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Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers (ASSC) Conference 2017
Tue 7 November 2017, 09:30 – 17:00 GMT
The ASSC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the only major event aimed directly at the people and businesses providing holiday rental accommodation in Scotland.
This year the focus will be on “Future-Proofing: Self-Catering in Scotland”. Tomorrow’s world has become today’s reality. The pace of change in the tourism industry is quicker than ever before and it becomes more and more crucial to be responsive to that change. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, innovation and creativity are essential to self-catering and the future of tourism in Scotland. Every legislative, technological or consumer-led change brings new challenges as well as opportunities for you and your business. Our topic specific speakers will share fresh and ambitious views on how you can future-proof your business. We are not looking at today - we are looking at tomorrow.
This year’s conference will be held, for the first time, at Perth Concert Hall, where we expect over 200 business owners, property managers, and industry decision makers to attend. It will offer the opportunity to network with other accommodation providers, industry leaders and providers of sector-specific products and services. It will inspire, motivate and educate.
The Conference will once again be hosted by Willie Cameron, Director of Visit Loch Ness, Director of Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards and Founding Director of the Cobbs Group. We are delighted to confirm that the Provost of Perth will welcome delegates, Dr Alastair Allan MSP, Minister for International Development and Europe, Scottish Parliament and Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, will deliver keynote speeches.
A series of short interactive presentations by industry experts will give you up-to-date information on a number of key issues including Inheritance Tax and Business Property Relief: how you can develop a strategy to move your self-catering property from a Furnished Holiday Let to something of a trade in order to benefit from the Business Property Relief scheme; Cyber Security: with the Scottish Government explaining how to stay safe online; and Cumberland Business will guide you through how you can Finance and Expand your Holiday Let Business.
There will be a session on the Impact of the Self-Catering Sector on the Scottish Economy including sharing information about the recent ASSC economic impact study and discussing how the collaborative economy fits in to the traditional self-catering sector in ever changing times. The final session - A 7 Step Formula to Propel Your Profits - To Get You Earning More From Your Holiday Home will offer advice on how owners can release the potential in themselves and their property, boosting profits and confidence as a result, while staying guest focussed and passionate about the service they provide.
Registration commences at 9.30am, with networking and exhibition viewing. The AGM is from 10-10.50am for Members only. The conference programme commences at 11am.
Members of the ASSC Committee would like to invite delegates to join them for a complimentary glass of wine at an informal drinks reception, on Monday 6th November at The Bothy, 33 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5EN at 9pm. Please add a free ticket when you book your delegate ticket so that we know you'd like to attend.
Tickets can also be purchased by cheque, BACs or credit / debit card, which will incur no fee. Please contact Eleanor: firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 01462 894 483.
Accommodation is not included, however the following hotels are in close proximity to the venue:
Premier Inn City Centre (3 star)
Royal George Hotel (3 star)
Mercure Hotel (3 star)
Salutation Hotel (3 star)
For other hotel and overnight accommodation options see – www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/perth
All bedrooms require to be booked and paid for by the guest and guests need to comply with individual hotel terms and conditions. For more detail, see the ASSC website.
Parking in Perth
Details of parking at the Perth Concert Hall can be found on the ASSC website.
The Kinnoull Street multi-storey car park is the closest car park to the venue.
Sponsors, Exhibitors & Advertisers
The ASSC conference offers unique opportunities to engage with highly valued and active industry professionals; interact directly with self-catering accommodation owners; have direct discussions with key decision makers; increase your brand awareness and position your organisation at the forefront of the self-catering industry. A number of sponsorship, exhibition and advertising opportunities exist for businesses and organisations to get involved in and be profiled as during the run up to and on the day of the conference. A range of opportunities are available to suit all budgets. ASSC conference audiences have always highlighted the value of speaking face to face with suppliers they may have heard of but been reluctant to buy from. Our delegates like gaining fresh ideas, and hearing about the latest opportunities within a fast-moving industry. We invite you to seize this opportunity – download the Sponsorship, Exhibition & Advertising Opportunities document on the ASSC website or contact email@example.com.
Find out more: www.assc.co.uk