Event Date: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Location: Dalhousie Castle
On Wednesday 31st October MBTAG will be delivering an event on Events, Festivals and Business Tourism in Midlothian & The Scottish Borders at Dalhousie Castle.
This event will allow the tourism industry in the 2 regions to understand the opportunities to drive capacity, encourage new events, hear more about the opportunities to grow events and the capacities and pick up some handy top tips too.. whether it is an event, a meeting, conference, festival or something new….
Events, Festivals & Business Tourism 31st October 2018
What you need to know, how to target these markets & Grow events across these sectors for Midlothian & The Scottish Borders
09.30hrs – 10.00hrs Registration and Coffee
10.00hrs – 10.15hrs Welcome and introduction to MBTAG – Jemma Reid, Project Manager
Update and overview on current MBTAG Projects and Opportunities
10.15hrs – 10.30hrs Overview of Event Sectors and opportunities – Jemma Reid MBTAG and open discussion on current challenges
10.30hrs – 11.00hrs Judith Wilson – Events Director, EventIt Exhibition – How EventIt can assist the Midlothian & Borders strengthen their presence in the MICE market and attract more business both individually and collectively.
11.00hrs – 11.15hrs Business Tourism – what does that mean to your business and how can you tap into this market – Jemma Reid MBTAG and VisitScotland
– What Event Organisers Look for
-What Suppliers(Hotels, caterers, AV, Theming etc) need to think about when it comes to events
– Business development to DMC’s, PCO’s, Travel Trade and Event Management Companies
11.15hrs -11.35hrs Q&A and comfort break
11.35hrs – 12.00hrs Bob MacFarlane – EventScotland– EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors. Including Funding opportunities
12.00hrs – 12.30hrs Callum Ross – Out There Projects – Fire & Light Show Vogrie, Midlothian – Out There Projects LTD. works with an open-minded, forward-thinking approach by combining the latest in innovative technologies with specialist events expertise to deliver an unforgettable experience.
12.20hrs – 12.40hrs Jemma at MBTAG-
12.40hrs – 13.00hrs Q&A and open discussion to share experiences and what next…
13.00hrs -13.30hrs Networking Lunch and close
Business Engagement Events x 6 in Year 1, & 2 – Industry engagement to inform businesses on project dates, market intelligence, business opportunities, helping to drive networking and collaboration between participating businesses.