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 - Infrastructure Projects
An overview of the major infrastructure projects that are set to change the face of the Edinburgh in the next few years, from the opening of the new Queensferry Crossing in 2017 to the redevelopment of the St James Quarter, due for completion in 2021.
9.50 Ten Minute Talks
Three speakers with 10 minutes each to inform and inspire you!
10.20 Break – Refreshments and Networking
11.05 The Changing Face of Edinburgh - Markets, Products & Experiences
It's not just the physical developments that are changing Edinburgh. Visitor markets are changing too and businesses are responding through the development of innovative new products, experiences and marketing campaigns.
11.20 Ten Minute Talks
Three speakers with 10 minutes each to inform and inspire you even more!
12.00 Embracing the Sharing Economy
The sharing economy is having a huge and rapid impact on the tourism economy and 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.