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8.30 Registration and Networking Breakfast
9.15 Introduction - Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle
9.25 Welcome - Robin Worsnop, Chair of ETAG
9.35 The Changing Face of Edinburgh - Cllr Gavin Barrie, City of Edinburgh Council
Cllr Barrie, the Convenor of Economic Development at City of Edinburgh Council will deliver an overview of the many changes going on in Edinburgh and how that will create opportunities and challenges for the tourism sector in the future.
9.50 Ten Minute Talks - four speakers with 10 minutes each to inform and inspire you!
Edinburgh St James – Martin Perry, Director of Development, TH Real Estate
The Registers – Gavin McLennan, CEO, Lateral City Ltd
70th Anniversary of Edinburgh Festivals – James McVeigh, Head of Marketing, Festivals Edinburgh
Edinburgh Zoo – Jo Paulson, Events and Experiences Manager, Edinburgh Zoo
10.30 Break – Refreshments and Networking
11.15 Edinburgh City Vision 2050 - The Tourism Perspective
12.00 Embracing the Sharing Economy - Manolis Parros, Toposophy Agency
The sharing economy is having a huge and rapid impact on the tourism economy, with businesses such as AirBnB, Uber and Deliveroo changing the delivery model for key services. Manolis Parros, the Managing Director of the Athens based Toposophy Agency and an expert on travel trends, will deliver the keynote speech on how destinations should be proactively reacting to and embracing the momentum of sharing economy.
12.40 Closing Remarks - Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle
12.45 Networking Lunch
14.00 Zoo site visit and Panda viewing
15.30 Closing drinks reception
We are delighted that Lothian Buses will once again be supporting the ETAG Conference and all delegates will receive a free Adult DAYticket, valid on buses and trams.
Please note that this event will be filmed/photographed.
ETAG MAINTAINS A 48 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY. WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER REFUNDS FOR BOOKINGS CANCELLED LESS THAN 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
This event will be in high demand & places are limited to two attendees per company. ETAG events are aimed at tourism businesses within Edinburgh who operate on a B2C (Business to Consumer) or B2B (Business to Business) basis - unfortunately we can't offer place to intermediaries, consultants or suppliers of services.