VisitYork4Meetings, the business tourism arm of Visit York, has announced that 21 of York’s best corporate venues will be attending the innovative ‘York Minster to Westminster’ event in London on 13th March 2013.
The venues will meet over 70 conference buyers from Europe, London and the South-East at hosted receptions at the Houses of Parliament and the new five-star Intercontinental Westminster Hotel.
The event represents a unique opportunity to showcase the city’s excellent business tourism product face-to-face with individuals with direct conference and event purchasing power.
Delegates will begin the day at The Houses of Parliament for networking, afternoon tea and a tour, before moving on to the Intercontinental Westminster Hotel, a former government building, for the York venue showcase and Yorkshire-themed dinner.
Christophe Ughetto, General Manager of Novotel York Centre, said:
“We are very proud to be supporting VisitYork4Meetings’ innovative York Minster to Westminster event. Novotel is a global brand and yet we are embedded in the local communities where our hotels are situated. We understand how important it is that York has a strong profile nationally and internationally, not only in the leisure tourism sector but also, vitally, in the highly lucrative business tourism market.”
Confirmed delegates include senior event organisers from a wide cross-section of organisations including blue chip companies, high profile charities and prestigious societies.
A selection of senior international organisers will also attend thanks to a partnership with Visit England.
John Tasker, Head of Events for Cancer Research UK, commented:
“Having never used York before as a destination for larger meetings and conferences I am looking forward to finding out about what would be available.”
The York Minster to Westminster showcase is a key part of Visit York’s business tourism strategy, which in partnership with Visit England will also see a number of other international business tourism marketing opportunities. Activity includes further development of the Conference Ambassador Programme, a series of dedicated sales days and a programme of national and international exhibitions promoting York for business.
The full list of venues that will be attending York Minster to Westminster is: