NE conference brings together 200 delegates

Dr Paul Redmond will speak at the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Conference on 28 January 2015.
Dr Paul Redmond will speak at the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Conference on 28 January 2015.

A world-renowned expert on generational behaviour will address 200 delegates at a tourism conference in the north east later this month.

Dr Paul Redmond, a leading expert on generations and the graduate labour market from the University of Manchester, will deliver the keynote speech at the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Conference on January 28.

Held in the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, the conference follows a highly successful inaugural event in 2014 which saw tourism businesses from across the north east come together to discuss the region’s tourism offering.

The 2015 conference will feature speeches, interactive workshops and networking sessions in order to allow tourism operators the chance to learn the skills required to maximise their business potential.

Registration is now open for the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Conference, which is being organised by the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Partnership.

Delegates pay just £55 (excluding VAT) to attend the full day conference, which will allow them access to industry experts from across the country. Online booking is available at www.regonline.com/aberdeentourism2015

Alongside Dr Redmond, a number of other speakers will address the delegates during the course of the conference.

Alastair Dobson, chairman of VisitArran and managing director of Taste of Arran, will discuss the benefits of collaboration in business, and VisitScotland’s Chris McCoy will explain the steps required to make sure tourism businesses are accessible to all.

Representatives from event sponsors Aberdeen International Airport and Serco NorthLink Ferries will also reveal new developments in the area’s transport links.

In addition to speeches, delegates have the opportunity to choose two in-depth workshops from a programme covering a diverse range of topics including Online Bookings, Accessible Tourism, Social Media, Sustainability & Legislation, Google Analytics and Business Collaboration.

Tourism Partnership manager Elaine Booth says, “The inaugural Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Conference was a great success, and we are excited to be bringing the event back in 2015.

“The region has a lot to offer and we aim to help businesses capitalise on their potential.”