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Bournemouth BIDs Conference

Where: Bournemouth University
When: Wednesday 5th October 2016

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.
When: Wednesday 05 October
Where: Kimmeridge House, Bournemouth University Talbot Campus 
1.15pm Doors open for Registration / Networking1.45pm Introduction / Houskeeping

 Paul Kinvig, Facilitator, Aspirin Business Solutions.

Paul Kinvig is a Facilitator & Coach. In terms of conference chairing & presenting, Paul is a vastly experienced speaker & chair having presented & chaired national conferences and awards ceremonies for the Newspaper Society of Great Britain for 16 years. Regional & locally Paul has hosted the South Dorset, Winchester & North Hampshire Business Award ceremonies as well as the Dorset Wedding Supplier and Dorset Tourism Awards.

1.50pm Welcome / Opening Words

Steve Hughes, Manager, Bournemouth Town Centre BID: Impact of no BID

Paul Clarke, Chairman Bournemouth Coastal BID

1.57pm Paul Kinvig, Facilitator – Polling with Turning Point Handsets

Are you in favour of the both Bournemouth BID’s: Bournemouth Town Centre BID and Bournemouth Coastal BID?

2.00pm The BID Concept – Past, Present and FutureDr 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.The BID Concept- Past, Present & Future – Julie will give an overview of the BID concept looking back at its origins and early years in the UK and its evolution to the present day. It will include a look at the national context and the policy landscape affecting BIDs together with an insight into where next for the BID model.

2.15pm:The Future of BIDs and Place Management – 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 a leader in the development of BIDs in the UK and abroad, with over 80 to our name, Mo will be talking about the lessons that Mosaic Partnership have learnt over the last 10 years and where they believe BIDs and Place Management is heading.
2.25pm: The ‘Big Picture’ in Coastal Tourism – Trends & Challenges – John Carmichael, Deputy Director – National Coastal Academy
John will be looking at The ‘big picture’ of tourism in 2016 –  domestic and international visitor statistics and trends, and how seaside tourism differs from other types of breaks with a brief insight into the different market segments and sectors that provide opportunities for the coast.2.45pm: Q&A with Panel Keynote Speakers

3pm:Connectpoint – Lynne Broda – Business Developments Manager – Oxford Cartographers

Lynne Broda from Oxford Cartographers, part of the CHK Group, will present the Connectpoint range of bespoke digital touchscreen software, transforming how town and city centres inform and engage with their visitors and support their businesses and attractions.  The demonstration will open your eyes to the art of the possible, and provide an inspiration to keep town centres vibrant and relevant in the digital age.

3.25pm: Working Together We Can Make A Difference  
Best practice, interesting ideas and outline priorities. The BID survey will be launched and debate about priorities businesses wants to see their BIDs are taking forward in the next BID proposals.
3.55pm Stepping ahead – Topics from the conference workshop – Paul Kinvig
Paul Kinvig has nearly 25 years’ experience in working with public, private & not for profit organisations through his various executive roles in media, economic development & growth and business coaching. Paul has also had experience of being involved in the Dorchester & Winchester BID’s and has both an understanding of the challenges faced by BID’s but also the significant benefits they can bring.4pm: Smart Tourism and The Power of Technology and Social Media for Tourism and Hospitality.                                                                                                       Professor Dimitrios Buhalis – Head of Department of Tourism and Hospitality – Bournemouth University    

Professor 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. In his talk, 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.

4.20pm High Street: Trends, Influences and the Future – 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. In Diane’s talk, she will give an overview of the trends that are influencing high streets and their performance, with a focus on trends in coastal towns and the south of England. The presentation will comment on the impact of the internet and of emerging sectors such as hospitality, and put forward some thoughts as to how high streets can future proof themselves and ensure their longevity.

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.

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