Additional speakers have been added to Abta’s tenth annual Travel Matters conference taking place next week.

Shadow education minister Gordon Marsden and Eurostar CEO Mike Cooper join the speaker line up at the event.

The conference, under the theme of ‘A Vision for the Next Decade’, aims to to look beyond Brexit by exploring what long-term investment in infrastructure and future workforce skills are needed for a global Britain and to ensure sustainable growth of the travel industry.

Other speakers confirmed include Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays chief people officer Nikki Humphrey, The Times’ associate editor Daniel Finkelstein and Travel Trade Consultancy director Martin Alcock.

The conference will be moderated by LBC’s Tom Swarbrick, a former adviser to Theresa May at Downing Street.

Around 250 delegates are due to attend but with tickets still available.

Abta chief executive Mark Tanzer, who will also be speaking, said: “We look forward to another exciting line-up of speakers, helping to guide us through the issues most important to travel businesses in the next ten years.

“We also encourage our members and partners to attend the two workshops after the conference, which promise to provide valuable insights into the importance of consumer trust in brands and an overview of the Japan travel sector and community.”

www.abta.com/events/travel-matters