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.
Wednesday 8 May
All day – Buyer and supplier arrival
18.00-21.00 – Dine arounds for buyers and media
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
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
Harrogate Convention Centre
King’s Rd, Harrogate HG1 5LA
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
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.