CPT CoachMarque Conference returns in April

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The CPT CoachMarque Conference returns to the Radisson Blu East Midlands Airport Hotel on 10/11 April, the event’s first in-person conference in two years. The CoachMarque team said it cannot wait to welcome back members, suppliers, and other coach operators from across the country, to share best practice and look at the road ahead.

The event is open to both CoachMarque members and CPT members who are interested in joining the scheme with a view to developing their business and sharing industry knowledge and ideas for growth. CoachMarque has secured several industry speakers for the event, including Joss Croft from UK Inbound, Claire Rawlinson from specialist marketing agency We Are Buzz, Keith McDonnell from Global Passenger Network, and Scott James from digital specialists Rise.There will also be a special guest speaker, Martin Butler, an entrepreneur and marketer who has worked with some of the world’s leading brands.

The event is sponsored by Backhouse Jones, Dawson Group, TruTac, Rise Digital, Pelican Bus & Coach and Gallagher Insurance.

Roland Eglinton, Chair of CoachMarque and Managing Director of Chalkwell Coach Hire in Kent said: “I cannot wait to catch up with our members and suppliers face to face. We have worked hard through the various lockdowns and restrictions to remain in touch with members, suppliers, and stakeholders so we can continue to support the coach industry. Now as we enter the spring of 2022, I want to bring a new energy to CoachMarque, to look at member engagement, supporting with new communication tools and technology so we can make CoachMarque membership great value for operators. We are back out at shows across the country, with our first at The Excursion Show on the 17 March where we will be pushing all the benefits of using CoachMarque members.

“This conference will give us an opportunity to not only give back to members but also hear from them about what more we can do for their business. We have a renewed focus on business development for CoachMarque and working with our CPT partners, we are ready for the road ahead.”