Tay Cities Regional Tourism Conference 2019
- 19 Feb 2019 09:00
- 19 Mar 2019 13:30
- £ 20.00
- Dundee Repertory Theatre
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
11.40 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