Speakers announced for Argyll and the Isles Tourism Co-operative summit

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The Argyll and the Isles Tourism Co-operative summit will be held in Helensburgh’s Tower Digital Arts Centre on Tuesday, March 15.

The theme of the summit is - Argyll and The Isles Tourism: Connected – and the programme will explore ‘collaboration and the day tripper economy’.

Included in the line up of speakers and presenters are:

Nick Ferguson, Chair of Sky and Chair of the Argyll and Bute Economic Forum (by video link);

Ali Findlay of the Lane Agency launching AITC’s CollaborAIT Digital Marketing Strategy with hot tips on how everyone can get involved;

Angus Farquhar of NVA on Hinterland and St Peter’s Seminary: Kilmahew which opens to the public later in the week launching the Festival of Architecture 2016;

Joost Van Der Made, Abellio’s Group Director Strategic Marketing and Innovation and Cathy Craig, Scotrail’s Commercial Director on their innovative ‘Inspiring Journeys’ pilot initiative on the celebrated West Highland Line;

Tom Rice of the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau on joint working with AITC and ‘City:Coast Connections’;

Chris McCoy MBE from Visitscotland on Inclusive Tourism and tips on producing your own accessibility statement;

and Graeme MacFarlane of CalMac on extending our reach to markets sitting on our doorstep; Marc Crothall, CEO of Scottish Tourism Alliance on Connecting2020.

The event will be opened by AITC Director for Helensburgh and the Clyde Sea Lochs and Chair of The Tower Trust, Brian Keating, and the event will be hosted by Calum Ross.