Scotland to innovate the nation

VisitScotland Business Events has launched a new national ambassador network that it hopes will bring together experts, influencers and the next generation of innovators.

The series of events, which are being held throughout the country, has been billed ‘INNOVATETHENATION.’

Featuring several free evening talks that celebrate Scotland’s legacy, innovation and its global reputation as a knowledge economy, the talks will work to demonstrate the importance of business events and highlight where ambassadors can help influence in bringing these events to Scotland.

The programme and its content also reflect the ethos of Scotland’s wider Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design for 2016.

The first instalment, INNOVATEMARINE, commences on 29 September 2016 at St. Andrew’s University, Fife. Speakers 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 second conference, INNOVATETECH, takes place on the 6 October in Inverness.

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.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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