VisitScotland launches ambassador events programme

VisitScotland Business Events will host a series of events that bring together its national ambassadors in a bid to attract more international association business to the country.

Titled 'Innovatethenation' the free evening talks will highlight where ambassadors can help influence in bringing these types of events to Scotland.

The programme kicks off on 29 September with, 'Innovatemarine' at St. Andrew’s University in Fife, featuring speakers including; Dr Raeanne Miller from the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban and professor Vincent Janik, director of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St. Andrews.

Professor Janik will highlight the work of the Scottish Oceans Institute, in particular the new £10m marine laboratory planned for St. Andrews University, which will cement Scotland’s reputation as a world leader in research and species protection.

The series will continue with Innovatetech on 6 October in Inverness where technology pioneers, Edinburgh’s pureLIFI, will take centre stage to showcase the latest in Scottish ground-breaking tech innovation.

Rory Archibald, business development manager for VisitScotland Business Events, said: "Business events coming to Scotland are critical, not just for the significant contribution they make to the local and national economy, but also in promoting Scotland’s profile on the world stage.

"International events encourage collaboration between Scotland and worldwide partners, they help build the country’s infrastructure and provide huge potential for inward investment to our industries, our universities and our research institutes.

"We need our local experts and industry champions to work in collaboration with us to help us bring the world’s very best events to Scotland that will contribute to our future success and continued world renowned innovation legacy."

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