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Ambassador Programme

The Blackpool Conference Ambassador Programme is aimed at business leaders, academics and healthcare professionals, as well as local people, who want to play an integral role in bringing an event to the resort.
As an Ambassador, you can support the town and at the same time benefit professionally from your involvement.

If you have ever considered bringing your organisation, society or association’s annual conference or event home to Blackpool, but wondered how to go about it, then this is the programme for you.

Blackpool’s Conference Ambassador Programme provides the inspirational partnerships and support necessary to host prestigious local, regional, national and international conferences in the town.
As an Ambassador, you will play an invaluable role in helping to stimulate local pride, raise Blackpool’s profile and develop the town’s visitor economy.

If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, the Business Tourism Team at VisitBlackpool would love to hear from you.
 

Benefits of becoming an Ambassador

There are many reasons why you should consider becoming an Ambassador.
  • Help secure prestigious events for Blackpool
  • Support and stimulate local investment opportunities
  • Generate economic benefits for the local community
  • Be recognised as a leader in your field of expertise
  • Showcase your organisation to industry leaders
  • Benefit from established business network and partnerships
  • Gain conference support, together with media and PR guidance
  • Involvement in dedicated Ambassador events

Benefits of hosting a conference

  • Shape conference programme content
  • Accessibility to both UK and international audiences
  • Engender positive economic impact for Blackpool
  • Access to extensive range of conference, leisure and accommodation facilities for delegates
  • Professional conference support services including bid production and documentation, venue requirements, dedicated delegate accommodation booking service, social and team-building events calendar, partner programmes and study tours.

How to join

To find out more about Blackpool’s Conference Ambassador Programme or how we can help you bid for your next conference please contact the VisitBlackpool Business Tourism Team today. We look forward to hearing from you.

E: conferences@visitblackpool.com
T: 01253 478216
W: visitblackpool.com/business
 

Sir Andrew Parmley

Sir Andrew Parmley is a leading figure in the campaign to boost business tourism in Blackpool.
The former Lord Mayor of the City of London grew up on the Fylde Coast and was educated at Thames Road Primary School and Blackpool Grammar School.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and Trinity College London; an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music; an Honorary Fellow and Visiting Professor of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; and he holds Honorary Doctorates from City, University of London and Strathclyde University.

Sir Andrew is a great advocate for the town and keen to see many more organisations coming to Blackpool for conferences and business events describing the local offer as ‘a world-class experience.’

He says: “We have the hotels and the conference facilities; we have the restaurants and the entertainments; we have the ability to look after family members who may be taking advantage of the conference to spend a few days relaxing.”

Jane Cole, Managing Director, Blackpool Transport Services

Jane has been instrumental in bringing the ALBUM conference to Blackpool, first in 2017 and again on May 5 and 6, 2020, when it will be staged at the resort’s Village Hotel.

Jane said: “As a business leader in Blackpool, I encourage people to bring their conferences and events to the resort so they can really get a feel for the benefits of doing business beside the sea.
“The Association of Local Bus Company Managers (ALBUM) held their three-day conference here in 2017 and the feedback was astounding. The facilities for the event were compatible to their needs and we were able to provide a diverse range of activities outside of work time to enable the delegates to really immerse themselves in the full Blackpool Experience.

“The Gala Dinner was attended by 350 transport professionals on the final evening and we were highly commended for hosting the best conference they have ever had in 30 years!

“I am delighted to announce that ALBUM have rebooked to bring their conference back to Blackpool in 2020 and I am busy planning a host of new adventures for them to enjoy.”