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Members of the Islands' Partnership are being encouraged to register to attend Cornwall Expo 2015 in the unique setting of the impressive Hangar 4, Aerohub, Newquay Airport on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th September.

Cornwall Expo 2015 combines an exhibition and conference, and provides the opportunity for businesses to view the infrastructure improvements programmed for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly over the next five years, and learn more about how these schemes and initiatives will continue to transform and grow our business, skills and tourism industries.

The Conference element is divided into two. The first day focusses on Infrastructure and Skills, with speakers ranging from the Secretary of State for Transport Peter McGloughlin, Tim O'Toole Chief Executive, First Great Western; Sandra Rothwell, Chief Executive of the CIOS Local Enterprise Partnership; a senior executive (tbc) from the Bristow Group and Matthew Thomson Chief Executive Cornwall Food Foundation.

Day 2 hosts the Tourism Conference comprising speakers including James Beresford, Chief Executive, VisitEngland; Rob Goldsmith, Chief Executive, Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, David Jackson from Islands' Partnership; Malcolm Bell, Chief Executive, VisitCornwall; Kurt Janson, Director, Tourism Alliance; Chris Pomfret, Chair of the LEP, and a senior figure from First Great Western.

The Exhibition comprises the Rail Zone, complete with Sleeper Carriage, Saloon Carriage mock up and information boards; Highways Zone and key initiatives such as the A30 widening at Temple; Isles of Scilly Transport Zone offering an insight into to developments for our air and sea links; Culture Zone; EU Convergence and Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub Zone; Tourism Zone; Technology Zone; and Marine Zone.

"This really is an essential event for businesses across the Isles of Scilly, not just for those working within tourism, but for operators in all industry sectors across our locality," says David Jackson, Islands' Partnership Executive Director. "With so many highly influential senior personnel in attendance, this is a great opportunity to view and hear what's planned in terms of our local infrastructure, business and up-skilling investments as well as question and probe those at the heart of the decision making for Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and beyond."

Cornwall Expo 2015 has been organised by the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

Upcoming Events

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2013
    9.30am-11.30pmChurch Hall, Church Street

    This will be first AGM since the IP was formed last year.  Wolf Rock, the Islands’ marketing consultants will also make a presentation of their approach to marketing the islands. The board will report on activities for the past year including the usual matters of finance and governance.  It will also be the first opportunity for members to elect their own representatives to the Board of Directors, with four of the current Directors retiring from office.  

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2013
    8pm - 9pmIn your own home!

    FREE and open to all: Claire Jarrett is well-known for her real-time, online seminars or "webinars". This one is designed to help small businesses learn how to set up a marketing campaign on Facebook, even if you are new to it, and how to how to build a fan base.  You'll need to register in advance on www.clairejarrett.com/facebookwebinar. There may be a bit of a hard sell for services at the end - because she offers the webinar for free - but you can just log out at that stage!  

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2013
    8:00 pmHeadland Hotel, Newquay

    The IP supported nine Scillonian businesses in their applications to the Cornwall Tourism Awards. Four made it to the finals - Hell Bay Hotel (Small Hotel of the Year), Juliet’s Garden Restaurant (Café and tearoom of the Year), The New Inn Tresco (Pub of the Year), and St Martin’s Dive School (Tourism Activity, Sport & Experience of the Year) - and we'll be wishing them lots of luck this evening when the overall winners are announced.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2013
    10.00-13.00IP Office

    Strategy meeting

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2013
    11.30am-1.30pmTregarthen's Hotel, St Mary's

    Meeting and lunch for IP members to learn more about Get Set For Growth, a new initiative to help small businesses with finance, and marketing & sales.

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2013
    2.00-3.30pmIP Office

    Meeting to discuss Walk Scilly and the creation of more events to boost tourism calendar.  Any member wanting to be involved should contact the IP office.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2013
    10.30am -12.30pmLife Long Learning Centre, Carn Gwaval

    Short practical training session to get you started on Twitter: creating an account, understanding how it works, using it as an effective marketing tool…

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2013
    10.30am - 2.00pmTregarthen's Hotel, St Mary's

    Informal gathering and networking opportunity for IP members.  Listen to short, informative presentations and business advice from invited guest speakers, including Robin Barker for Services for Tourism which managed the recent Cornwall Tourism Awards. 

  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2013
    10.00 - 1.00pmIP Office

    Strategy Meeting

  • Mon
    23
    Dec
    2013
    12pm-3pmIP Office, Hugh Town

    Come and collect your copy of the Visit Isles of Scilly 2014 brochure, and chat with the IP directors and staff about the new look and branding.  We'll have a glass of wine and a mince pie waiting for you, too!

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