to invite our Venue Partners to an online group meeting on Microsoft Teams, to discuss the challenges we have all faced in the Venues and Events sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how we could all formulate the next steps required to focus on recovery .

We will also be highlighting our recent activities at MeetGB in June and more recently The Meeting Show in October ; both virtual events promoting and supporting Experience Oxfordshire Venues Partners through these difficult times.

This event will be a Virtual Event on Microsoft Teams . Registered Attendees will be sent a Team Meeting invitation link 24 hours before the event.

This meeting is for Experience Oxfordshire Venue Partners only. Non-Partners may attend by registering for admission at a cost of £15 plus VAT .

For more information please visit here.

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 3 Nov 2020 at 15:00pm – Paul Bristow

Tuesday 20 Oct 2020 at 10:00am – Stuart Render – Stuart Render Tourism

Tuesday 27 Oct 2020 at 15:00pm – Andrew Stokes – Visit England Director

Wednesday 28 Oct 2020 at 14:00am – Sarah Long

Tuesday 13 Oct 2020 at 11:00am – Anthony Rawlins – Digital Visitor 

Wednesday 14 Oct 2020 at 10:00am – Helena Beard – China Travel Outbound

Thursday 15 Oct 2020 at 12noon – Kerrin MacPhie – VisitBritain / VisitEngland

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