Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau (DACB) has launched an integrated push to support its business events market offer at EventIt 2018.
In a statement of intent six venue partners will come together to promote the city and surrounding area’s business tourism proposition to Scottish and UK event buyers at the annual Scottish events industry trade show on March 22 next year.
They will exhibit and work together in a coordinated pitch for the region’s growing meetings, incentives, conference and exhibition industry.
The approach aims to capitalise on significant investment underway across Dundee with the emerging £1bn Waterfront Development project, which includes the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, opening next summer.
The partners exhibiting on the DACB stand are:
– Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
– Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa
– Caird Hall: Dundee’s Concert & Conference Venue
– V&A Museum of Design
– Glamis Castle
– Dundee Heritage Trust representing Discovery Point and RRS Discovery and Verdant Works
On behalf of the six partners Kim Wilkinson, Director of Sales, Scotland at Apex Hotels, said: “EventIt is one of the leading business tourism events in the country, so we’re delighted to be attending with Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau. Dundee is increasingly seen as a leader in providing world-class business event facilities and services, welcoming events of all sizes and from a wide variety of sectors. We’re all looking forward to meeting event organisers from across the UK next March to show them exactly what Dundee and Angus has to offer.”
Karen Tocher, business tourism manager at Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau, added: “This is an exciting time for business events in Dundee and Angus. Every year we welcome over 225,000 delegates from around the world to an increasingly diverse programme of academic and industry conferences, meetings, exhibitions and events representing a variety of disciplines.
“Investment continues to be made into infrastructure and facilities which is having an enormously positive impact on the business events industry.
“The region’s creativity and innovative way of thinking continues to be at the forefront of everything we do, with event organisers able to draw not just on world-class academic knowledge but also local designers, artists and musicians to truly set their events apart.”
She added: “We’re thrilled to be exhibiting at EventIt in 2018 alongside venues that showcase the true diversity that Dundee and Angus can offer event organisers, from academic venues like the University of Dundee’s Dalhousie Building to modern hotels like the Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa.
“Across the region, investment continues to be made into infrastructure and facilities which complements the range of fantastic venues on offer. Whether organisers are looking for a historic venue like Glamis Castle, a large conference venue like Caird Hall, or something a little bit different like the RSS Discovery, Dundee and Angus has the answer. Plus, we’re excited to be able to reveal more about the ground-breaking V&A Museum of Design, which opens in 2018.”