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ASSC Conference Programme 2017


From 9pm:


Conference Drinks Reception 

An opportunity to network with friends, colleagues and industry representatives

Location: The Bothy, 33 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5EN



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Conference Programme 2017


Our Host will be Willie Cameron, Director of Visit Loch Ness; Director of Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards and Founding Director of The Cobbs Group

9.30am – 11am

Registration, Refreshments & Exhibition Viewing 

  Supported by Perth & Kinross Council
10am – 10.50am

Annual General Meeting 

  For ASSC members only
11am – 11.30am

Opening of Conference 


Welcome Address

David Smythe, Chairman, ASSC


Welcome from Provost of Perth & Kinross

Provost Dennis Melloy


Welcome Address

Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for International Development and Europe (representing Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs), The Scottish Parliament


Session Round-Up with Q&A – Willie Cameron 

11.30am – 12.00pm 

Session Title – To be advised

  Speaker / topic to follow


Session Round-Up with Q&A – Willie Cameron

12noon – 12.30pm

Session Title – To be advised

Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive, VisitScotland


Session Round-Up with Q&A – Willie Cameron

12.30pm –  1.45pm

Lunch & Exhibition Viewing

1.45pm  – 2.45pm

Industry Updates – What You Need To Know……


Financing Your Self Catering Business  – Working With Your Lender to Achieve Your Objectives

Grant Seaton, Senior Business Lending Manager, Cumberland Business, Cumberland Building Society


Inheritance Tax and Business Property Relief – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Future

Brian Wright,  FBD Consultancy (Scotland) Ltd – Business Growth Specialists & Chartered Accountants


Cyber Resilience / Security

Keith McDevitt, Cyber Resilience Integrator, Defence, Security and Cyber Resilience Division, Safer Communities Directorate, Scottish Government


Session Round-Up with Q&A – Willie Cameron and Panel Members

David Smythe, Chairman, ASSC

Panel member to be advised

Panel member to be advised

2.45pm – 3.15pm

Refreshment Break & Exhibition Viewing

3.15pm – 4pm

Economic Impact

Session Title – To be advised

Henry Bankes, Head of Legal Affairs, Wyndham Destination Network EMEAI

Session Title – To be advised

Speaker to be advised


Session Round-Up with Q& – Willie Cameron

4pm – 4.45pm

The 7 Step Formula to Propel Your Profits – To Get You Earning More From Your Holiday Home

  Karen Spencer, Founder of The Business Of Holiday Rental


Session Round-Up with Q&A – Willie Cameron


Closing Remarks

Fiona Campbell, Chief Executive, ASSC





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