//Free places available for ABTA members to attend Travel Matters conference

Free places available for ABTA members to attend Travel Matters conference

ABTA is offering a limited number of complimentary places for members to attend its annual Travel Matters conference.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the conference, a key policy event in the travel industry calendar, taking place on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the prestigious One Great George Street in Westminster, London.

Travel Matters is the travel and tourism industry’s forum for debating the political and policy issues that matter most to the sector, with the theme this year being ‘A Vision for the Next Decade’.

With the UK currently in the midst of Brexit negotiations, the travel industry finds itself at a pivotal moment. The conference will discuss what the industry might look like in the future and how travel business leaders can navigate the shifting political landscape, as well as what will happen beyond Brexit.

The event brings together an invited audience of CEOs and executive directors, political figures, government stakeholders and national and travel trade media representatives. ABTA is offering complimentary places to ABTA members.

LBC’s Tom Swarbrick will be moderating the event and will be joined by politicians, ministers, top industry figures and media commentators.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mark Tanzer, chief executive, ABTA
  • Mike Cooper, CEO, Eurostar International
  • Sir Simon Hughes, chancellor, London South Bank University
  • Martin Alcock, director, Travel Trade Consultancy
  • Sandra Kelly, director UK skills and policy, People 1st International
  • Luke Petherbridge, head of public affairs, ABTA

The complimentary places will be issued on a first come, first served basis, which members can apply for by emailing events@abta.co.uk. The places are restricted to ABTA members only. A limited number of tickets will also be available to purchase at abta.com/travelmatters.

Mark Tanzer, chief executive of ABTA, said: “We are delighted to offer complimentary places for our members at ABTA’s leading policy event and hope they will take advantage of the opportunity to attend Travel Matters. This year, our theme ‘A Vision for the Next Decade’ will allow us to discuss the issues most important to travel businesses in the next ten years as we look to the future of our industry.”

This year’s headline sponsor is Travel Trade Consultancy, co-sponsor is ANA – All Nippon Airways and media partner is Global, the Media & Entertainment Group.