Skip to main content

blooloopLIVE Announces Details of Strategy Session


Victoria Wallace, David Gibson and Jamie Christon to speak at blooloopLIVE’s Strategy Session.

Blooloop is delighted to announce that Victoria Wallace – Chief Executive of Leeds Castle; David Gibson – Managing Director of The National Marine Aquarium and Jamie Christon – MD Chester Zoo will speak at blooloopLIVE.

The first blooloopLIVE conference, to be held on May 1st in London in association with the UKTI, is the ideal event for visitor attractions professionals interested in exploring ideas about the future of the attractions business and the visitor experience.

With sessions covering Branding, Content, Technology and Strategy, delegates will hear industry leaders and experts speak about the challenges, trends and developments which will impact the sector over the next decade and beyond.

Leeds Castle

Closing the conference is a session looking at “strategy” and featuring four high-profile leaders of major UK attractions; Leeds Castle, The National Marine Aquarium and Chester Zoo.  Each attraction has a very different USP but all share the common aim of creating unique, memorable days for their visitors.

Moderated by Martin Barratt of MBL, who was recently named as a new Non-Executive Director at Paragon Entertainment, the session will feature each speaker outlining their plans and highlighting major projects and initiatives under development.  A panel discussion and Q & A session will follow.


The panelists are:

•    Victoria Wallace, Chief Executive of Leeds Castle, one of the most visited heritage sites in the UK dating back to the 12th century.  Victoria is a Council member of the Association for Independent Museums, author of their Success Guide on Visitor Experience.

•    David Gibson, Managing Director of The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, the UK’s largest aquarium.  David has worked in the UK Zoo and Aquarium sector for the last 20 years, with roles at the Deep Sea World Aquarium, Blue Planet Aquarium and The Deep.

•    Jamie Christon, MD Chester Zoo.  Jamie will talk delegates through the Zoo’s “Islands” project, one of the biggest zoo development projects in Europe.

With just over a month to go and tickets selling quickly, do contact  if you would like to book your place at blooloopLIVE. Discounts available for TEA members and groups – please ask for details.

Image Leeds castle,  Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 wikipedia

More from this author

Related content

Your web browser is out of date. Update your browser for more security, speed and the best experience on this site.

Find out how to update