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Events & Workshops Calendar

Visit York hosts a diary of events throughout the year including networking and training events, the Annual Visit York Tourism Awards and the annual Tourism Conference. We’re also delighted to work with businesses across the city, opening up your events to our members in order to raise product knowledge, showcase new visitor experiences and share best practice.

Our networking events are often held at member attractions or conference facilities and provide a great opportunity to build relationships with other members across all tourism sectors. Event invites are sent out via email, our regular member eShot and details are posted below.

NOTE TO NON MEMBERS: If you’re not currently a member of Visit York and would like to come along to one of our networking events to find out more, please do get in touch. 


Visit York Member Events

Banyan's Christmas Bites and Website Wonderland
Banyan Bar & Kitchen, Tuesday 26 September, 1800 - 2000

Enjoy the full Banyan Christmas Experience by tucking into their new festive menu and trying your hand at shaking a cocktail or two. There will be fizz on arrival and the venue will be dressed for the occasion. Why not stay on for dinner and enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine?

At the same time, our marketing team will be on hand to tell you about Visit York’s new website - how it will enhance York’s visitor experience and drive more customers to your door. You’ll meet the local photographers engaged to produce stunning photography of the city and surrounding area and also help you, as a Visit York member, refresh your own images.

Please note - this is a business event and is not suitable for children.

We’d urge all our members to take this opportunity to get to know how your business can benefit and ask any questions you have regarding the new website.

Book your place


Save the Date

Christmas at the Castle
York Castle Museum, Thursday 30 November
Join us for a festive evening in one of York’s iconic attractions to kick off the festive season.
Booking opens in October.

York Food and Drink Conference 2017

14 September 2017, The Principal York

The Future of Food and Drink:
Opportunities and Challenges in a post Brexit Britain

York and its surrounding area is home to one of the largest concentrations of food and drink producers in the UK, ranging from multi-nationals to an ever growing number of specialist artisan makers and brewers. It is the biggest sector in the UK accounting for over 18.5% of manufacturing output with an estimated value in excess of £95.4bn.

The conference will feature inspirational stories and case studies about the changing nature of food and drink production and consumer trends. You will hear from the experts on the future of the industry in Yorkshire, how to prepare for buyers in a changing world and our small business showcase returns, bringing great first-hand stories from some of the thriving companies who are stepping up to these challenges, each in their own unique way.

Relevant to: Food producers, retailers, farmers, and restaurateurs in York and beyond.

For more information and to book your place visit

York Culture Awards

23 November 2017, York Minster

The York Culture Awards celebrates excellence in the arts and culture sector and rewards outstanding innovation, creativity and quality.

For details of categories and to enter visit Deadline for entries is Friday 29 September.

Business Masterclasses, Seminars and Networking with Make It York For Business

In addition to the events and seminars offered through Visit York, Make It York’s business brand Make It York for Business offer a regular programme of masterclasses, seminars and networking events. 

Visit York Members can get a 50% discount on all masterclasses. 

Click here for all upcoming events.

Industry Events

Visitor Attractions Conference 2017

Hear from Visit England at the annual Visitor Attractions Conference, a must for industry professionals in tourism, heritage and the attractions sector.

Click here for more information and to register

Visit York Member contact

For all enquiries, please contact the Business Engagement Team:

Tel: 01904 554650  |  Email:

Visit York Membership

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VIC Open Evening

"Thank you to you and all for the lovely event last night. Much appreciated!"

Visit York Tourism Awards 

"What a wonderful evening last night was, we all had a great time so thank you to you and the team at Visit York for putting on a great show."

"We had a fantastic time at the tourism awards, it was a great night!"

"Thank you for a wonderful evening, as always it was a fantastic night!"