The STA Autumn Conference and AGM 2018


Join us for the annual Scottish Tourism Alliance Autumn AGM and Conference at the EICC in Edinburgh.

In keeping with last year’s sell out programme, throughout the day we’ll be sharing everything that any tourism business needs to know to help you navigate your way through the challenging times ahead. 

With the latest insights from UK tourism chiefs, leading businesses experts as well as the First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. This is the do not miss tourism industry event this autumn. 


9.45am - 11.00am |    STA AGM & Conference Registration networking Tea & Coffee

10.15am –10.45am  | STA AGM ( Members only) - Stephen Leckie, Chair, STA &  Marc Crothall, CEO, STA

11.00am - 3.30pm  |  STA Conference


Confirmed speakers


Nicola Sturgeon
First Minister of Scotland
Kate Nicholls
CEO, UKHospitality
James Withers James Withers
Chief Executive, Scotland Food & Drink


Marc Crothall
CEO, The Scottish Tourism Alliance
caroline Caroline Bremner
Head of Travel Research, Euromonitor International
RiSwan Dr Richard Swannell
Will Whitehorn
Former President, Virgin Galactic

Please note: Agenda and speakers are subject to change



Terms and Conditions:

Please click here to read the STA booking policy.

Networking and Marketing Opportunities 

The STA Autumn Conference provides exhibitors with a great opportunity to raise their profile and meet and connect with prospective customers.  There are a number of opportunities to meet people and do business pre-event and throughout the day. 

Delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and mingle before conference begins during our registration window from 9.45am - 11.00am. 

Our networking lunch takes place between 12.40 - 1.40pm where you can visit the exhibition and catch up with friends, industry colleagues and meet and make new contacts.

We have sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available for businesses.  Businesses who wish to sponsor our arrival coffee and networking session or have presence at this year’s exhibition should contact Mhairi Smith on 01786 459235 or email

Exhibitor Prices

Member £200 + VAT  |  Non-member £300 + VAT


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