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Why should you be coming to the ASSC 2018 Conference?

Some words from delegates, speakers and exhibitors who attended the ASSC Conference:


“I am ever astonished at the expansion, diversification and sheer expertise of the ASSC conferences,  and worth every penny.  Exceeded expectations.  Well done again!”.  Ann Lindsay, Dunkeld Holidays

“I want to commend you for putting together the conference in the Hilton Hotel this year.  It is clear you and your team put in an exceptional power of work to make things work so well. To this end I wish to propose a massive big thank you to each and every one of you”. Brian K. Wright, FBD Consultancy (Scotland) Ltd

“Great conference and excellent turn-out”. Patrick O’Shaunessey, VisitScotland

“Great event and a great opportunity to network and listen to really interesting people saying very interesting things”.  Mathew Bettoli, Cottages and Castles

“I found it a hugely informative day, very well organised and educational and can highly recommend to anyone in the self catering industry”.  Katie Stewart, Neuk Hoose

“I come away each time from the ASSC Conference inspired and motivated by the speakers. The Trade stands are also very helpful”.  Elaine Davidson, Highland Heather Lodges

“ASSC Conference – a must for any self respecting self caterer”.  Jan Kerr, Homelands

“I learn something new each year and come away enthused and ready to introduce new ideas and improve the way we operate”.  Linda Battison, Cologin Country Chalets and Lodges

“Came away feeling connected, cosseted, and well catered for.  Today’s Conference certainly delivered on Connectivity and Collaboration”.  Geraldine Hamilton, Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages

“It’s a great opportunity to meet other self caterers as often we work in isolation.  It helps to find out about up and coming legislation or changes that might impact on our business”.  Christine Ward, Border Holiday Homes

“I thoroughly enjoyed the day – the speakers were informative and enthusiastic and covered a wide range of topics.  The presentation was clear both in sound and vision, and the venue was excellent in terms of facilities and catering.  The trade exhibition was tremendous this year with some new and interesting companies – I do hope this side continues to grow as it is often the only time some of us have the opportunity to see something new!  It made for a very long day with the travelling – perhaps it might have been better to consider staying overnight!”.   Jan Wolfe, Ardmaddy Castle Holiday Cottages

“To meet up in a comfortable space with like minded folk discussing the Scottish Tourism industry is always interesting and invaluable for a small business to stop the insular feeling we can all suffer from”.  Sheila Robinson, Gael Property Care

“Congratulations ASSC for running a most engaging self-catering event, which brought together brilliant speakers, relevant trade suppliers, trade partners and those at the heart of policy making. It was so worthwhile to travel from Ireland, as the last 24 hours was packed full of networking, learning and idea generation. Thank you to David Smythe, Fiona Campbell and the everybody involved in the ASSC for a fantastic welcome”.  Dorren Quinn & Liz Keane, Irish Self Catering Federation

“This was my third ASSC conference and I have to say the event gets better each year.  All speakers were both engaging and informative.  A well balanced array of stands added to the enjoyment.  I will return for more next year.  Thank you”.
Joanne Nicholson, Highland Club Direct

“A good time of year to reflect on the self-catering industry.  Good, well presented information and excellent helpful advice from industry providers in a relaxed atmosphere”.  Kate Ferguson, Ardmiddle Mains Cottages

“The ASSC Conference is without doubt the Conference not to be missed.  It is a packed day in a great location with lots of information to take away and think about”.  Carol Houghton, Airhouses

“Excellent event at the Hilton Glasgow. Great speakers and terrific networking.  ASSC are the envy of self catering operators from around the world.  The ASSC make us a real trade and give the profession real credibility”.  Topher Nairn, Lochend Chalets

“As always the Conference was hugely informative and and a great way to keep abreast of legislation and industry changes”.  Suzanne Cottam, Loch Lomond Waterfront

“Informative and interesting topics.  Learnt a lot and met some interesting members of the industry.  Gained information which I will follow up to the benefit of my business”.  Elsa Spalding, Steading 5 Balvatin Cottages

“Excellent opportunity for networking, hearing up to date information on legislation, social media and many more topical subjects also excellent trade stands”.  Elizabeth Mackintosh, Achmony Holidays

“An excellent conference with lots to digest and learn from.  It’s a ‘must attend’ for all self-caterers”.  Mark Seymour, Thorntree Barn

“What a brilliant event. Insightful, relaxing and relevant. Just what a trade conference in this industry should be”.  Dial An Exchange

“I find the conference really helpful as a way of keeping abreast of trends and opportunities in the business”.  Ken Chew, Morenish Mews

“A useful event with a good range of exhibitors and a broad array of informed speakers”.  Ian Greig, Newhill Farm Lodgings

“I found the day informative and very professional.  Much to think about and act upon!”  Jane Evans, Ayrshire Country Holiday

“Excellent conference with very topical agenda”.  Grace Irvine, The Studio Cottage


“Thanks for your invite to speak at yesterday’s conference. I really enjoyed the experience and the welcome from you and Joyce was great.” Steve Torbet, Davidson Asset Management

“Thank you for the invitation to speak at your conference – I really enjoyed the day and met some wonderful people”. Stephen Whitelaw, Digital Marketing Consultant

“Well done to you and the team for putting on another great conference, the best to date.” Les Robinson, Gael Holiday Homes

“Many thanks for giving me/us the opportunity in getting the exposure up on the stage for the Q&A session and in the conference pack documents, much appreciated.” Les Robinson, Gael Holiday Homes


“A really excellent conference yet again. Well done to everyone, a huge amount of work.” Robert Kennedy, SuperControl

“Thank you for all your hard work to make yesterday’s conference such a success. There was a really good “buzz” around the venue.  To me the networking element is always the most important part and the venue works really well for that. I know how much time and effort it takes to make something run smoothly.  Thank you again”. Robert Kennedy, SuperControl

“Very interesting and good enquiries”. Derek Laing, Mattison Contract Beds

“Very well organised event, thank you”.  Nicky McDiarmid & Conor Cronin, Spirit of Wood

“Well organised and proactive in promotion prior to the event.  Much better value than an ad in a magazine”.  Stephanie McIntosh, Fou Furnishings

“EXCELLENT!” Mark Livingston, Direct Energy & Utilities

“Very good attendance.  Interactive. Very good social media”.  Sarah Bruce-Jones, Caledonia Play

“Very well organised and informed, thank you”. Val Juhasz, Aquapol

“Very well run, good number of guests and everyone very well looked after!” Leona Clark, Scottish Field

“I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I do think it’s fantastically organised and a real credit to the association.” Graham McLennan, Scottish Tourism Alliance


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