STA AGM & Autumn Conference
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STA AGM & Autumn Conference

STA AGM & Autumn Conference

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The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

2 Sauchiehall Street

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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New Horizons  – The Challenge and the Opportunity

The Scottish Tourism Alliance Autumn Conference and AGM will take place on Wednesday 5 October at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.  

The conference will explore the future of Scotland’s tourism industry post-EU Referendum, with thoughts, insights and evidence presented by a expert on future trends.  We’ll also hear from tour operators and industry leaders.

In the aftermath of what has been one of the most significant periods of political change, our speakers will give an overview from their specialist area, looking at the challenges, the unknowns and the opportunities which our industry faces before inviting questions from the audience to be discussed at a panel session.

This is the first gathering of what Scottish Government has described as “Scotland’s most important industry” post EU-Referendum and we expect attendance to be high.

Please book now to guarantee your place.

STA Autumn Conference and AGM Agenda

8.45 – 9.25  Registration

9:30 – 9.35  Welcome & Introduction,  Marc Crothall and TBC

9.35 – 10.00   Brave New World

Brexit – the indications and implications for UK and Scottish tourism
Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel – Euromonitor International

10.00 – 10.20  Planes, Trains, (Boats, bikes) and Automobiles?
UK inbound travel – the future outlook
Deirdre Wells OBE, Chief Executive – UKinbound

10.20 – 10.45  Speaker Panel Q&A

With Malcolm Roughead OBE, Chief Executive, VisitScotland

10.45 – 11.10   Networking Break

11.10 – 11.35   ‘Please, Sir Can I Have Some More?’
The expectations and behaviour of tomorrow’s visitor – an eating and drinking out perspective
Peter Martin – Vice President CGA Peachleading commentator on the UK eating and drinking-out market

11.35 – 12.20   ‘Winning from Within’
A select leadership panel discuss how they have responded to challenges and lead teams to success
Chris Paterson MBE – Scottish Rugby Union

Robin Worsnop, Chief Executive and Founder – Rabbies Small Group Tours

Dr. Bridget McConnell CBE – CEO Glasgow Life

Caroline Gregory, Managing Partner, The Lovat Loch Ness

12.20 – 12.40   ‘How to WIN Friends and Influence People’
Connecting and influencing – the future focus and priorities of the STA
Stephen Leckie, Chair STA

12.40 – 12.45   Close

12.50 – 13.10   STA AGM – STA Members only

13.00 – 14.00   Networking Lunch Sponsored by Rabbie’s Trail Burners Ltd

14.00 – 16.30 VisitScotland Launch of Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology

Programme times are subject to change.


Travelling to Glasgow by Train 

Queen Street Station is a three-minute walk from the venue and Central Station is ten minutes away.

Travelling by Car

On the M8 motorway, take junction 16 (Aberfoyle/George Square turn off). Follow the signs for Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre.

Please contact Elaine at or call 01786 459235 for all queries including exhibitor space availability, ticket types and any other queries. 

                                                                         Sponsored by:

  • Caroline Gregory

    Caroline Gregory

    The Lovat Loch Ness

    Managing Partner

  • Caroline Bremner

    Caroline Bremner

    Euromonitor International

    Head of Travel

  • Dr. Bridget McConnell CBE

    Dr. Bridget McConnell CBE

    Glasgow Life


  • Marc Crothall

    Marc Crothall

    Scottish Tourism Alliance


  • Stephen Leckie

    Stephen Leckie

    The Scottish Tourism Alliance


  • Peter Martin

    Peter Martin

    CGA Peach

    Vice President

  • Dierdre Wells OBE

    Dierdre Wells OBE


    Chief Executive

  • Malcolm Roughead OBE

    Malcolm Roughead OBE


    Chief Executive

  • Robin Worsnop

    Robin Worsnop

    Rabbies Small Group Tours

    Chief Executive and Founder

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