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
10.20 – 10.45 Speaker Panel Q&A
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 Peach, leading 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
12.40 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01786 459235 for all queries including exhibitor space availability, ticket types and any other queries.
The Lovat Loch Ness
Head of Travel
Dr. Bridget McConnell CBE
Scottish Tourism Alliance
The Scottish Tourism Alliance
Dierdre Wells OBE
Malcolm Roughead OBE
Rabbies Small Group Tours
Chief Executive and Founder