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ASSC

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 HomeAway – the world’s leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry – about innovation in the travel industry and how they are helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. A questions session will follow.

  • New Social Media: Ali Campbell, ASSC
  • Search Engine & Internet Marketing Services: Joel Lumsden, Attacat Ltd
  • It’s Better Than I thought It Would Be – Don’t Undersell Your Experience: Paul Saunders, Paul Saunders Media
  • Session Title TBC: Speaker TBC, HomeAway
  • 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
  • TBC, Booking.com

*Programme, Speakers and Panel subject to change

SPONSORS, EXHIBITORS AND ADVERTISERS

The ASSC conference offers unique opportunities to engage with highly valued and active industry professionals; interact directly with self-catering accommodation owners; have direct discussions with key decision makers; increase your brand awareness and position your organisation at the forefront of the self-catering industry. A number of sponsorship, exhibition and advertising opportunities exist for businesses and organisations to get involved in and be profiled as during the run up to and on the day of the conference. A range of opportunities are available to suit all budgets. ASSC conference audiences have always highlighted the value of speaking face to face with suppliers they may have heard of but been reluctant to buy from. Our delegates like gaining fresh ideas, and hearing about the latest opportunities within a fast-moving industry. We invite you to seize this opportunity – download the Sponsorship, Exhibition & Advertising Opportunities document to find out more.

Book your place before 31st August and an Early Bird discount will apply.

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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Booking and Further Information

Download PDFAbout the Event
A brief guide to the Conference & Exhibition.

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Exhibition & Sponsorship Opportunities

The ASSC conference offers unique opportunities:

  • to engage with highly valued and active industry professionals
  • to interact directly with self-catering accommodation owners
  • to have direct discussions with key decision makers
  • to increase your brand awareness
  • to position your organisation at the forefront of the self-catering industry.

A number of sponsorship, exhibition and advertising opportunities to suit all budgets exist for businesses and organisations to get involved in during the run up and on the day of the conference.  ASSC conference audiences have always highlighted the value of speaking face to face with suppliers they may have heard of but been reluctant to buy from.  Our delegates appreciate fresh ideas, and hearing about the latest opportunities within a fast-moving industry.

Download PDFTo find out more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, download our PDF Guide or contact the Chief Executive.

Hear What Exhibitors Have Said About Their Experiences

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

Book Now!The list of confirmed exhibitors for 2015 will be announced shortly.

EVENT SUPPORTED BY:

Supercontrol HomeAway

Conference management by Crescent Events.
Conference and exhibition videos by GloCast.
Working with leading industry partners