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Powerboat P1to stage a Coastal and Marine Tourism Forum

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Powerboat P1 announces that it is to stage a Coastal and Marine Tourism Forum in Cardiff at the end of this month.

The event will create awareness, facilitate dialogue and share knowledge within Wales of the opportunities and potential for driving tourism through coastal and marine activities – such as sailing, motor boating, wind surfing, diving experiences, wildlife and marine mammal tours, maritime museums and events, cruise trips, fishing, and visiting waterfront hotels and restaurants – by presenting case studies and hearing the views of a specialist panel.

Discussions will look at how the marine sector can make a wider and more significant contribution to Wales’ already successful travel and tourism offering, covering a range of topics including new frontiers in marine tourism, collaboration and partnerships, politics, practice, management, sustainability and marine ecotourism.

The panel will include Nigel Morgan – Professor of Tourism & Events at the University of Surrey, adviser to the Welsh Government on tourism strategy and the author or editor of 19 books on destination marketing, promoting niche tourism destination brands, and the like – Andrew Campbell, Head of the School of Tourism, Events & Sport at the University of Wales Trinity St. David, and Daniel Steel, Chief Executive of Sail Scotland which directly supports delivery of Scotland’s National Marine Tourism Strategy.

The Forum will be held at Cardiff City Hall on Wednesday 29th June, starting with a drinks reception and networking at 5.30pm.

For more details or to attend, please email Roy Mantle at Powerboat P1: roy.mantle@powerboatp1.com

Photo credit: Mike Snelle/Marine Photobank

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Roy Mantle

Roy Mantle has more than 25 years experience in sales, marketing, PR, sponsorship, events and sports management both in-house with blue-chip companies and as a consultant.

He founded and ran two successful sports marketing agencies in the 1980s before becoming head of PR & sponsorship for Guinness in 1992, where he first became interested in environmental issues.

He negotiated and helped to plan the activation programme for the Guinness sponsorship of the 1999 Rugby World Cup and managed the Guinness sponsorship of London Irish for nearly a decade.

He has worked on projects for the Department of Education since 2002, handled the Guinness sponsorship at Cheltenham Racecourse for more than 15 years and is currently Company Secretary & In-House PR for Powerboat P1.

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