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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

Christmas at York Museum Gardens
Thursday 16 November, Various time slots – FULLY BOOKED
Lunchbox Theatrical Productions are offering 100 free places to Visit York Members, giving you the chance to visit this sparkling new festive installation. There are optional time slots so please click on the link for more information. Up to two people per member business but additional tickets can be purchased.

Stonegate Medical
Monday 20 November, 19.00 – 21.00
This event is aimed to help visitors to the city access emergency medical care and is aimed at all customer facing staff. A unique opportunity to visit the Medical Rooms in Stonegate while at the same time finding out finding out what support is on hand.
Book: To book click here

GDPR Workshop
Thursday 23 November, 10:00 – 13:00
National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, (off Walmgate)

The biggest change in data protection law in a generation is nearly here. On 25 May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the current Data Protection Act 1998. GDPR gives new rights to individuals and strengthens their existing rights in relation to how you collect, use and store their personal data. Furthermore, GDPR introduces a new accountability principle for businesses to actively demonstrate their compliance.

With less than 6 months to go until GDPR becomes directly applicable in the UK, it is important you know what your new obligations are in relation to processing personal data and what measures you need to take to get your business ready to be compliant as of 25 May 2018.

This workshop will help you understand what GDPR is and will look at, in particular:

  • your new obligations under the ‘accountability principle’
  • outsourcing of personal data processing – contracts and responsibilities & liabilities
  • how to obtain consent to process personal data under GDPR

Also attending the workshop will be the team from Kashing – the payment management system handling all Guestlink transactions.
Karen and Neil will be on hand to answer questions and update you on being PCI compliant.

Book: To book click here

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland
Wednesday 22 November, 18.00 – 20.00 – FULLY BOOKED

Dancing on Ice – Your chance to get your skates on. Once again we have 100 skating tickets for our Visit York members. Up to two people per business are invited to take to the ice and then enjoy a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate. Additional tickets can be purchased on the night.

Christmas at the Castle
Thursday 30 November, 18.00 - 20.00, York Castle Museum

Join us for a festive evening in one of York’s iconic attractions to kick off the festive season.
Step onto York Castle Museum’s world-famous recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate, where traditional garlands, a glistening Christmas tree and decorated shop windows will take you back in time to historic York.
Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pie while meeting up with fellow members or chatting with Visit York staff to find out what's happening in the city over Christmas and New Year.

Book:  To book click here

Visit York Tourism Conference

17 January 2018, York Racecourse

The Digital Age has already changed the way we shop, work and play. But what effect is it having on how we plan our travel purchases, how we welcome our visitors and how we maximise new technologies to benefit York and Yorkshire’s tourism sector?

• How are digital and social media influencing the visitor journey?
• How can you turn online engagement into revenue?
• How can your business capitalise on Visit York’s campaigns?
• What are tomorrow’s marketing techniques?
• Upping our game – how can York offer the world’s best welcome?
• The ‘halo’ effect – how do cities make a success of it?

All these questions and more will be debated at the annual Visit York Tourism Conference. The conference is an essential event for anyone working in tourism or its associated sectors. The 2018 conference will focus on how, working together, we can capitalise on new opportunities in this Digital Age.

For more information click here

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.

Visit York Member contact

For all enquiries, please contact the Business Engagement Team:

Tel: 01904 554650  |  Email:

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VIC Open Evening

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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!"