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19 Feb

Tay Cities Regional Tourism Conference 2019

19 Feb 2019 09:00
19 Mar 2019 13:30
£ 20.00
Dundee Repertory Theatre
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The opening of V&A Dundee has shone the spotlight on the Tay Cities region, and with other recent and planned developments it’s an exciting time for tourism businesses in this part of Scotland.

The four local authorities – Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perth & Kinross, along with Scottish Enterprise and VisitScotland, are delighted to bring you the first Tay Cities Regional Tourism Conference, as part of Scottish Tourism Month.

As visits to Scotland, and this region in particular, increase, the first Tay Cities Regional Tourism Strategy has been developed following consultation with industry, and will be launched at the conference.

The new strategy sets out a common vision, and a plan for growth that will enable the Tay Cities region to achieve its full potential over the next five years.

This is an opportunity to hear about the key themes of design tourism, food tourism and adventure tourism, with practical advice about how you can get involved. You will also hear about some exciting new tourism products and experiences and learn how different businesses identified opportunities to grow and attract new markets.

Tourism is everyone’s business and this event provides a great opportunity to hear from inspiring industry professionals and network with like-minded businesses and organisations from across the region.

Book your place now to hear about:- the impact V&A Dundee has had in its first six months - the first Tay Cities Regional Tourism Strategy - how your business can get involved - new tourism products and experiences. 


09.00   Registration & Refreshments

09.30  Welcome Address,
            Caroline Warburton, Regional Leadership Director (East), VisitScotland

09.35  Tay Cities Regional Tourism Strategy 
            Peter Jordan, Head of Insights, Toposophy

10.15   Session 1: Creating a "CreativeFriendlyDestination"    
            Caroline Couret, Founder, Creative Tourism Network

11.10   Refreshments                                 

11.40   Session 2: Ireland. A Perspective on Food Tourism
             John Mulcahy, Food Tourism Ireland

12.05   Session 3: Limitless Discoveries: Wild About Argyll
             Carron Tobin, Development Manager, Argyll & The Isles Tourism Cooperative

12.30   Let’s hear from you

  • Urban Foresight, Anna Day, Partnerships Manager
  • Outdoor Explore, Piotr Gudan, Founder
  • Click Book Stay, Tara Scott, Founder and Director
  • Arbikie Highland Estate, Iain Stirling, Director
  • Louise Kirby Designs, Louise Kirkby, Founder
  • Sup2Summit, Jim Wight
  • Tayport Distillery, Kecia McDougall

13.30 Closing Remarks, Future Tourism Strategy Beyond 2020
           Marc Crothall, Chief Executive, Scottish Tourism Alliance

13.45 Lunch & Backstage Tour