Seminar Programme 2017

The seminar time table is jam packed this year, with 50 FREE seminars in our three dedicated theaters plus, a rolling programme on the County Land Association’s stage, which is part of their stand.

Many of our speakers will also be available for one to one mini meetings on Thursday and Friday in our new  ‘Meet The Experts’ zone.

On Saturday the same area will be used for demonstrations of interiors styling and furniture building for Glamping plus painting techniques  by Nikkita Palmer Designs.  

Thursday 21st September, 2017

Theatre 1Theater 2Theater 3CLA StageMeet The Experts

10:30 am

Digital marketing on a shoestring budget

Simon Tregoning

10:30 am

How to make Trip Advisor work for your business, and what to do when it all goes wrong!

Claire Boyles

10:30 am

Top 10 things to consider when diversifying

Mark Riches

11:00 am

The Joy of Hindsight – lessons learned 6 years in

Bella Given

11:30 am

How to Get into Glamping

Mark Scott

11:30 am

Securing Planning Permission for Glamping

Barry Davies

11:15 am

Grants and funding in the countryside: pre- and post-Brexit

Dr Charles Trotman

12:00 pm

Promoting Your Glamping Business

Emma Warren

12:00 pm

Tax implications when considering new business opportunities

Louise Speke

12:30 pm

Barnutopia : How we went from a Glamping Site to a Wedding Venue

Katrina Boydon

12:30 pm

The tools and insights you need to make Social Media work

Chris Pike

1:00 pm

Panel Session Hosted By Tom Dixon – How To Optimise Your Experience and Grow Your Business

Tom Dixon

1:30 pm

How to delight your customers and make your glamping business even better!

Sarah Orchard

1:30 pm

Common Pitfalls: Avoid Learning the Hard Way

James Warner Smith

2:00 pm

$m Question : What Can You Actually Earn From a Glampsite?

Kate Morel

2:00 pm

Planning issues to consider when thinking about a new venture

Richard Goodwin

2:30 pm

A Guest’s Perspective

Bella Given

2:30 pm

Glamping Through the Eyes of an Insurer

Stephen Bennett

3:00 pm

Franchise Business Success – The Power of Wigwam®

Charles Gulland

2:45 pm

Tax implications when considering new business opportunities

Louise Speke

3:30 pm

A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words – Making the Most of Video

Neil Warren

3:30 pm

Quality In Tourism

Quality In Tourism

3:30 pm

Top 10 things to consider when diversifying

Mark Riches

4:00 pm

Trends In Rural Tourism

Andrew Keeling

Friday 22nd September, 2017

Theater 1Theater 2Theater 3CLA StageMeet The Experts

10:30 am

How to Get into Glamping

Mark Scott

10:30 am

Securing Planning Permission for Glamping

Barry Davies

10:30 am

Top 10 things to consider when diversifying

Mark Riches

11:00 am

Barnutopia : How we went from a Glamping Site to a Wedding Venue

Katrina Boydon

11:30 am

Simple steps to increase your glamping business income and secure future success

Sarah Riley

11:30 am

Panel Session Hosted By Kate Morel – Q&A’s with the Glamping Experts

Kate Morel

11:15 am

Grants and funding in the countryside: pre- and post-Brexit

Dr Charles Trotman

12:00 pm

Glamping Trends

Jonathan Knight

12:00 pm

Tax implications when considering new business opportunities

Louise Speke

12:30 pm

New Data Protection Laws Threatens Huge Fines For Small Companies

Christopher Head

12:30 pm

Up-Cycled Design and How to Make the Most of Your Small Spaces

Max McMurdo, TV Presenter and Upcycling Expert

1:00 pm

Legislation and Regulation for Accommodation Providers

Kurt Janson

1:30 pm

The tools and insights you need to make Social Media work

Chris Pike

1:30 pm

Glamping 2020: Key trends and insights

Tom Dixon

2:00 pm

How to make Trip Advisor work for your business, and what to do when it all goes wrong!

Claire Boyles

2:00 pm

Planning issues to consider when thinking about a new venture

Richard Goodwin

2:30 pm

Green Glamping – A Green Tourism Guide

Jon Proctor

2:30 pm

Equipment Finance

Neil Baxendale

3:00 pm

Franchise Business Success – The Power of Wigwam®

Charles Gulland

2:45 pm

Tax implications when considering new business opportunities

Louise Speke

3:30 pm

Marketing for Glamping Owners

Bella Given

3:30 pm

All About Yurts!

Sacha Macey

4:00 pm

The secret to creating a flexible seasonal workforce

Christopher Head

Saturday 23rd September, 2017

Theater 1Theater 2Theater 3CLA StageDemonstration Area

10:00 am

Design Demonstrations – All Day Saturday

Nikkita Palmer

10:30 am

Turning a hobby into a ‘must -do’ reason to visit your glamping business

Sarah Orchard

10:30 am

Securing Planning Permission for Glamping

Barry Davies

10:30 am

Top 10 things to consider when diversifying

Mark Riches

11:00 am

How to Get into Glamping

Mark Scott

11:30 am

Franchise Business Success – The Power of Wigwam®

Charles Gulland

11:30 am

Up-Cycled Design and How to Make the Most of Your Small Spaces

Max McMurdo, TV Presenter and Upcycling Expert

11:15 am

Grants and funding in the countryside: both pre- and post-Brexit

Tom Beeley

12:00 pm

Just do it: When is the right time to turn research into reality?

Nick Feeney

12:00 pm

Tax implications when considering new business opportunities

Louise Speke

12:30 pm

Making the Most of Social Media

James Warner Smith

12:30 pm

Stand Out From The Crowd and Profit By Design

Kate Morel

1:00 pm

Glamping Through the Eyes of an Insurer

Stephen Bennett

1:30 pm

The Roadmap to Online Booking

Dawn Bee

1:30 pm

‘Team Septic’ have the Solution to your Pollution!

Wayne Clark

2:00 pm

Which structure should you go for – Safari tent, shepherd’s hut, yurt, Airstream?

Simon Tregoning

2:00 pm

Planning issues to consider when thinking about a new venture

Richard Goodwin

2:30 pm

Forward to Nature – Using Technology to Boost Glamping Site Performance

Tim Rees

2:30 pm

Renewable Energy

Nick Welch

3:00 pm

What is a Composting Toilet?

Jyoti Tyler

2:45 pm

Tax implications when considering new business opportunities

Louise Speke

3:30 pm

Top 10 things to consider when diversifying

Mark Riches