Venues & Events
York Minster to Westminster: VisitYork4Meetings in London
- Category: Venues & Events
- Created on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 16:00
The event to be held on Wednesday 13 March 2013, hosted by MP for York, Hugh Bayley and MP for York outer, Julian Sturdy, will target conference buyers from London and the South as well as a selection of high-profile international organisers thanks to a partnership with Visit England. Guests will include a range of corporate, association and international meetings and incentive buyers.
The Houses of Parliament will provide a fitting backdrop to welcome delegates, where they will enjoy networking, afternoon tea and a tour of the venue. The invited guests will then move on to the new five star Intercontinental Westminster Hotel for a York venue showcase and Yorkshire themed dinner. Host venues will include the five star Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa, York Minster Conference and Banqueting Centre and the National Railway Museum.
Laura Freer, Business Tourism Manager at VisitYork4Meetings, said: “Targeting international conference buyers as well as those from London and the South is a key part of our strategy and our aim is to showcase the diverse range of venues York can offer. York can provide venues at competitive prices and is less than two hours from London by train, with great road and air links for international buyers.
“York Minster to Westminster is guaranteed to be a fantastic showcase and one that all our venues and partners are excited to be a part of. We really want it to be a day to remember as well as something that will drive conference organisers to choose York for their next event.”
MP for York, Hugh Bayley, added: “I’m delighted to be jointly hosting the York Minster to Westminster event which will profile a selection of the finest venues York can provide for conference organisers. The Houses of Parliament will offer a classic and exclusive venue to host the buyers.”
The York Minster to Westminster showcase is a key part of Visit York’s business tourism strategy, which in partnership with Visit England will also see a number of other international business tourism marketing opportunities. Activity includes further development of the Conference Ambassador Programme, a series of dedicated sales days and a programme of exhibitions and workshops promoting York for business.