Forthcoming Event

The Surrey Experience: One Place One Story

Friday 24/09/2021

Event Time: 09:00 - 13:30

Event Theme: Topical

Price: Member Rate: Free Non Member Rate: Free

Event Location:

Sandown Park Racecourse

Portsmouth Road
KT10 9AJ

Join key stakeholders, representing a wide range of organisations/businesses, with an interest and active involvement in creating and delivering the Surrey experience.

This is an opportunity to come together and share perspectives and stimulate inspiration about all that Surrey has to offer joining  together with a cross-sector of interests spanning:  entertainment, culture, green and urban spaces, accommodation, food and drink, economy, health, transport, media, sustainability, education etc. 

The symposium will introduce the Surrey Story – a shared narrative, that distils the essence of what makes Surrey an attractive and valuable destination, locally, nationally and internationally.  You will hear from leading experts, with case study evidence, of the benefits of using a shared narrative to develop and promote Surrey as a thriving economic, social and educational centre and an incredible place to live and visit.  

This is an opportunity to discuss key priorities for the Surrey experience together with a range of Surrey businesses, Local Government leaders, politicians, academics,  charities and community groups.  It will include expert presentations, discussion breakouts and a networking sandwich lunch.  

The event is being sponsored by Surrey County Council with support from  Visit Surrey, The Jockey Club and Surrey Chamber of Commerce.

Please note: If you are a non-member please register first (see 'register' link on top right), and select 'register as user (non-member)' before you login to book.

09.00    Arrival and coffee
09.15    Introduction | Symposium Chair, Mark Carter, BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex
09.20    Welcome | Surrey County Council
09.30    The Surrey Story: Creating a One Place One Story for Surrey | John Till, Thinking Place
09.50    Re-shaping the Future of Tourism: Getting It Right Together | Prof Caroline Scarles, School of Hospitality &Tourism Management, University of Surrey
10.10    Interactive Breakout challenges: | Dawn Redpath, Surrey County Council, Director of Economic Growth

A series of facilitated discussion sessions to apply the learning from the Surrey Story and consider the Surrey cultural, business, sustainability and visitor offer and experience

10.25    Coffee Break
10.40    Breakout Discussion Groups
11.40    Breakout Findings
12.00    Plenary and closing remarks| Michael Coughlin, Deputy Chief Executive, Surrey County Council
12.30    Sandwich lunch and networking
13.30    Close