National tourism conference helps students travel further with their studies
The University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus is all set to put travel on the map by hosting a major national tourism conference.
The University’s Business School is hosting the Tourism Management Institute’s first in-person Hot Topic Convention for two years at the recently opened School of Architecture and Built Environment in Wolverhampton – the former brewery which has become an important brownfield regeneration site.
The Tourism Management Institute (TMI) is the professional organisation for anyone working in tourism destination management, supporting destination management professionals throughout their career - from students to established senior practitioners.
The Hot Topic Hybrid Event will be held on Tuesday 28 June 2022 with focus on discussions around the future landscape for destinations in a post-pandemic world and will feature key industry speakers who will be looking at Transformation, Innovation and Digitisation. Tickets are available for the event which will also be streamed online.
Speakers include Amanda Lumley, TMI President, Clare Bushby, Managing Director of Clockwork Marketing, Kurt Janson, Director at Tourism Alliance, Richard Veal, Managing Director, Simpleview, Shaon Talukder, Geotourist and Tanuvi Ethunandan, CEO and Co-Founder of Data Duopoly.
Alison Maton, Programme Leader for the University’s Undergraduate Tourism Courses, said: “It’s fantastic that the TMI have chosen one of our flagship new buildings to showcase the future of tourism at one of their important annual events.
“Without a doubt the tourism industry has faced major challenges over the past two years but is now emerging into a strong future where there will be a need for a diverse, talented, skilled workforce to keep up with demand.
“This event provides our students and our academics with an ideal opportunity to interact and engage with key industry leaders and build their professional network which will undoubtedly help with their degree studies and showcase the plethora of careers available to them once they graduate.”
Amanda Lumley, President of the Tourism Management Institute: ‘‘TMI’ is the voice of destination management nationally and we represent destinations and associated organisations small and large cross the UK. We are delighted to be bringing our Hot Topic event to the city of Wolverhampton and really looking forward to visiting the stunning new Springfield campus which is the perfect destination to highlight innovation and regeneration. Our event this year recognises the importance of supporting our tourism destinations and as the sector recovers post-pandemic we explore the role innovation and digitisation can play in shaping the future landscape of tourism.”
The University of Wolverhampton Business School offers a range of Foundation, Undergraduate and Master’s degree courses covering Tourism Management with Business Management and Marketing Management.
The University’s regeneration of a former brewery and brownfield site in Wolverhampton to create a construction super-campus aims to stimulate economic regeneration in Wolverhampton and the Black Country by bringing together school-level education, employer training provision and higher education on one site.
Situated on a former brewery site, Springfield has transformed a derelict area of the city. The campus is a significantly important regeneration project for the West Midlands and when fully operational will be the world’s largest construction education campus developing the skills and knowledge base for the future of construction.
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