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Discover vital role of the Visitor Economy in Milton Keynes

Date Posted:22/06/2016

Iain Stewart MPEvery business in Milton Keynes is affected by the Visitor Economy.  As Milton Keynes’ official Destination Management Organisation, it’s the role of Destination Milton Keynes (DMK) to manage this vital part of the city’s economy, measure and quantify its impact, and shout about it to the rest of the world.

This year, DMK invite you to find out how your local Visitor Economy positively affects your business, and how it could be benefitting you even more.

Over the last 12 months, DMK has been running in depth research into how the sector is performing, and the results will be exclusively revealed at the Visitor Economy Conference being held on 20 July.  The last time a similar study was undertaken, the Visitor Economy was valued at £200 million per year – find out how this figure has changed as the city has grown and the economic climate has changed.  

The conference will also launch plans for the future promotion and marketing of Milton Keynes plus there will be discussions on MK50 - the 50th Anniversary of Milton Keynes in 2017. You’ll also be able to find out more about MK's ambition to become European Capital of Culture in 2023.  

Guest speakers will include Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South (right), who will be talking about the importance of the MK Visitor Economy against a national backdrop.  Iain is a staunch supporter of local businesses and charities in the city and promotes the values of MK throughout the UK and the rest of the world.

Another confirmed speaker is flying direct from Italy, Damian Iorio is an internationally acclaimed conductor and musical director of Milton Keynes City Orchestra. Damian will be talking about why a cultural asset such as MKCO is of such critical value to the local Visitor Economy. Additional speakers will be announced soon.

The conference takes place on Wednesday 20 July, in the stunning Speigeltent that forms part of Festival Central in Willen Lake, for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2016. The event runs from 9am – 2:30pm.

Tickets are limited to this key event in the business calendar and cost £35 for Destination Milton Keynes Members (£50 for non-members) which includes lunch.  For more information and to book tickets visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mk-visitor-economy-conference-tickets-25649616694?aff=ebrowse