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Tony Rogers is a consultant specialising in conferences, business visits and events, and venue/destination marketing and management. He established his own consultancy, Tony Rogers Conference & Event Services Ltd, on 1st September 2009. Until August 2009 he worked as Project Director for Eventia, the events industry trade association (now EVCOM), and prior to this he spent 19½ years as Chief Executive of the British Association of Conference Destinations (BACD), until December 2008.

 

Tony is an Honorary Member of the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO), an association he managed for eight years until October 2008. He was a Visiting Fellow at Leeds Beckett University, also for eight years, until August 2015. He also served on the European Board for Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI).

 

Tony is the author of several books on the international conference and events industry including ‘Marketing Destinations and Venues for Conferences, Conventions and Business Events’ (written jointly with Rob Davidson of MICE Knowledge) and ‘Conferences and Conventions: A Global Industry’, both published by Routledge. A third edition of the latter title was published in 2013, while a second edition of the former was published in late 2015.

 

He has compiled substantial reports for the UK’s Business Visits & Events Partnership, including a major report, ‘Events Are GREAT Britain’ (March 2014), and two studies (jointly with Sally Greenhill of The Right Solution) into subvention and bidding practices (2011 and 2016). He is a member of the BVEP Research Working Group.

 

Tony’s client list and current/recent projects include:

 

  • A ‘research on research’ study for the Business Visits and Events Partnership, in conjunction with Glenn Bowdin of Leeds Beckett University
  • A 3-year research project (2015-2017) entitled ‘SASiE’ (Size and Scale Index for Events) on the UK exhibitions and events sector for the Association of Event Venues (AEV)
  • Major research into Conference Ambassador Programmes globally in partnership with Sue Beverley
  • Visit York – a meetings destination perception study
  • MPI – part of the Leeds Beckett University project team for: a CSR Research Study; a study for Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority; and a study into ‘The Future of Meetings’

 

Tony regularly lectures at a number of UK universities including Sheffield Hallam University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Staffordshire University and University College Birmingham.

 

Tony’s qualifications include: BA Hons (Spanish) (University of Birmingham), Diploma in Education (University of Sheffield), Final Diploma (Spanish)(Institute of Linguists), and a diploma in careers guidance (YESTB).

 

 

 

Contact details for the UKCAMS project team are shown below, together with brief summaries of their respective experience and credentials.

 

Tony Rogers Conference & Event Services – email: tony@tony-rogers.com; tel: +44 (0)7887 596727; web: www.tony-rogers.com

 

RJS Associates – email: Richard@rjsassociates.co.uk; tel: +44 (0)1904 500543 or +44 (0)7796 543173.

 

 

 

TONY ROGERS

RICHARD SMITH

Richard has over 20 years’ experience in the tourism and business events industries.

 

For the past 13 years he has been a freelance consultant specialising in market research and economic impact analysis. He has carried out more than 100 pieces of primary research in the tourism sector, many related to business tourism. Projects of relevance include:

  • Economic impact of business tourism in Greater Manchester, which involved development of an impact model highlighting volume of activity, gross spend, net impact and jobs
  • UK Events Market Trends Survey (since 2004)– a national business to business survey looking at conference venue performance
  • Economic impact of business tourism in Yorkshire as part of a three-year programme of in-depth research into the sector
  • Economic impact assessment for a potential conference centre in Estonia
  • a 3-year research project (2015-17) entitled 'SASiE' (Size and Scale Index for Events) examining the exhibitions and events sector for the Events Industry Alliance

 

Prior to consultancy, his experience includes five years as Research Manager with the East Midlands Tourist Board where he introduced a regional programme of industry monitoring (including occupancy surveys across all accommodation sectors) and market research. Subsequent roles included senior management positions in tourism planning and development with Edinburgh and Lothians Tourist Board and Scarborough Borough Council where he established strategic and corporate frameworks for the delivery of tourism services.

 

He has an MA (Geography) from the University of Edinburgh, a postgraduate diploma in Tourism Management from the University of Surrey, and a Certificate in Market Research (from the Market Research Society). He is a member of the Tourism Society and Tourism Management Institute.

 

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