The Tourism Society Symposium takes place in Kent on Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2, and is expected to bring together more than 200 leading tourism professionals.

2015’s topic is Connecting To The Future and will examine sustainable inbound and outbound growth through debates on key infrastructure developments, including transport and technology. Confirmed speakers include Sally Balcombe, CEO at VisitBritain, Louise Dando from English Heritage, Wayne Hemingway, Design Consultant at Dreamland and Malcolm Bell, Head of Tourism at Visit Cornwall. The Symposium is hosted by Visit Kent, has been arranged by The Tourism Society and is sponsored by Ashford Borough Council. Sandra Matthews Marsh MBE, Tourism Society Chairman and Chief Executive at Visit Kent, said: “The Symposium is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in or with tourism, and we are delighted to be working on this event in partnership with Ashford Borough Council and all the other organisations who are supporting it.” Tickets for Tourism Society Symposium are currently available, with early bird rates valid until May 1, 2015. www.tourismsociety.org