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Committed to Excellence

Annual Conference – #ASSC2015

                           Tuesday 10th November 2015
      Hilton Glasgow Hotel, 1 William Street, Glasgow G3 8HT

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The ASSC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the only major event aimed directly at the people and businesses providing holiday rental accommodation in Scotland. This year we will focus on our “Commitment to Excellence”.

  • What visitors to Scotland expect now and will demand in the future.
  • How do those offering self-catering accommodation respond to the needs of their visitors?
  • What are the new, successful providers offering and why?
  • What new trends will emerge or take hold in the coming few years?
  • How has the Year of Food and Drink impacted on the self-catering sector?
  • What do we have to do to ensure we are committed to excellence?

But this year will be different…. We have some exciting things to tell you and show you!

Following the success of recent ASSC Conferences, we are expecting many business owners, property managers and industry decision makers to attend this year’s conference and exhibition in Glasgow. The day will be compèred by Willie Cameron, Director of Visit Loch Ness; Director of Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards and Founding Director of The Cobbs Group – voted Highland Business of the Year 2014.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Nick Nairn, celebrity chef and entrepreneur
  • Charlie Smith, Marketing Director, VisitScotland
  • Cathy Craig, Commercial Director of Abellio Scotrail

Post-lunch sessions will take the form of short interactive presentations by industry experts giving up-to- date information on what’s new in social media and how we can use this medium to work for us,  how to make the most of your property and not undersell it, accessible tourism, as well as hearing from FEVITUR – the Spanish Holiday Home Trade Association. A questions session will follow.

  • Right Message, Right Time: Excellence in the Online Customer Journey: Joel Lumsden, Attacat Ltd
  • It’s Better Than I thought It Would Be – Don’t Undersell Your Experience: Paul Saunders, Paul Saunders Media
  • The European Perspective: Pablo Zubicaray, President, FEVITUR
  • Find Your Place in Social Media: Ali Campbell, ASSC & Ali Campbell Creative
  • Accessibility for All: David Paton, Development Coordinator, Homelands Trust Fife

We will be hosting a ‘Question Time’, expert forum, during which you can ask questions from our esteemed panel of guest speakers. Delegates are very welcome to submit a question in advance of the conference for consideration by our panel and audience. There will also be an opportunity to submit questions during the lunchtime interval.

Question Time: Your Questions Answered with Our Expert Panel, Chaired by Willie Cameron:

  • David Smythe, Chairman ASSC
  • Fiona Campbell, Chief Executive, ASSC
  • Nick Nairn, Celebrity Chef, Nick Nairn Enterprises
  • Cathy Craig, Commercial Director, Abellio Scotrail
  • Charlie Smith, Marketing Director, VisitScotland
  • Marc Crothall, Chief Executive, Scottish Tourism Alliance
  • Pablo Zubicaray, President, FEVITUR

*Programme, Speakers and Panel subject to change

Dip into the 2014 Conference

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ASSC Conference 2014 Video

Hear what people said about it

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Simon Reeve, Broadcaster Paul Easto, Wilderness Scotland Niki Nutsch, Booking Staff

And how 2014 was for Industry Participants

David Smythe, ASSC Chairman Sarah Scarlett, Baincraig Lodge Joel Lumsden, Attacat

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