In Pictures: Global Event Summit

More than 30 event planners gathered for the inaugural Global Event Summit at the Gleneagles Hotel & Resort in Perthshire last weekend (22- 25 April).

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The event, which was the result of a partnership between VisitScotland, the International Special Events Society and the IMEX Group, saw delegates take part in three days of debate, before embarking on tours of the local area. Sessions included the Uber Economy, the Science of Events, the Cultural Revolution and the Risk Factor.

Highlights of the familiarisation trip included a private event at Edinburgh Castle, as well as dinner on­board the Royal Yacht Britannia, formerly the private yacht of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Neil Brownlee, head of business events at VisitScotland, said: "The Global Event Summit is a unique opportunity to engage with some of the most important and influential live event professionals in the world. A combination of knowledge exchange and showcasing the very best that Scottish hospitality has to offer will show these members of the global events community the true Spirit of Scotland."

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