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This is Scotland’s flagship industry conference for the events and festivals sector.

Organised by our Events Directorate, it includes speakers from across the events industry. It's held for all those working to create, deliver, and support Scotland’s cultural and sporting events.

The events and festivals sector is a significant contributor to the Scottish economy. Events enhance Scotland's international profile and bring wide-ranging social, wellbeing, and cultural benefits. They also unite and engage our diverse communities.

The conference seeks to highlight the sector's importance and the valuable contribution that it makes. It also provides a forum for discussion around the opportunities and challenges that the sector faces.

When will the conference take place?

The next National Events Conference will the place at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on Tuesday 26 March 2024.

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This flagship conference for the events industry in Scotland is aligned to the national events strategy.

We will also update this page with more details when they are confirmed.

More information about Scotland's national events strategy

When was the last National Events Conference?

The last National Events Conference took place in 2019 at Gleneagles Hotel. This coincided with one of the world’s greatest women’s sporting events, The Solheim Cup.

The title of the 2019 conference was "Embracing Innovation, Delivering Change". Leading experts at the event considered innovation, change, and the future for the sector.

There were over 200 delegates from across the events and festival sector in attendance.

Browse recordings of the sessions on

National Events Conference

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