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

08.30-09.15: Supplier Registration and desk set up

08.45-09.15: Buyer registration

Move through to auditorium

09.30-09.50: Opening/ welcome

Move through to Studio 1

10.00: Workshop start

11.00-11.30: Break

12.30–13.18: Lunch/ seminar

13.19- 13.55: Lunch/ seminar

15.45-16.10: Break

17.47: Workshop finish

19:30: Networking evening

Day Three

Friday 10 May

09.00: Workshop start

10.36-11.05: Break

12.07-12.55: Lunch/ appointments

13.01-13.49: Lunch/ appointments

15.19: Workshop finish

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