The Future of Culture, Tourism and Sport
17 Sep 2009
5th National Conference. Held at Cavendish Conference Centre

This pivotal annual conference explored how the culture, tourism and sport sectors can meet the challenges that lie ahead, and promote their position in providing high quality public services responsive to the needs of communities.

Programme
10:00
Nigel Lynn, Chair, Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:10
Cllr Stephen Castle, Deputy Chairman, Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, Local Government Association
Understanding the role of local authorities in provision of culture, tourism and sport services

10:30
Martyn Allison, National Adviser, Culture and Sport, Improvement and Development Agency
Understanding the potential of strategic commissioning to contribute to positive outcomes beyond service boundaries

10:50
Ed Vaizey MP, Shadow Minister for Culture
Keynote address

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:25
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:55
Russell Walters, Head of Operations, English Heritage
Heritage at risk: what you can do to save it

12:15
Cathy Smith, Collections Strategies Manager, Research and Collections Development, The National Archives
Sectors, themes and formats: implementing the national collections strategy

12:35
Sandy Nairne, Director, National Portrait Gallery
Quality and excellence – issues and opportunities through peer review

12:55
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:10
Buffet lunch networking and exhibition
14:10
Judith Dean, Executive Director of Communities, Sport England
Developing a world-leading community sport system

14:30
Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, Chairman, VisitEngland
Driving economic growth and excellence in English tourism

14:50
Isobel Siddons, Programme Manager for 2012, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
Engaging with the Cultural Olympiad to transform the experience of museum, library and archive collections

15:10
Questions and discussion: Session 3