This section contains presentations from recent tourism events which have been promoted on our site.


Dundee and Angus Conference - March 2014


The importance of events and festivals and the impact of effective digital marketing are amongst the subjects of discussion at this year’s Dundee & Angus Tourism Conference, which took place on Thursday 20 March 2014 at the Malmaison Hotel in Dundee.

The keynote address at the event was made by MSP Humza Yousaf, Minister for External Affairs and International Development and other topics included world class customer service and successful destination marketing.


The next few years will see a dramatic change in the east of Scotland’s visitor economy. In 2014, Scotland plays host to international sporting stars at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and The Ryder Cup, as well as another year of Homecoming Scotland. Dundee will welcome the opening of the V&A at Dundee, the only design museum in UK outside London, which is expected to see an additional 250,000 visitors to the region. Other developments will also contribute to increasing visitor numbers, including Dundee’s Waterfront Development and the Angus at Kingennie.


This event brought together a range of speakers to inspire and encourage businesses to get involved in the visitor economy and to prepare themselves for future opportunities.


Presentation from the conference:


PDF documentDundee & Angus tourism conference 2014 - Welcoming the world - are you ready? - size 3.13 mb


Scottish Borders Tourism and Events Industry Conference 2013


The Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership partnered with VisitScotland and Scottish Borders Council on the 2013 Tourism and Events Industry Conference held on the 21 November 2013. The aim of conference was to demonstrate that ‘Tourism is everyone’s business’. Over 100 industry members came along on the day. 


Agenda and presentations from the conference:


PDF documentAgenda, speaker biographies and list of partner stands from the day - size 252kb

PDF documentTourism Scotland 2020: A destination of first choice, Stephen Leckie - size 2.27mb

PDF documentScottish Borders Tourism Strategy: The future of the industry in our hands, Catherine Maxwell Stuart size 833kb

PDF documentHomecoming Scotland 2014, Stephen McLean  - size 2.33mb

PDF documentBe digital, your customers are, Calum Shepherd - size 1.60mb

PDF documentBorders Railway update and opportunities, Jonathan Hepton - size 1.46mb


Accessible Tourism Conference

VisitScotland hosted an Accessible Tourism Conference on 12 March 2013 at the EICC, Edinburgh to explore the economic potential of the accecssible market, as well as barriers to access and how these can be overcome.


Slides from the conference are now available and include tips on good practice, customer care and information provision.


Conference slides:

PDF document Customer care tips, Ian McNeil and Philip Biggs - size 146kb
PDF document Information provision, Chris Veitch - size 4788kb

PDF document 'A park for all' ,Cairngorms National Park size 1283kb

PDF document Good practice, Elaine Hamilton 411kb

PDF document Conference Transcript - size 155kb


Ready for business in 2014

In January 2013, two events were held in Glasgow and Stirling to discuss how we can make the most of the opportunities coming up in 2014.

We've summarised the main points covered at the events and have included links to websites where you can find out more.

We hope the documents give you fresh ideas and inspiration to take advantage of 2014's opportunities. To access the documents click on the PDF links:

 PDF document Glasgow: ready for business in 2014 - size 206kb


 PDF document Stirling: ready for business in 2014 - size 215kb

Chairman's Industry Events


VisitScotland's Chairman Mike Cantlay is leading a series of industry networking events throughout Scotland during 2011.  You can access copies of the presentations given at each event by clicking onto the relevant location:


Archive of presentations from previous tourism events:


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