ISES to host first Global Summit in Scotland

ISES has announced plans to host its first ever Global Summit for the events industry in Scotland in April 2016.

VisitScotland's head of business events Neil Brownlee
VisitScotland's head of business events Neil Brownlee

The summit is being launched in partnership with VisitScotland Business Events and IMEX, and will include a major VIP hosted group attending next year’s IMEX Frankfurt before heading on to Scotland for three days of debate and networking. 

Attendees at the summit will be senior level event industry professionals from corporate companies, agencies, incentives and sports disciplines from the USA, Canada, Europe and the UK.

Kevin White CSEP, international president of ISES, said: "This is the first time that an event such as this has taken place and we are grateful for the support of both VisitScotland and IMEX in helping us achieve this ambition. Scotland is a world-class destination for events and the perfect location to host such a respected group of industry professionals in 2016."

VisitScotland recently joined the Global Partner Program, connecting it with 5,000 ISES members worldwide. The country is also the host destination for the 2015 Meetings & Incentive Forum, which will take place in Edinburgh.

Head of business events at VisitScotland, Neil Brownlee, said: "This event perfectly matches our desire for Scotland to be at the very heart of the global event industry. As well as being able to provide outstanding facilities, service, food and transport, Scotland is also working to foster strong relationships across the entire industry.

"We have a highly valued and active relationship with both ISES and IMEX and are delighted to be hosting this significant event during Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design in 2016."

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