Presenter & Trainer

Tony is a recognised authority on the marketing of destinations and venues for conferences, meetings, conventions, and other business events. He also has substantial experience and expertise in conference and event planning and conference education and training. He has presented on these and related topics at conferences across the UK and in a number of other countries. The latter have included:

• Seoul MICE Forum 2012 – Seoul, South Korea

• Universidad Europea de Madrid - Madrid, Spain, 2009


• Union of International Associations (UIA) member meeting - Brussels, Belgium, 2007

• ‘Meetings Africa’ conference - Johannesburg, South Africa, 2007

• Business tourism conference - Athens, Greece, 2007 and 2006

• Tourism Malaysia conference - Malaysia, 2006

• OPC annual conference - El Puerto de Santa María, Spain, 2006


• HAPCO annual conference - Athens, Greece 2005

• Business tourism conference - Monaco, 2003

Recent presentations have included the 2013 Venuemasters' annual conference, 'International Confex' 2014, and an HBAA member meeting 2014. He presented at the Association for Events Management Education (AEME) annual conference in Sheffield (July 2014).

He has organised 1-day and 2-day training courses in venue/destination marketing in Tees Valley, Herefordshire, and North Wales, and contributed to such courses run in Inverness and the Highlands of Scotland. He has also been a speaker at AGMs and seminars convened by Shakespeare Country (2008), Kent Conference Bureau (2008), Bournemouth International Conference Bureau (2007), Bath Hotel and Conference Association (2006 and 2008), Conference Lancashire (2003), Venuemasters (2013).

He regularly presents at a number of UK universities, including:

• Leeds Beckett University

• University College Birmingham

• Sheffield Hallam University

• Manchester Metropolitan University

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