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

2nd October

Experience Oxfordshire Partnership Meeting at Saïd Business School

The meeting will give 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 will also include a tour of Saïd Business School to view its state of the art conferencing and meeting facilities.

Wednesday 2nd October 2019 from 9.30am to 12.30pm

Please arrive at 9.00 am to enjoy the kind hospitality from Saïd Business School who will be providing a welcome start to the day with tea/coffee and pastries. The meeting will commence at 9.30am and conclude by 12.30pm.

Parking is not available on site and attendees should look to use Public transport wherever possible with particular reference to the city’s extensive Park and Ride network. Saïd Business School is also well positioned for Oxford Railway Station.

The event finishes at 12.30pm

This event is Free for all Experience Oxfordshire Partners with non-Partner attendees paying £49 + VAT to confirm their attendance.

Saïd Business School is the business school of the University of Oxford, named after the benefactor Mr Wafic Saïd and is part of Oxford University’s Social Sciences Division. Oxford Saïd is the University of Oxford’s centre of learning for undergraduate and graduate students in business, management and finance. The business school is one of the leading conference and events providers in the area.

24th October

Taking England to the World

Looking to expand into international markets? Looking to grow international sales?

Experience Oxfordshire and VisitEngland would like to invite you to Taking England to the World – a one day training programme, in conjunction with Google Digital Garage, which aims to help your business become international-ready.

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

Demand for this expert insight from VisitEngland and Google Digital Garage is expected to be high, so please secure your place as early as possible.

Who is it for?

This training programme is aimed at suppliers from all sectors of the English travel industry – from accommodation to attractions, and from excursions to experiences. Whilst particularly suitable for SMEs, larger organisations are also welcome to attend.

What is the cost?    The training is offered FREE of charge, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Spaces are limited, and places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

When is it?    Thursday 24th October 2019

Where is it?   Courtyard by Marriott Oxford South, 6 Milton Gate, Milton, Abingdon OX14 4FP. Complimentary on-site parking

Timings:    The day will start at 9am and will finish by 5pm.

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7th November

Conference Partner Meeting at Lady Margaret Hall

Our next Conference Partner Sales Meeting will be held at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford on Thursday 7th November at 9.30am. Experience Oxfordshire looks forward to welcoming you all to catch up on all things Conferencing and to hear from invited guests.

Lady Margaret Hall is available for meetings, conferences, seminars and functions. The College has been open to new ideas since it was founded in 1878 to admit the first female students to the University of Oxford. Its fresh approach, distinctive buildings and spacious, natural landscape make Lady Margaret Hall the perfect setting for memorable events that engage and inspire your guests. They can provide dining for small groups or up to 250 people in their splendid wood-panelled dining hall. Outside term time they can host residential conferences for up to 180 guests in en suite rooms.

Please arrive at 9.30 am to enjoy the kind hospitality from Lady Margaret Hall who will be providing a welcome start to the day with tea/coffee. The meeting will commence at 10.00am and conclude by 12.30pm.

Parking is not available on site, and attendees should look to use Public transport wherever possible with particular reference to the city’s extensive Park and Ride network.

This free event is for Experience Oxfordshire Conferencing Partners ONLY.

28th November

Experience Oxfordshire Festive Networking at Oxford Visitor Information Centre

Christmas celebrations start here at the Oxford Visitor Information Centre!

Join the Experience Oxfordshire team at our Award Winning Visitor Information Centre (VIC) to network with the team and our partners. It is a great opportunity to see how you can make the most of the services offered in the VIC – which attracts around half a million visitors annually. The evening will also provide partners an opportunity to receive exclusive offers on marketing activity and discounts on purchases to help you with your Christmas shopping!

This event is Free for all Experience Oxfordshire Partners with non-Partner attendees paying £49 + VAT to confirm their attendance.

The Oxford Visitor Information Centre should be your first stop when arriving in Oxford. Managed by Experience Oxfordshire, it has all the information you require to visit our beautiful county.

We are proud to be awarded Information Provider of the Year Silver Award in The Beautiful South Awards 2017, Silver in VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018, and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Our friendly and helpful team will ensure your visit to Oxford and Oxfordshire is a memorable one. Open 7 days a week, we are happy to give advice and information on what to see and do during your visit as well as a wide range of services.

PAST EVENTS

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Insights from the Experts 2019

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

The event will see experts from across the Visitor Economy sector providing expertise and insight on a range of important issues that affect the industry. This is your opportunity to meet and ask questions.

Date: 23 May 2019

Times: 9am – 4.30pm

Venue: Jurys Inn, Oxford, OX2 8AL

Tickets: £129  ( or free to partners of Experience Oxfordshire )

Conference Partner Meeting

Join us at Jurys Inn, Oxford on Thursday 25th April at 9.30am for the Conferencing Partners Spring Meeting.

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

Plus, hear from our invited speaker, Jamie Ades , Destination Relationship & Support Manager forBusiness Events at Visit Britain who will discuss 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 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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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 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

16th July

Experience Oxfordshire Summer Partner Networking Event at The Macdonald Bear Hotel in Woodstock

This event is an opportunity to network with each other and catch up with the Experience Oxfordshire team. The event will also include an exclusive tour of the hotel. Following the tour, attendees will be able to enjoy afternoon tea whilst taking up the opportunity to network with other Experience Oxfordshire Partners.

Tuesday 16th July 3pm – 5.30pm

There are only 50 places available at this exclusive networking event and they will be allocated on a first come basis so do register straight away to avoid disappointment.

Networking events are FREE for partners of Experience Oxfordshire, non-partners are welcome to attend at a cost of £49+VAT which must be paid in advance of the event.

The Macdonald Bear Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Oxfordshire and offers a beautiful slice of luxury in the heart of the countryside. Set in Woodstock, in what was once a 13th century coaching inn, our hotel combines history and culture with exceptional facilities. With direct access to the historic city of Oxford, our hotel is a popular choice for leisure breaks, business and weddings.

The hotel is a perfect venue for celebrations, events and conferences; we boast superb hotel accommodation, stylish meeting and function rooms, peaceful views over the courtyard and stunning period features. Great for a relaxing retreat too, the hotel’s location serves as a great base to visit Blenheim Palace or Bicester Village as well exploring the enchanting market town of Woodstock.