BELS Agenda 2018
Associate Professor Carmel Foley, Research Associate of the Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM), Director of event management programs at the University of Technology Sydney.
Associate Professor Dr Deborah Edwards, Associate Professor in the Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Research Associate of the Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM).
Business Events Forum – Strategy Sessions
Chaired by Industry Experts, the strategy sessions are an opportunity for delegates to take part in open forum sessions featuring our Keynote Speakers alongside an invited list of thought leaders from Scotland’s MICE industry and Key Economic Sectors.
The sessions will be engaging, thought-provoking but above all will help industry leaders check their practices against a new body of research that is reshaping the business events market at home and abroad.
We will be publishing a full list of contributors in due course. Please visit this page regularly for updates or follow @eventsbase_news on Twitter.
SESSION 1 – Glasgow
Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions, Glasgow Convention Bureau
Associate Professor Carmel Foley, University of Technology Sydney
Nicola McGrane, Managing Director, Conference Partners International
SESSION 2 – Edinburgh
Amanda Ferguson, Head of Business Tourism, Convention Edinburgh
Associate Professor Deborah Edwards, University of Technology Sydney
Sam Johnston, Manager, Dublin Convention Bureau
SESSION 3 – Aberdeen
Chris Foy, Chief Executive, Visit Aberdeenshire
Jeannie Lim, Executive Director, Singapore Tourism Board
John Sharkey, Executive Vice President, SMG Europe
James Latham, Producer, The Iceberg
SESSION 4 – Dundee
Karen Tocher, Business Tourism Manager, Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau
Judy Rae, Business Tourism for Scotland
Dr Louise Valentine, Head of Entrepreneurship, Enterprise & Employability, School of Art and Design, University of Dundee
Cllr John Alexander, Leader, Dundee City Council
Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group // Tracy Halliwell MBE, Director of Business Tourism & Major Events, London & Partners // Neil Brownlee, Head of Business Events, VisitScotland // Kerrin MacPhie, Head of Business Events, Visit Britain/Visit England // Paul McCafferty, Head of Tourism, Scottish Enterprise
*Agenda subject to change