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Evolving York – 2016 – York’s BIG Year

This event took place on Wednesday 20 January 2016, Voltigeur Suite, York Racecourse

Why will 2016 be York’s BIG Year?
What do you think the visitor of the future will look like?
How can we work together to attract them?

Part of a series of new ‘Serious About…’ events, aimed at supporting businesses in and around York, the annual Visit York Tourism Conference is a must for anyone working in tourism or associated sectors in York and Yorkshire.
The 2016 conference focused on how York can adapt and change for the future; opportunities your business can take advantage of and offered some key insights from expert speakers. A key element also included our Conference Exhibition.

The conference was hosted by BBC’S Phil Bodmer and the programme offered quality speakers, a panel debate by York experts and a presentation from Make It York.


We have a top line-up of expert speakers for our conference in 2016:

We had a top line-up of expert speakers for our conference in 2016


New: Panel Debate – How can businesses adapt for the future?

Panel Debate at the Make It York Conference

As a new addition for the programme in 2016, we invited some key figures from York’s tourism industry to join in a panel debate exploring the concept of a changing tourism landscape; offering us their insights and opinions into what the visitor of the future may look like and how businesses can adapt to the changing expectations of the visitor experience.


New: York’s BIG Year – 2016 Showcase


Guest speakers from some of the city’s top attractions presented their plans for the year ahead. Click through to find out more about York’s big tourism stories for 2016 to share with your guests and visitors, and how we can all work together to maximise the impact of these opportunities for the city.

Events Programme

As well as hearing from our speakers delegates got a flavour of York’s big news for the year ahead as well as tips and advice on how your business can benefit. See the programme here 

Visit York Member contact

For all enquiries, please contact the Business Engagement Team:

Tel: 01904 554650  |  Email:


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