05 October 2015

The Leisure sector group from Burges Salmon is the Principal Sponsor of this year’s National Conference of Visitor Attractions (VAC).

Aimed at senior managers of visitor attractions and tourism, attractions and heritage professionals, VAC is the leading event for all types of visitor attractions in the UK. It is run by the industry, for the industry and is firmly established as the key place to meet and network with contemporaries and to participate in an innovative and stimulating programme.

Burges Salmon will also deliver the VAC Legal Briefing, which kicks off the conference. The topics include managing the legal aspects of emergencies; employment law, including Living Wage and Zero Hours Contracts; and consumer protection.

The event is taking place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London on Thursday 8 October and the programme will see a variety of interesting speakers including Sharon Orrell, Head of research and insight, VisitEngland; Steve Mills, Director, BDRC Continental Ltd; Roy Westwood, Creative Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland; Ken Robinson CBE; John Hoy, CEO Blenheim Palace; and Tim Desmond, Chief Executive, Galleries of Justice.

Burges Salmon partner Richard Read commented: “VAC remains the UK's foremost event for visitor attractions and we are delighted to have the opportunity to once again sponsor the Legal Briefing at the conference. We continue to act for an interesting range of clients in the leisure sector and are looking forward meeting those, and many other contacts, at the event on 8 October.”

Richard Read is also be taking part in The VAC2015 panel discussion - alongside VisitEngland, Association of Independent Museums and Continuum York – which is entitled ‘Contemporary and controversial issues’.

Key contact

Richard Read

Richard Read Partner

  • Head of Real Estate
  • International Real Estate
  • Hotels, Leisure and Tourism

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