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ETAG Conference 2015

30 January 2015 at 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Building on Success



8.30 Registration and Networking Breakfast

9.15 Introduction – Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager, Edinburgh Castle

9.25 ETAG – Welcome – Robin Worsnop, Chair of ETAG

9.35 Towards 2020 –  Marc Crothall, Chief Executive, Scottish Tourism Alliance

10.00 Edinburgh Airport – Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport

10.30 Break – Refreshments and Networking

11.15 Ten Minute Talks

  • 2015 Year of Food & Drink –  Donald Reid, The List
  • 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design – Catherine Holden, National Museums of Scotland
  • 2017 Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology – David Hicks, Edinburgh World Heritage
  • 2018 Year of Young People – Peter Duncan, HAGGiS Adventures

12.00      Keynote– Fergus Linehan, Festival Director and Chief Executive, Edinburgh International Festival

12.40 Closing Remarks – Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle

12.45 Networking Lunch

14.00 Close

And there’s more…

Have Your Say! Throughout the conference, we will be asking delegates to give us realtime feedback on their views on the key issues facing Edinburgh tourism.

Networking: The Edinburgh Tourism Action Group Conference attracts many key industry professionals and is always a great opportunity to catch up with business colleagues and develop new contacts. Start networking before the event with Confbuzz – this great tool has been used this year by both the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup – connect with the ETAG conference at www.confbuzz.com/ETAG2015

Practical Support: There will be a range of exhibitors giving you the chance to learn more about the services and support available to grow your business.

With support from:




Please note that this event will be filmed/photographed.

Where ?

The Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa

1 Festival Square, Edinburgh , EH3 9SR