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Tue, 16 Mar



Planet Purbeck - online meeting

Planet Purbeck ask: how can we welcome tourists while at the same time protecting our cherished landscape and wildlife? All you need is a computer, tablet or phone that can run Zoom

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Planet Purbeck - online meeting
Planet Purbeck - online meeting

Time & Location

16 Mar 2021, 19:00 – 20:30


About the Event

Planet Purbeck want the whole community to create a vision for tourism that better serves all stakeholders from residents and local businesses to the natural world of Purbeck.

The Speakers There's a stellar lineup of local, national, and international speakers with knowledge, and experience in low-impact ecotourism and communications. The event will be packed full of energy with each speaker delivering a short and sharp presentation to inspire direct action and change. There will be time for Q&As throughout the evening.

The Big Picture  1. Keynote Speaker - Jeremy Sampson Who: CEO The Travel Foundation and Chair of the Future of Tourism Coalition also a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and Destination Stewardship Working Group Connect on Linkedin > What: The definition of success when it comes to tourism must be reframed. It’s not just about the numbers. 2. Heidi Florence Who: Founder of Fair Enough business impact consultancy - website coming soon. Previously UK Account Director at marketing agency DAC What: How to encourage positive behaviors without the guilt trip.  Connect on LinkedIn > 3. Peter Johnson Who: Managing Director of Creature Media and National Geographic Kids What: Creating powerful impressions and changing social norms. Connect on LinkedIn > Practical Tourism 4. Keesje Crawford-Avis Who: Owner of Burmieston Farm and the recent winner of the Gold Green Tourism Award Connect on LinkedIn > What: How to run a successful award-winning Ecotourism business

5. Culvin Milmer Who: Visitor Services Manager & Business Development Officer at Swanage Town Council Swanage What: A future-focused discussion around the practical and tangible things that can be achieved for tourism in Purbeck.   Connect on LinkedIn >

6. Colin Morgan Who: A member of several local conservation and heritage organisations including Swanage Railway What: Developing sustainable transport infrastructure in Purbeck and the reasons for optimism if we can provide a coherent community supportive voice.  7. Josey Parish Who: Owner of Joe's Cafe South Beach What: Joe's cafe is a champion of reusing with a tried and tested borrow and return scheme. Josey will be sharing tips on how it's done. Land Use and Tourism 8. Tom Clark Who: Engagement Officer National Trust What: How visiting Purbeck for the first time impacted my life & led to behavior change.  Connect on LinkedIn > 9. Peter Robertson Who: Senior Sites Manager RSPB Arne What: Sustainable Tourism plans for the heaths and a practical call to action for all event attendees.   Connect on LinkedIn > 10. Alistair Tuckey Who: Durlston Pleasure Grounds Project Lead Durlston Country Park What: Why wildlife needs tourists and why ‘wild’ landscapes aren’t always what’s best for nature. Closing Thoughts 11. Cllr Chris Tomes Chair of the Tourism Committee Swanage Town Council 12. Cllr Mike Bonfield Mayor Swanage Town Council and Chair of the Policy, Finance & Performance Management and Beach Management Advisory Committees. Virtual Pub/Cafe Do stick around for our Virtual Pub/Cafe from 8:30 where you'll have a chance to talk informally to all our incredible speakers.This is often where the best conversations happen.....

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