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Marine Tourism Conference

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Lodge on Loch Lomond

Luss

Loch Lomond

G83 8PA

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Following the postponement of our event in February due to the "beast from the east" we are delighted to host our flagship Marine Tourism Conference on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at the Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel, Luss. This event is suitable for anyone working within the tourism and hospitality industry who would like to find out more about the Marine Tourism market and begin to consider how we can attract more visitors to participate in water-based activities, sailing and attract cruise ship passengers. Marine Tourism does not just focus on the water-based activity but for other tourism activity in and around the destination. By working together, opportunities can be developed for accommodation providers, visitor attractions, food & drink, retail and transport providers.

This event will look at the area’s regional advantages, within a wider Scottish context, and get businesses and operators thinking about products and services to enhance the visitor experience. Delegates will hear from people directly engaged in marine and coastal tourism development, including infrastructure projects, business engagement, visitor management and cruise markets. A starting point for us to learn and consider what opportunities we can develop in the lead up to 2020 Year of Coast and Waters.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME:

09.30 – 10.00 Tea/Coffee and Registration

10.00 – 10.15 Introduction – David Adams McGilp, VisitScotland

10.15 – 11.00 International Case Study – Kylie Lethbridge, Nillumbik Shire Council, Australia (TBC)

11.00 – 11.30 Scotland Case Study – Fergus Murray, Argyll & Bute Council

11.30 – 11.50 Break

11.50 – 12.00 West Coast Marine Tourism Collaboration Update - Iain Jurgensen, Portavadie/Argyll & The Isles Tourism Partnership

12.00 – 12.30 Asset Management - Richard Millar, Scottish Canals

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 14.00 Sector Marketing - Daniel Steel, Sail Scotland

14.00 – 14.30 Strategic Context - Rhona Fairgrieve, Scottish Coastal Forum

14.30 – 15.00 Break

15.00 – 15.30 Next Steps - Richard Walsh, Scottish Government

15.30 – 15.45 Discussion Session

15.45 – 16.00 Closing Remarks

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“With the Year of Coast and Water in 2020 on the horizon we see an opportunity to work with existing and build new collaborations to help us really benefit Marine Tourism. A key part of this is realising our assets and how we communicate these to the end user through innovation and creative ideas while ensuring we fully understand the needs of the market we are looking to attract.

The Marine Tourism Conference represents a great platform to build on strong existing public and private partnerships.” Iain Jurgensen, Portavadie.


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