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Scotland Welcomes the World - One Year to Go

05/03/2013
Business / International
Bookings open for conference on business opportunities from major events in Scotland in 2014.

2014 will be a significant year as Scotland plays host to a number of world class events - the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and Homecoming Scotland.  As well as providing an unprecedented opportunity to showcase Scotland on an international stage and attract additional inbound tourism visitors they also offer Scottish businesses a unique opportunity to supply the organisers with the infrastructure, goods and services that will be required to make these events happen.

 

BOOKINGS OPEN
Scotland Welcomes the World - One Year to Go:

Business Opportunities From Major Events in Scotland 2014

Thursday 21 March, Celtic Park, Glasgow


 
To take advantage of these contract opportunities Scottish businesses need to be aware of the nature, scale and timing of these events, the extent of the potential supply opportunity and means by which they can tender for these prospects. The conference will provide you with valuable insights into the business opportunities, procurement channels and timescales associated with the Glasgow 2014 Games, as well as other major sporting events such as the Ryder Cup and Homecoming Scotland. This event is being organised by Scottish Enterprise in partnership with Glasgow City Council and the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee.

 
The event will be officially opened by Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, who will provide a perspective on 2014 being a year of opportunity for Scotland's event industry.
 
With the procurement opportunities for Glasgow 2014 ramping up, we are delighted to announce that David Brown, Head of Procurement of Glasgow 2014 Ltd alongside Glasgow City Council will discuss the business benefits that the Commonwealth Games can bring to Scotland. To further illustrate, you will also hear firsthand from a business that has successfully secured a Glasgow 2014 contract and its impact on operations. Completing the Commonwealth Games section, Ian Manson, Chief Executive of Clyde Gateway will discuss how the Commonwealth Games has impacted on the redevelopment of Glasgow's East End.
 
The Ryder Cup has not taken place in the birthplace of golf since Muirfield in 1973. A lot has changed since then not least the competition's popularity which has never been as high. Delegates will hear from Edward Kitson, Match Director of Ryder Cup Europe who will provide an up to date account of the contracts and opportunities available.
 
Additionally Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer of EventScotland will speak about other major events coming to Scotland such as Homecoming Scotland.
 
The half day conference is free to attend and will take place at Celtic Park, Glasgow on Thursday 21 March 2013. Registration will be open from 8.45am, the main speaker sessions will run from 9.30am - 11.45am and will be followed by an informal networking lunch.
 
For interested parties, there is also the opportunity to participate in a guided coach tour of the Clyde Gateway area to see the redevelopment of Glasgow's East End including 2014 Commonwealth Games sites. Please note places on this coach tour are extremely limited and are assigned on a first come first served basis.
 
If you would like more information, please contact Starkevents.
 
Pre-registration is essential - book your place now.