Monday 1st of October 2018 16:46
Source New Suppliers: Our Exhibition Hall will be packed with those who offer products or services used by Tourism & Hospitality Businesses. We bring everyone together in one place, enabling you to make lots of relevant contacts, all in one day. From mattresses to marketing, fire safety to financial services, bedding to booking systems, candles to coffee and glamping pods to 360 virtual property tours, and much more, there’s something for everyone.
Be Inspired – Kate Morel: Headline Speaker Kate Morel will share her insight into how to make your business stand out from the crowd and gain a competitive edge. Kate is an industry specialist, writer and experienced speaker, having regularly headlined at various tourism and glamping events across the UK and further afield.
1 to 1 Business Advice Appointments:Book a 15 minute one-to-one appointment with a variety of people who can share expert advice to those setting up or running tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses in the county. Advisors include Business Rates, Traffic Management (Brown & White Tourism Signs), Marketing & Media, Planning, Quality Grading, Visit Wales Funding / Investment Support, Business Wales, Carmarthenshire Tourism Association, Cymraeg Byd Busnes / Welsh for Business.
2019 Year of Discovery: Find out more about Visit Wales Marketing Plans for 2019 including practical tips of how your business can get involved.
Networking Zone: Meet others working in tourism in the county, get contacts, build partnerships and catch up with familiar faces.
Carmarthenshire Cycling Hub of Wales Update: Hear about the plans to build on the legacy of the Tour of Britain and how your business can get involved and benefit from the cycling market.
Wales Food & Drink Showcase: NEW for 2018, visit our Showcase to meet local producers, sample their products and get guidance as to how you can incorporate great local products into your menus. A great way to source new products and make new connections.
Inspiring Ideas and Funding Support: find out more about available funding schemes available from Visit Wales and Carmarthenshire County Council, and be inspired by some of the recent projects supported through these schemes.
Talk & Taste Session: Food writer , broadcaster and owner of Wright’s Food Emporium Simon Wright chairs a Q&A session with a variety of the region’s exciting new food and drink producers. From Biltong to Welsh Cakes, free range pork to chillies, and Artisan Syrups to Welsh Moonshine and more, there’s something for everyone!
Promote your Business: Bring along your own promotional material, and pick up information on things to do in the area from our ‘Leaflet Swap’ table, to share with guests and build working partnerships with others.
(*Discounted to £5 for CTA Members. Price applies to pre-booked tickets. On the day tickets available at a higher price of £13, discounted to £8 for CTA Members.)
For full details of the day, including how to book your place, click here.
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