may, 2019

thu02may9:00 amthu5:30 pmCambridge Sustainable Tourism Conference (CSTC) 2019 - China SectorUniversity Arms

Event Details

Join us in for the long-awaited Cambridge Sustainable Tourism Conference (CSTC) 2019 – China Sector, which is co-organised by Visit Cambridge & Beyond and Cambridge China Centre, and supported by Cambridge BID, Meet Cambridge, Discover Newmarket, Palace House, Ely Cathedral, Visit Ely and University Arms.

Cambridge Sustainable Tourism Conference is the premier platform for engaging inbound tourism operators with the key stakeholders of the Cambridge tourism, retail, hospitality and conference sectors. For CSTC 2019 – China Sector, in addition to the unique chance to network with Chinese tourism/summer school/MICE operators and the leading voices and suppliers in Cambridge and Beyond under one roof, attendees will gain insight into the emerging trends of inbound tourism from China, the calling for `sustainable tourism development`, and the diverse tourism/hospitality/retail offerings in Cambridge and Beyond areas.

CSTC 2019 – China Sector includes keynote speeches from Cambridge’s tourism industry leaders, panel discussions, debates about sustainable ways forward, demonstrations of the best local offerings, opportunities to sign contract deals, networking sessions,  and FAM trips to Cambridge,  Ely and Newmarket.

Cambridge-based businesses will:

  • Get connected with Chinese tourism/summer school/MICE operators;
  • Gain a greater understand about the inbound tourism from China (trends, opportunities and expectations);
  • Learn to maximise your appeal to Chinese visitors.
  • Opportunities to make deals on site.

Chinese tourism/summer school/MICE operators will:

  • Get connected with Cambridge industry leaders and tourism/hospitality/retail organisations;
  • Gain a greater understand about Cambridge & Beyond tourism and its diverse offerings;
  • Learn about the trends, opportunities and challenges of Cambridge and Beyond tourism;
  • Be able to source top tourism/hospitality/retail services;
  • Opportunities to make deals on site.

Conference Agenda

Confirmed Speakers

  • Emma Thornton: CEO of Visit Cambridge and Beyond
  • Ian Sandison: CEO of Cambridge BID
  • Kelly Vickers: Managing Director of Meet Cambridge
  • Chris Garibaldi: Director of National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art
  • Megan Pollexfen: Manager of Discover Newmarket
  • Lesley Ann Thompson: Director of Communications & Commerce, Ely Cathedral
  • Jinzhao Li: Founder and Director of Cambridge China Centre
  • Michael Chang: Board Member of UK Chinese Tour Guide Association

FAM Trips

Cambridge Fam Trip Itinerary

  • 2.30pm University Arms – Hilton Cambridge City Centre (refreshments)
  • 3.00pm John Lewis, Grand Arcade and Lion Yard
  • 3.30pm Market Square, Corpus Clock – King’s Parade
  • 4.00pm King’s College
  • 4.20pm Trinity Street – Great St Mary’s Church – Quayside
  • 4.40pm The Punt Yard (refreshments)
  • 5.15pm Bridge Street – Sidney Street – City Centre – back at University Arms

We could extend the walk along Regent Street, past several Chinese restaurants, to the rail staZon area for drinks at The Tamburlaine about 6pmish before those who need to take a train depart.

Newmarket Fam Trip Itinerary

  • 2.30pm University Arms Cambridge – Newmarket
  • 3.00pm Visit the National Stud. Go behind the scenes and meet the horses at one of Europe’s largest commercial Stud farms.
  • 3.45pm Visit Palace House, the newly opened National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. Opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 2016, this former sporting palace of King Charles II offers visitors the chance to view the finest sporting art, meet former racehorses and learn about the history of Horseracing. (Refreshments)
  • 4.30pm Visit the Jockey Club Rooms, an exclusive members only club. The Jockey Club Rooms have been at the heart of British horseracing for over 250 years. As a private members club, few people have stepped inside and seen the magnificent interiors, which house an unparalleled collection of British racing memorabilia. Steeped in Royal and Political history the Jockey Club Rooms is a unique venue to visit.
  • 5.15pm Newmarket – University Arms Cambridge

Ely Fam Trip Itinerary

  • 2.30pm University Arms Cambridge – Ely
  • 3.00pm Tour of Ely Cathedral including an optional express tour of the Octagon Tower. Ely Cathedral is widely acknowledged as one of the wonders of the medieval world. With a history dating back nearly 1000 years, the building offers a rich architectural heritage and boasts the largest Lady Chapel of any UK Cathedral as well as having one of the finest collections of medieval monastic buildings still in daily use. Climb up 170 steps inside the Octagon Tower, the incredible structure of stone and wood suspended high over the centre of the Cathedral and experience views down into the centre of the Cathedral and high above the beautiful Cambridgeshire landscape. (Refreshments)
  • 4.15pm Tour of Oliver Cromwell’s House – one of Ely’s landmark buildings. Oliver Cromwell’s House presents an exciting and innovative look at the life and times of the man who had such a profound impact on British history. A series of displays tell the story of Cromwell’s family life during the mid 17th Century and follows his close involvement in the English Civil War and the execution of King Charles I, which saw him become Lord Protector.
  • 5.15pm Ely – University Arms Cambridge.

There is a limit of 15 places for each trip. All conference attendees who would like to join one of the above FAM trips please email us at enquiry@cambridgechinacentre.org your trip preference by the finish of Monday the 29th April. We will confirm your place at one of the FAM trips by Tuesday the 30 April.     

Business opportunities

Businesses looking for greater publicity, better connection and even contracts/deals signed-up on site can benefit from our carefully designed Sponsorship, Exhibition Stand or Advert opportunities.

For more information, please contact enquiry@cambridgechinacentre.org. Very limited Sponsorship/Exhibition Stand/Advert opportunities left, so please do act swiftly to avoid disappointment.


Sponsors and Supporting Organizations


2nd may 2019 9:00am - 2nd may 2019 5:30pm


University Arms

Regent St, Cambridge CB2 1AD


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