2019 National Events Conference

The flagship industry conference for the Events & Festivals sector in Scotland


Monday 9 September

The Gleneagles Hotel


Embracing Innovation, Delivering Change

The National Events Conference is for all those working to create, deliver and support Scotland’s cultural and sporting events. The Conference is organised and delivered on behalf of Scotland’s Events & Festivals sector by VisitScotland's Events Directorate, which includes EventScotland and Events Industry Development.


Scotland’s 6th National Events Conference will take place at the world renowned Gleneagles Hotel, alongside one of the world’s greatest women’s sporting events. Under the title Embracing Innovation, Delivering Change the 2019 Conference will consider innovation, change, future opportunities and challenges across the sector. The day will comprise of inspiring keynote presentations and practical breakout sessions. It will provide delegates with a first-class opportunity to hear from industry experts and share experiences, plus plenty time to meet industry colleagues and enjoy the fabulous surroundings of Gleneagles resort.

Delegate Places

Early Bird Delegate

All 50 Early Bird Delegate places have now sold out.

Full Delegate

Full Delegate rate will apply once Early Bird places have sold out.

Student Delegate

Student Delegate rate is limited and applies to full-time students who can present a valid matriculation card on the day of the conference.

As in previous years, we anticipate the Conference will sell out so don’t miss this chance to secure your delegate place now.


Also hosted at the Gleneagles Hotel that week is the 2019 Solheim Cup (12 – 15 September) - the pinnacle of women’s golf. The Solheim Cup will see the best golfers from Europe and the USA go head-to-head over four days of competition, attracting tens of thousands of spectators and reaching a global broadcast audience in the millions.  Should they choose, conference delegates will have the unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at one of this year’s biggest sporting events.


It’s an essential conference for those working in Scotland’s Events & Festivals sector and an important part of working in partnership to deliver the National Events Strategy: Scotland the Perfect Stage.

Latest News

Host City 2019 Delegate Discounts

Host City 2019 Delegate Discounts


On behalf of the organisers of Host City 2019, we are pleased to offer delegates registered to attend the National Events Conference with a 50% or more discount...

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An extra special conference experience

An extra special conference experience


Delegates wishing to make their conference experience extra special are able to book a room at the fabulous Gleneagles Hotel...

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Bruce Dewar Keynote Speaker

Bruce Dewar Keynote Speaker


Bruce is CEO & President of Vancouver based LIFT Philanthropy Partners and Legacy Advisor to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)...

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