Event Overview

ExploreGB is VisitBritain’s flagship event providing British & Irish tourism suppliers and destinations with an invaluable opportunity to meet and do business with over 200 hosted international travel buyers from 30+ countries.

ExploreGB will consist of a two-day workshop filled with pre-scheduled, 1-2-1 appointments. Participation includes an evening networking dinner on the Thursday night.

As part of the hosted buyers programme, international delegates will also be invited to attend large-scale educational trips around Great Britain to showcase the wide range of product we have to offer.

Download the full list of suppliers attending

Draft Agenda

Day One

Wednesday 8 May

All day – Buyer and supplier arrival

18.00-21.00 – Dine arounds for buyers and media

Day Two

Thursday 9 May

08:15 -08:45 -Event registration

08:45 – 09:15 – Welcome and event opening ceremony

09:15 – 10:00 – Buyer seminar/ UK supplier desk set up

10.00 – 17.45 – Pre-scheduled one-to-one appointments for buyers and suppliers

10.00-15.00 – Media seminars

12.30-13.30 – Lunch

19.00-23.00 – Networking Dinner

Day Three

Friday 10 May

All day – Media educational

9.00-15.00 – Pre-Scheduled one-to-one appointments for buyers and suppliers

12.00-13.00 – Lunch

15.15- End of ExploreGB

Getting Here

Venue

Harrogate Convention Centre
King’s Rd, Harrogate HG1 5LA

Directions

By Car

From the South
21 minutes from the A1. Take the M1 and A1(M) before leaving at Junction 45 (Wetherby) then take the A661 to Harrogate. Alternatively continue on the A1(M) to Junction 47 (Knaresborough) then follow signs to Harrogate.

From the North
24 minutes from the A1. Take the A1(M) and exit at Junction 47 (Knaresborough) then follow signs to Harrogate

Rail

The closest train station is Harrogate and is linked to all major UK cities via Leeds (34 minutes) and York (33 minutes) including a direct, daily connection to London (3 hours 1 minute).
The quickest journey time from London is 2 hours 43 minutes including a change at York.

Harrogate convention centre is approximately a 10-minute walk from the station.

Harrogate Convention Centre Floorplan

Harrogate Convention Centre Floorplan

Harrogate Convention Centre Floorplan

Event Information