Global campaign to highlight Scotland as the place where ideas come to life

VisitScotland Business Events has announced the global launch of an industry-first digital campaign, focusing on the country’s long-established position as the home of pioneering innovation.

Transforming how Scotland is promoted as a world-leading conferencing destination and uniting the Scottish business events market under the banner of ‘Scotland. Where ideas become legend’, the campaign will highlight the reasons why event organisers should view Scotland as the perfect choice for meetings – its stellar academic credentials, pioneering spirit and history of innovation.

The campaign will underline the power of conferences and meetings to bring together like-minded people to build networks, grow knowledge and encourage collaboration. Events create ideas that have the potential to change the world. The campaign will assert that innovation and invention are the tangible results from business events.

Starting on 6 November, the online campaign will showcase Scotland’s deep connections with a wide variety of growth sectors by creating and sharing new and original content online from experts, influencers and industry leaders from across the country.  The campaign will be promoted through the Twitter hashtag #ideasbecomelegend.

Dr Alastair McInroy, senior programme manager for Technology Scotland said: “As the representative body for Emerging & Enabling Technology organisations in Scotland, we welcome the opportunity to work with VisitScotland Business Events and the wider industry in such an innovative way. Business Events are instrumental to the development of new ideas – they provide opportunity for collaboration and discussion, which in turn lead to new ideas and ways of working. They are crucial in Scotland remaining at the forefront of innovation and a leader in its field for sectors such as Technology.”

Rory Archibald, business development manager for VisitScotland Business Events said: “Pioneering innovation is in Scotland’s soul. We have a legacy of invention, research and knowledge that continues to this day and is being secured for the future. From the unique study of Dark Skies in Dumfries & Galloway to world-renowned Oceanic research in the Highlands & Islands, Scotland is home to leading pioneers from industries as diverse as Engineering and Robotics to Computer Gaming and Medicine which are the exact stories the campaign will highlight to the world. Quite simply, Scotland is a place where ideas come to life. Ideas enable change, events create ideas and Scotland is a place where ideas become legend.”

Martin Fullard

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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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