Business Development Manager, Associations & Sectors VisitScotland Business Events

The team are responsible for creating and implementing the strategy to promote Scotland and its incredible knowledge economy to the association market both nationally and internationally. The flagship programme for Associations & Sectors is the recently relaunched National Ambassador Network, INNOVATETHENATION (ITN), a pioneering, original series of celebratory talks taking place throughout Scotland. ITN will promote our innovative nation and encourage new and existing ambassadors to take up the mantle to help bring acclaimed events to Scotland. Events have taken place around the country and attracted Scotland’s top innovative minds and inventors to engage a variety of audiences. Rory and his team also manage Scotland’s National Conference Bid Fund that is used to support associations of all sizes when choosing Scotland as their ideal destination.

Rory joins VisitScotland from three years looking after the international association market at the renowned Edinburgh International Conference Centre as well previous roles at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Rocco Forte’s Balmoral Hotel.

The Associations & Sectors team work to introduce exciting and game changing initiatives that build on the successes of the past for our stakeholders and clients and ensure that we always INNOVATETHENATION.

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