We're pleased to be able to announce the dates for the 44th Original Lakes Hospitality Trade Show are:

Wednesday, 13th & Thursday, 14th March 2019 at J36

Kate Willard, Head of Corporate Projects at Stobart Group, will focus on the opening of Carlisle Airport in June of this year. She will talk about their plans, routes, package partnerships and how surrounding businesses and stakeholders must come together to ensure the success of the airport for the county and beyond.

Wednesday 7th - Session 1B, 10:15-11:15


Kate Willard is Head of Corporate Projects at Stobart Group.  With a background in cultural and creativity, Kate has lived and worked in Hungary, France and Belgium as an independent regeneration expert with the European Commission on major transnational projects in employment, social cohesion and regional development.  Whilst living and working in Hungary, Kate also established the first UK-Hungarian cultural partnership trust, Brouhaha Magyarország, and was CEO of the UK’s first rural regeneration company (Rural Regeneration Cumbria).


The Original Lakes Hospitality Trade Show

Proudly supporting the regions hospitality industry for over 50 years

As the regions original trade show, we are committed to ensuring all profits raised from our event are re-directed into promoting the county's hospitality sector.


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