Members of the Aberdeen Convention Bureau’s Ambassador
Programme – comprised of academics and business leaders – were recognised at a
reception for their role in helping to secure £8m worth of conference business
for the north-east.
Nearly 40 guests attended the Gordon Highlanders
Museum last Wednesday
(March 21), where Lord Provost Peter Stephen presented awards to 16 of the 25
ambassadors who secured more than half the conferences for 2011 or for the next
Ambassador Programme executive at Aberdeen Convention
Bureau, Andrew Pratt, said: “The awards ceremony was about acknowledging the
efforts of all our ambassadors who have worked with us to influence their peers
and bring millions of pounds worth of conference business to the North-east.
“We rely on our ambassadors to help us bring conferences and
events to the city but in return it also gives them the opportunity to showcase
the work they are doing locally to their peers, both nationally and
Business tourism provides the Scottish economy with £1bn a
year, and through its Ambassador Programme, the bureau works closely with the University of Aberdeen,
University and businesses to bring
conferences, seminars and events to Aberdeen.
Conferences secured by the ambassadors include British
Archaeological Association Conference 2014, Association of Paediatric
Anaesthetists conference 2015, EU Conference on Non Linear Optical Spectroscopy
and British Science Festival 2012, to name but a few.
Pictured: Lord Provost Peter Stephen (centre) presents awards to two ambassadors