Tony Rogers Conference & Event Services provides a range of specialist consultancy, information and research services. These embrace:


  • Destination and Venue Consultancy


Development of marketing plans and strategies for venues and destinations


Analysis of destination infrastructure and advice on investments and enhancements needed


Local venue survey assessment of the performance of conference venues in a local area and estimates of their economic impact


Assessment and benchmarking for Destination Marketing Organisations/Convention and Visitor Bureaux


  • Conference Ambassador Programme Development 

Tony Rogers Conference & Event Services has developed considerable knowledge and expertise in the development of Conference Ambassador Programmes, working in close partnership with another consultant, Sue Beverley of CHS Group


A major new research study into Conference Ambassador Programmes by Sue and Tony was published in April 2014 - to view further details, please click here.


We are able to work with destinations to develop world-class Conference Ambassador Programmes, whether you need a toolkit and step-by-step approach to launch a new programme or a tailored package of support to enhance your existing programme.


Projects to date have included developing Ambassador Programmes for England's Northwest, on behalf of Carlisle & Cumbria, Chester & Cheshire, Lancashire & Blackpool, Liverpool, and Manchester. Work has also been done with York and Scarborough Conferences to develop a new Conference Ambassador Programme for the twin destinations, and also Hull and East Yorkshire Conferences.


  • Industry / Education Interface and Liaison


Contributing to the development of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) infrastructure for the business events sector


Contributing to the creation of national skills strategies


Working with Leeds Beckett University (as a Visiting Fellow) to develop further a range of industry initiatives in the Yorkshire region and beyond


Speaking and lecturing to university and college groups


Revalidation of university conference and event management programmes


  • Research


Overseeing local, regional and national research projects, including project management of the annual 'UK Conference and Meeting Survey'.

Tony and Richard Smith of RJS Associates have been contracted by the Events Industry Alliance to project-manage a major 3-year study into the UK exhibitions and events sector, entitled 'SASiE' (Size and Scale Index for Events).


Contributing to the Research Group of the Business Visits & Events Partnership to identify research priorities and implement new research activity.


Contributing to Leeds Beckett University’s work for Meeting Professionals International (MPI), with projects on Corporate Social Responsibility, The Future of Meetings, UK Economic Impact Study, and a study for Abu Dhabi


Monitoring industry trends and investments


  • Writing


Provision of articles and features for trade media


Writing press releases and other written materials


Client List


Beroe Consulting

BH Live

Business Visits & Events Partnership

Cardiff Council

Conference Centres of Excellence


Events Industry Alliance

Gerson Lehman Group


Hull & East Yorkshire Conferences

Leeds City Council

Leeds Beckett University

Meeting Professionals International

Meetings Industry Association

National Coastal Tourism Academy/Bournemouth

Sheffield Hallam University

Staffordshire County Council

TEAM Tourism

United Business Media ('International Confex')

University College Birmingham

University of Gloucestershire

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Visit Belfast




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