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Wild Scotland Annual Industry Conference 2014

‘The Nature of Change’

Perth Concert Hall, Perth

Wednesday 26th November

                                   10.15am – 4.00pm


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About the Event

Who’s it for? Everyone involved in the adventure and nature-based tourism sector; whether it’s the delivery, the marketing or the development, everyone is welcome.


  • Gert Nieuwboer, Stichting Natuurstudie Projecten: Changes In Tourism, is there a future for nature & adventure tour operators?
  • Karen DarkeOvercoming Challenges, Embracing Change and Achieving the ‘Unachievable’
  • Marc CrothallScottish Tourism Alliance: Together – Maximising the Momentum 

Floor Discussion: Shaping The Future Of Adventure Tourism-  Richard Whitcomb, Ekosgen This session provides an opportunity for delegates to input to the national Adventure Tourism research exercise that has been commissioned by  Highlands and Islands Enterprise in partnership with Visit Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Tourism Alliance and Scottish Development International. The research aims to measure the scale of the sector, identify growth opportunities and help partners to understand the best way of supporting adventure tourism businesses. It will also provide a better understanding of Scotland’s competitive advantage and how it is placed against some of the world’s top adventure tourism destinations. 

Afternoon Workshops

As Wild Scotland develops a new modern Guide Training Programme that will be fit for purpose in the ever-expanding adventure tourism sector, this workshop will explore what more can we be doing to skill the industry, retain staff and deliver the best experiences possible for guests?

With Scotland welcoming many foodies during 2015 Year of Food and Drink. Andrew & Dave will share their stories of successfully incorporating Scottish food & drink into their business and the benefits of giving visitors a quality food & drink experience.

This workshop will examine the importance of market data, it’s interpretation, and how it can be used to inform business decisions in the tourism sector. Mike and Katharine will share their experiences of data gathering and interpretation in the context of the Scottish Cycle Tourism Sector. Delegates will gain an insight into how they may access and use market data, to help improve the business decision making process.

Conference Rates 

DELEGATE RATES Early Bird Full rate
Delegate Rate £80 + VAT £100 + VAT
WS Member Rate* £55 + VAT £75 + VAT

Early bird rates last until 7th November 2014  To register please click here.

 If you’d prefer to register by post, please contact us.

More Information

Full terms and conditions can be seen here.  By completing your registration, you are agreeing to these.

Looking for accommodation? Click on the link for special rates on hotels in Perth> Accommodation

There are also Exhibition and Sponsorship opportunities – if you would like more information on these opportunities click to see our online Exhibitor Pack  or please email Gillian at Wild Scotland.

The Wild Scotland AGM will take place at 9.30am on the day of the conference, and details of the AGM will be sent to all members prior to the event.

Contact Wild Scotland on 01786 459 233 or by email.

We are delighted that Perth & Kinross Council are sponsoring the event. 







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