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9 September 2016c0sk8dBid

Coastal BID invites you to the Bournemouth BIDs Conference


The Bournemouth Coastal Business Improvement District (Coastal BID) and Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District seek to bring together stakeholders, businesses and your place managers to discuss best practice, interesting ideas, to learn from each other and to agree the outline proposals for the next BID terms (2017 -2022) based on the business survey and consultations.
Inspired by the fact that many of the BID levy paying businesses, stakeholders and organisations engage in the consultations to develop new proposals moving Bournemouth conurbation forward, this half-day spin-off conference was born.We would like to invite you to this conference as it provides the Bournemouth Coastal BID and Town Centre BIDs with an opportunity to showcase the ideas, opportunities, success stories and the providers that will enable both Bournemouth BIDs to work in partnership with local authorities and any other stakeholders to deliver a range of new projects that drive footfall, engage the community, reanimate the coastal villages and Bournemouth town centre, and support local businesses.
After this Bournemouth BIDs Conference, delegates will have all the ideas and inspiration to engage in greater community activities PLUS all the know-how and contacts to benefit more from BIDs activities for their own real success. The conference encompasses keynote presentations, Q&A sessions, and plenty of networking time.

Facilitator – Paul Kinvig
Facilitator and Coach Aspirin Business
With a background in media and economic development/sector growth, including 11 years at MD/Chief Exec. level, Paul is passionate about being a catalyst for change, asking killer questions and seeing awareness and excitement grow in individuals & teams as they realise their potential. Paul’s key role within Aspirin Business Solutions is creating that awareness and belief through key note speeches, group workshops and one to one coaching. Paul combines his coaching and listening skills with his extensive experience of business and local economy, to create powerful results in leadership development, presentation skills and adapting for change.
We have some fantastic speakers lined up for the event, including:
Dr Julie Grail – MD – The BIDs Business
Passionate about Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and City Leadership & Governance, Julie has spent 25 years working in, researching on and consulting on all aspects of City Management and Leadership locally, nationally and internationally. Despite the specific local circumstances and needs differing, the same broad principles apply the world over.
Mo Aswat – Founder and Director – Mosaic Partnership
Mo brings extensive place management experience to the company, including leading a national award-winning Town Centre Company as well as serving as Executive Director of one of the first Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in the UK. As part of the UK’s BID Pilot Programme, he was integral in developing the national legislation that now governs their formation. He also previously worked as a Resource Consultant with the Civic Trust Regeneration Unit to assist with the practical application of their Main Street Project.
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis – Head of Department of Tourism and Hospitality – Bournemouth UniversityProfessor Dimitrios Buhalis is Head of Department Tourism and Hospitality, Director of the eTourism Lab and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, at Bournemouth University in England.He is a Strategic Management and Marketing expert with specialisation in Information Communication Technology applications in the Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure industries.


Professor Dimitrios Buhalis will explore how technology and social media can support tourism and hospitality competitiveness. Based on a pilot research project in collaboration with the British Hospitality Association, Tripadvisor and BAHA Professor Buhalis will explore how a sample of Bournemouth Hotels is taking advantage of technological capabilities and will demonstrate cutting edge digital development in smart technologies, augmented reality and social media that will be influencing the competitiveness of tourism and hospitality organisations and destinations

Ufi Ibrahim  – Chief Executive –  British Hospitality Association 

Ufi Ibrahim is the chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association (BHA), the national trade association for the hospitality and tourism industry, representing more than 40,000 businesses across the UK. Since joining the BHA, she has helped to spearhead groundbreaking initiatives including; the establishment of the Tourism Industry Council – a joint government and industry working coalition where she serves as a member and is chaired by the UK Minister for Tourism.

Diane Wehrle – Marketing & Insights Director – Springboard

Diane is regarded as one of the leading experts on the high street and retail intelligence and insights. She is frequently called upon to comment on the performance of retail destinations across the national media such as BBC, Sky News and The Times.  With 26 years of experience in the retail and property industries, Diane has significant experience in understanding trends and events on locational performance and is experienced in network and location planning. Diane holds an MSc in Property Investment, she sits on the Advisory Council of the ATCM (Association of Town Centre Management) and is a fellow of the Institute of Place Management.

To book your place onto the conference, please visit We look forward to seeing you there.

For a map and directions on how to get to the venue, please visit:

Car Park G is booked for the event which accommodates up to 90 cars. Please use public transport and car share where possible as once this car park is full there will be no more spaces to park. The number 6 bus from Bournemouth Town Centre stops directly outside the university.