The Travel Network Group has confirmed that its second annual cruise conference will be held in the autumn.

The ‘Evolve’ event will take place on November 13 at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, near Birmingham with more than 125 delegates expected to attend.

Group marketing director, Si Prentice, said: “We’ve just hosted our most successful conference ever on-board Celebrity’s Eclipse and know that our conferences achieve real traction with members.

“At this year’s cruise conference we will have a host of high profile speakers from the UK Cruise industry and a panel of industry experts sharing their views on the outlook for the sector.” 

The ‘Evolve’ theme ties in with the group’s marketing programme – ‘Engage, Energise and Evolve’ – based around providing members with tools such as seminars and consultation calls to help them build their businesses locally.

The group also recently confirmed a new Cruise Club TV programme on Hochanda – a Freeview Sky and Free Sat home shopping channel – that will start in the summer.

Cruise workshops will be staged in Woking and Manchester, which members can attend to develop their knowledge of the sector and better understand the services on offer through the group’s Cruise Club and its technology offering.