STW 2016 Programme

Thursday 17th March

12.45-14.00 Arrival & Registration
12.45-14.00 Networking Lunch with Exhibition  Lennox 1&2, EICC
14.00-14.10 Welcome -  Stephen Jardine, Conference Host  Lennox 3, EICC
14.10-15.00 The Art of a Powerful Conversation -  Stuart Knight, CEO Stuart Knight Productions [Keynote] Lennox 3, EICC
15.00-15.30 TS2020 -Staying on track! -  Stephen Leckie, Chair STA & Tourism Leadership Group Lennox 3, EICC
15.30-16.05 Networking Break & Exhibition - sponsored by Caledonian MacBrayne Lennox 1&2, EICC
16.05-16.45 The Changing Tastes of Tourism - sponsored by Caledonian MacBrayne
Neil Lapping, Chief Adventure Officer, Macs Adventure
Elise MacDonald, Director, Lux Events
Juliana Delaney, Chief Executive, Continuum Attractions
Lennox 3, EICC
16.45-17.40 The SuperJam Story -  Fraser Doherty MBE, CEO SuperJam [Keynote] Lennox 3, EICC
17.40-17.45 Closing Remarks  Lennox 1&2, EICC
17.45-20.30 Exclusive Preview and opening of EventIT  Cromdale - Champagne Foyer
18.15-21.00 A Different Dinner With A Difference & Parliamentary Reception - sponsored by The Caravan Club & VisitScotland Cromdale - Champagne Foyer

Friday18th March

08.45-09.50 Delegate Registration & Exhibition - sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University and Scottish Natural Heritage Strathblane, EICC
09.50-10.00 Welcome to Day 2 -  Stephen Jardine, Conference Host & Marc Crothall, CEO STA Pentland, EICC
10.00-10.25 Ministerial Address -  Fergus Ewing, MSP Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism Pentland, EICC
10.25-10.50 Reflections -  Dr Mike Cantlay, Chair VisitScotland Pentland, EICC
10.50-11.45 The Future, Competing To Win – moderated panel discussion with:
Stephen Leckie, Chair Scottish Tourism Alliance
Ufi Ibrahim – CEO British Hospitality Association (UK)
Paul Gallagher – Chair Irish Tourism Industry Confederation
Bernard Donoghue – Director ALVA & Chair Tourism Alliance
Pentland, EICC
11.45-12.20 Networking Break & Exhibition - sponsored by Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers Strathblane / EventIT Space, EICC
12.20-13.30 Selling Scotland in a Digital World
Demystifying Digital – Malcolm Roughead OBE, Chief Executive VisitScotland

Panel session chaired by Charlie Smith, Marketing Director, VisitScotland in conversation with :
Terri Scriven – Industry Head for Hospitality, Google
Anna Watkins – Guardian Labs MD, The Guardian
Cathy Craig – Commercial Director, ScotRail
Tom Rice - Head of Marketing , GCMB
Pentland, EICC
13.30-14.45 Networking Lunch & EventIT Workshops - Lunch sponsored by Iomart Strathblane / EventIT Space, EICC
14.45-15.15 The Microsoft Connecting 2020 Challenge   Pentland, EICC
15.15-15.55 Flying Into The Future -  Sophie Dekkers, UK Director easyJet [Keynote] Pentland, EICC
15.55-16.55 Yo! It’s an audience with….  Simon Woodroffe OBE – Founder,Yo! Company [Keynote] Pentland, EICC
16.55-17.00 Closing Remarks – Stephen Jardine Pentland, EICC