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Talking Self-catering!

Annual Conference 2013

Tuesday 5th November 2013
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Overview of ASSC 2013 National Conference. Click for video.

2014 will be a big year for all of Scottish tourism, and it will be a big year for the self-catering accommodation sector too. The ASSC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the only major event aimed directly at those involved in providing holiday rentals to Scottish visitors. This year we focussed on what everyone is talking about for success in 2014 and beyond – media coverage, Google, reviews, social networking and more.

Following the success of the 2012 ASSC Conference in Aviemore, we attracted even more business owners, property managers and industry decision makers to the this year’s conference and exhibition in Edinburgh. The event included high-profile speakers from the Scottish GovernmentGoogle, and HomeAway.  It offered opportunities to explore new ideas and explode old myths, and of course plenty of time to speak to and buy from highly sector-relevant exhibitors.

The whole conference was facilitated and informed by well-known broadcaster and journalist Simon Calder, Senior Travel Editor for The Independent

Fergus Ewing MSPHeadline speakers 

  • Fergus Ewing MSP, Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism
  • Satyan Joshi, Industry Manager Hotels & Accommodation Sector, Google
  • Karen Mullins, Marketing Director & Erica Chang, Regional Director, HomeAway UK
  • Simon Calder, Senior Travel Editor, The Independent


2013 Conference ProgrammeFor full details of the programme for the day click here to download the Conference Programme 2013 in PDF format.

Full sets of Presentation slides from the conference speaker sessions are made available to ASSC Members to download in their Members’ Area.

Video Comments on the 2013 Conference

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Simon Calder, the IndependentErica Chang, HomeawaySatyan Joshi, Google

 Industry Participants

David Smythe, ASSC ChairmanCharlie Stewart, Royal Mile ApartmentsChristine Baker, Glencoe Mountain Cottages




Hear What Exhibitors Said About 2013

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Conor Cronin, Spirit of WoodRobert Kennedy, SupercontrolDavid Morris - JL Morris Insurance



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Conference management by Crescent Events.
Conference and exhibition videos by GloCast.

To see what happened at the 2012 Conference and Exhibition click here.