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Innovation to underpin Scotland's bid to raise events profile

Series of free talks to show importance of events and explain how ambassadors can help bring more to Scotland
15/08/2016

Pictured: Rory Archibald, business development manager for VisitScotland Business Events

Leading Scottish experts, influencers and innovators will come together to rally support for business events by demonstrating the positive legacy for innovation and research.


The ambassadors will feature in a series of free evening talks in a campaign called INNOVATETHENATION, being organised by VisitScotland, to encourage ambassadors to help bring events to Scotland.


The first talk, INNOVATEMARINE, will take place on 29 September at St. Andrew's University, Fife. Speakers will include Dr Raeanne Miller from the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban and Professor Vincent Janik, director of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St. Andrews.


The INNOVATEMARINE talk will be followed by INNOVATETECH on 6 October.


Rory Archibald, business development manager for VisitScotland Business Events said: "Business events coming to Scotland are critical, not just for the significant contribution they make to the local and national economy, but also in promoting Scotland’s profile on the world stage."


He added: "International events encourage collaboration between Scotland and worldwide partners, they help build the country’s infrastructure and provide huge potential for inward investment to our industries, our universities and our research institutes. We need our local experts and industry champions to work in collaboration with us to help us bring the world’s very best events to Scotland that will contribute to our future success and continued world renowned innovation legacy."


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