4:20 pm, December 13, 2011
Cornwall’s tourism businesses will converge on the Royal Cornwall Showground in March when VisitCornwall holds its Spring Conference to coincide with expowest Cornwall.
The expowest shows, now in their 32nd year, are widely regarded as the most important events in the tourism, catering and hospitality calendar.
expowest Cornwall takes place at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, from March 6-8 with the VisitCornwall conference hosted on the final day.
Malcolm Bell, head of tourism for VisitCornwall, said: “Holding our spring conference at expowest Cornwall brings together two great events. It is an excellent partnership at just the right time of the year for the industry and the combined offer allows visitors to make the most effective use of their time.
“The format is going to be similar to our autumn conference with keynote speakers in the morning and a series of shorter presentations in the afternoon, all addressing the key issues for owners and managers on how to develop business, get more customers and save money.”
In addition to playing host to the VisitCornwall Spring Conference, expowest will also be hosting the inaugural Visit Devon Tourism Conference, in association with Tourism Devon, during the expowest Westcountry event which takes place at the Westpoint Area, Exeter, on February 8 and 9.