The Museums and Heritage Show is one of the most important dates in diary for Richard Parry and the Experience Economy team at the Department for International Trade. Having enjoyed an excellent working relationship for over ten years, they will be continuing their programme of activity at this year’s event, which takes place at Olympia, London May 16 & 17. The Experience Economy team will play host to many overseas delegates from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Hungary, Greece and Croatia and DIT colleagues from the UAE, Hungary and Hong Kong. They will be given a taste of London’s top museums in a visit programme, ample time to walk the show and, most importantly, arranging dozens of business meetings on the DIT stand.
This year, DIT are also hosting a session on the US market in the Show’s conference space, believing that the US market – challenging as it can be – offers substantial opportunities in the museum supply sector. To this end, they have arranged for Museum Insider owner Ann Curtis to talk about the US museum procurement research she is undertaking (the results of which appear on www.experienceuk.org) and have invited Haley Sharpe to talk about their amazing work on the Gateway Arch Museum, St Louis. DIT hope to demonstrate that the US market is substantial, open for business and accessible to foreign suppliers. There are some tricks to the trade…this is an opportunity to learn them and to speak to experts in the field.
Commenting on the upcoming Show, Richard Parry said:
“The Museums and Heritage Show has become a truly international event, and I am really proud of the role DIT have played in bringing overseas delegates to Olympia and the business we have helped to broker. 2018’s Show promises to be the best yet, and I hope you’ll come and see us on our stand, meet us, our delegates and colleagues”.
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