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Becoming a Conference Ambassador

A Conference Ambassador is an individual who is passionate about York, who will promote a positive image of the destination, and who directly or indirectly encourages more conferences and business events to take place in the city.

Becoming an Ambassador is a way of making a real difference to your region as well as giving you the opportunity to showcase your institution to your National and International peers.

Become an Ambassador of Your Favourite City


As an Ambassador you would benefit from the unparalleled experience of the Conference team at Visit York, who would help you to propose York as a destination and support you through all the stages of delivering a successful event from start to finish.

A member of the team will help you through the process of bidding for an event, venue finding, give you advice on accommodation, rate negotiation, partner programmes and provide other local knowledge to make your event a resounding success.

As an Ambassador you will:

  • Raise your personal profile within your organisation, as well as the profile of your specialist subject area and university
  • Establish new contacts and partnerships in your field
  • Play a pivotal role in increasing the profile of your region and enhancing the local economy
  • Influence conference programme content
  • Provide development opportunities for colleagues within your team who will benefit from a greater level of access to key conference
  • Be invited to exclusive networking events to meet other Ambassadors
  • Receive VIP passes for York giving them complimentary access to local attractions.

Why Choose York?

Why York?

York is one of the country's most compelling cities and is ideally located being less than a two hour train journey from London and easily accessible from all parts of the UK and beyond by road and air.

First rate hotels and conference venues and a well-established record in research and academia thanks to its two internationally renowned universities, make York a fitting destination for the most noteworthy of conferences. Gala Dinners and other prestigious after hours events can be held across a range of unique locations available across the city, including Medieval guild halls, world class museums, and York Minster itself.

Get in touch with our Conference Team

For all enquiries, please contact Emma Binnersley, Jennie Lowthian or Laura Freer:

Emma Binnersley
Telephone : 01904 550080 | Email :

Jennie Lowthian
Telephone : 01904 554653 | Email :

Laura Freer
Telephone : 01904 554453 | Email :