Institute of Travel and Tourism - Future You 'On the Road'

ITT Future You 'On the Road' logoThe ITT Future You - On The Road is an annual roadshow organised by the Institute of Travel and Tourism to bring some of the biggest names in the travel and tourism industry to the ITT Centres of Excellence across the UK. The roadshows will return to Wolverhampton for the third year in the new 2016/17 winter programme, welcoming students and lecturers in the Midlands to network with industry representatives and be updated on careers trends in the Travel & Tourism sectors.

Join the ITT’s Future You on the Road team and leading travel, leisure and hospitality trade suppliers from across the country for a full day of learning and networking.

Speak directly with current leading professionals within the travel trade industry, hear their story and see what opportunities lie ahead and how you can further your journey into the travel industry.

The University of Wolverhampton is proud to host this premier travel industry event.

Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017

Time: 10am to 2.30pm

Venues and programme

Morning session 10am to 12.30pm: Registration at 10am - ITT Future You Conference - Chancellors Hall (Wulfruna Building -Wolverhampton University) WV1 1LY - there is no need to register in advance.

Afternoon session 1.30pm to 2.30pm:- ITT Future You Roadshow, Ground Floor,  Harrison Learning Centre, MD building, City Campus, University of Wolverhampton WV1 1LY - a great opportunity for students and recent graduates to connect with employers and exhibitors to find out about career planning, placements, internships, graduate jobs, and professional memberships. No registration is required.

Featured speaker

Tim Manson, Operations and Policy Director, Marketing Birmingham

As a member of the Executive Team at Marketing Birmingham, Tim has strategic responsibility for securing and monitoring return on investment of the company’s public sector funding. This includes the management of its current £4m European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project, between 2011 and 2015 he managed a £21m ERDF project one of the largest of its kind in the country, the project created jobs in the region by growing the visitor economy, boosting levels of inward investment and supporting indigenous businesses to growth.

Tim also oversees the company’s Research and Policy teams, who deliver data and analysis of the region’s economic performance and growth potential; HR and Facilities Management. Tim joined Marketing Birmingham as Operations and Policy Director in July 2005 and was appointed to the Board in 2010.

Tim plays a strategic role in the development of the area’s tourism sector, coordinating meetings of the Destination Management Partnership’s in the Midlands and the Visitor Economy group of the Great Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Tim is also Chair of the Core Cities Destination Management Group.

Previously as Head of Leisure Tourism for Birmingham City Council, Tim was an advisor to the West Midlands Local Government Association and served on the Board of Tourism West Midlands. 

Tim has a strong track record in destination management and promotion. Prior to his time in Birmingham, Tim was Assistant Director for Tourism and Culture at Conwy County Borough Council leading on major capital schemes to update the Great Orme Tramway, five Victorian parks and the building of North Wales Theatre and was a Board member of the British Association of Conference Destinations.

Tim is a Non-Executive Director of Central Learning Partnership Trust (CLPT) and Chair of Geese Theatre Company


Exhibitors in attendance include:

  • Attraction World – one of the world’s leading theme park and attraction ticket specialists
  • Manchester Airport Group - the largest airport outside London
  • WV Active - Wolverhampton leisure services
  • National Citizen Challenge - supporting young people to make a difference in their community
  • Marketing Birmingham - the city's strategic marketing partnership and the driving force behind its growing reputation as a place to visit, meet and invest.
  • and more...

Visit the ITT website for more information about ITT Future You.

For further information about the event, contact Dr Sammy Li by email to

Schools and colleges

We would love to hear from you. Contact our Outreach Administrator Joshua Barnett by email to to arrange your hosted visit.

University of Wolverhampton - an ITT Centre of Excellence

The Department of Marketing, Innovation, Leisure and Enterprise (MiLE) covers a range of business-related subjects, and is an ITT Centre of Excellence in recognition of our interdisciplinary approach to Tourism, Hospitality, and Event & Venue Management studies.

We are proud to be a Centre of Excellence and have 100% overall satisfaction in our Tourism and Event courses in the National Student Survey 2016. The recognition strongly reflects our ethos to place employability at the heart of our education, to deliver high quality research, and to engage in innovative ways with businesses within the Travel and Tourism, Events and Hospitality sectors.

For more information about studying Tourism, Hospitality, or Event & Venue management with us search our courses; find out about undergraduate courses in the Business School; come to an Open Day, look around and talk to our staff; or contact Dr Asia Alder email