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Peak District & Derbyshire Annual Tourism Conference 10:30 - 13:00
This year's conference will bring together leading industry figures including keynote speakers Tourism Minister, Nigel Huddleston MP and renowned travel journalist and broadcaster, Simon Calder. Join us between 10:30 and 13:00 for this must attend virtual event.

Delegates will also gain valuable insights from Councillor Barry Lewis, Leader of Derbyshire County Council; Jo Dilley, Managing Director of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire; and Lyndsey Swift of national tourist body VisitEngland.

The conference will shine a light on the biggest issues affecting tourism businesses, the latest consumer trends and the work being done to secure the industry’s long-term future - with plenty of opportunity for engagement and questions.

Draft agenda:
10:30 welcome

10:40 Jo Dilley, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire Managing Director

10:55 Cllr Barry Lewis, Leader of Derbyshire County Council

11:10 Nigel Huddlestone MP, Minister for Tourism

11:25 Q&A session with Nigel Huddleston MP, Cllr Barry Lewis and Jo Dilley

11:40 B2B video

11:45 Interview panel with local businesses

12:15 Lyndsey Swift, Head of England Planning & Delivery VisitBritain/VisitEngland

12:30 Simon Calder, Travel Journalist and Broadcaster

13:00 Close

Apr 1, 2021 10:30 AM in London

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Nigel Huddleston MP
Minister for Tourism
Nigel Huddleston was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 14 February 2020. He is also an Assistant Government Whip. He was appointed on 29 July 2019.
Simon Calder
Travel Journalist & Broadcaster
Simon Calder is Britain's leading travel commentator and is known as “the man who pays his way” which means that he pays for his own travel. He began his career at Gatwick airport, where he cleaned out planes for Sir Freddie Laker and, later, frisked passengers (for a job, that is; not a hobby). He then started to write travel guidebooks and travel articles. Today Simon is Travel Correspondent for The Independent. Simon also writes for the Evening Standard, the i newspaper, as well many other publications. Simon is a regular guest on national TV and radio, often seen on BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain, This Morning, CNN, ITV News and Sky News. Plus BBC Radio 4 and 5. He has a new travel podcast called You Should Have Been There. He is frequently interviewed on national and local BBC radio. Twitter: @SimonCalder; Website: www.simoncalder.co.uk Instagram: simon_calder