The Business of... Selling Yorkshire with Sir Gary Verity DL
Join our guest speaker Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, Jon Hammond Booth, former BBC presenter and Governor of York St John and Professor Christopher Moore, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Advancement at York St John University for an insightful and entertaining Q&A session.
Sir Gary Verity DL – Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire
Sir Gary led the winning bid to bring the Grand Départ of the Tour de France - the world’s largest annual sporting event - to Yorkshire in 2014 and was instrumental in the entire process from start to finish. It has since been hailed as the grandest ever Grand Départ.
In September 2016 Sir Gary spearheaded Welcome to Yorkshire’s successful bid to bring the UCI Road World Championships to Yorkshire in 2019 in partnership with the UK Government, UK Sport and British Cycling. Sir Gary sits as a director on the Board of Yorkshire 2019.
Since his appointment as Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire in October 2008 he has successfully raised the profile of Yorkshire at a regional, national and international level. Welcome to Yorkshire has won various national and international awards for its marketing campaigns.
Sir Gary is the Chair of the Great Exhibition of the North Board 2018, former Regional Chair of Yorkshire & Humberside Heritage Lottery Fund and also chaired the Olympics for Yorkshire Committee.
Wednesday 14 November 2018
De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX
|5.45pm - 6.30pm||Arrival drinks and networking (De Grey Foyer)|
|6.30pm||Event begins (De Grey Lecture Theatre (De Grey Lecture Theatre)|
|7.45pm||Drinks and networking (De Grey Foyer)|
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