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Digital Tourism Glasgow Meetup

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1046 Govan Road

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G51 4XS

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Glasgow is a world leading tourist destination with a rich history, spectacular events and diverse culture. Glasgow is also home to a strong and vibrant community of world leading technology companies.

At the moment there's little cross over between these two industries so it makes sense to foster a relationship between these two communities with the aim of creating a stronger tourism industry and increased recognition of the local tech talent

The technology sector in Glasgow has great breadth and depth of talent in digital marketing, digital design, software development and creating innovative products. The tourism sector is one of the largest industries for our home city and the city’s vision for tourism and its visitor economy is that, by 2023, one million additional tourists will enjoy the world’s friendliest and most vibrant city, spending £771m per year, growing tourism Gross Value Added (GVA) by £148 million. Effective use of technology will be important to reaching these targets and with support and the input from the amazing tech talent on our doorstep.

This monthly Meetup offers an informal format to exchange ideas, knowledge and connections and each month 2 leading figures from the Tourism and/or tech industries in Scotland will give a 20 minute talk with time for Q&A.

The night will have plenty of opportunity for networking and free beer and pizza.

Agenda:

6.30-7.00: Drinks, pizza and networking
7.00-7.30: Stuart Ashworth (20 mins) and Q&A (10 mins)
7.30-7.45: Networking
7.45-8.15: Daniel Baxter (20 mins) and Q&A (10 mins)
8.15: Close


Stuart Ashworth:
Stuart Ashworth is a software consultant, trainer and entrepreneur. He specialises in helping software teams deliver projects for the web and mobile, through consultancy, development and training.

Stuart will be discussing what web accessibility is and why it’s important. He’ll work through actionable examples that you can use to evaluate and improve your website.

Daniel Baxter:
Daniel Baxter is a lecturer in International Events and Tourism Management in the School of Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University; his PhD is identifying a comprehensive approach to evaluate the economic impact of year long tourism events looking at Homecoming Scotland 2014 in particular. Other research interests include on event tourism, in particular, aspects of policy implementation, economic impacts and risk and terrorism, and he leads on a number modules on the International Event Management programme in these areas.

Daniel is an active researcher contributing to the development of event management research and has represented the University internationally at conferences. He has had extensive experience working on consultancy projects with private, public and third sector organisations and before academia, Daniel worked commercially (in a variety of destinations worldwide) within the tourism and events industry for various international companies such as Tui Plc, ILOVETOUR and British Airways in commercial and operational roles.

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