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Why Dundee City and Region?

We have some of the best research centres in the world and innovative companies leading across a number of sectors in the region and face to face meetings play a necessary and vital role in sparking innovation and collaboration creating a reason for local and world leading experts to get together to innovate and solve shared challenges.

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There is a strong support structure in place for individuals and organisations considering bidding for, and hosting, national or international meetings through the experience of the Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau and a network of professional industry partners.  The Bureau work closely with the region’s leading academic institutions to include University of Dundee, Abertay University, The James Hutton Institute, NHS Tayside, Perth College UHI and University of St Andrews to attract progressive events which showcase pioneering, creative and innovative thinking, and our dynamic environment through our Pathfinder Partnership Programme and to support any events looking to host their meeting in the region. 

The Pathfinders Partnership Programme recognises the importance in hosting conferences and meetings to raise the profile of the work of our leading institutes across the region to advance research and support and widen the opportunity for vital collaboration that could lead to securing future funding and investment to continue research and educational development.  We work in partnership with University of Dundee, Abertay University, University of St Andrews, The James Hutton InstituteNHS Tayside, Perth College UHI and partners across the region to support and encourage the use of conferences and meetings as a platform to advance areas of research and/or disciplines and deliver global knowledge exchange which benefits individuals, institutions, organisations, and communities here and around the world.

We have some of the best research centres in the world and innovative companies leading across a number of sectors in the region and face to face meetings play a necessary and vital role in sparking innovation and collaboration creating a reason for local and world leading experts to get together to innovate and solve shared challenges. 

The Pathfinders Programme supports and develops the ‘WHY HOST’, employing the Pathfinder stakeholder’s knowledge of research strengths and aligning with business community, working closely with their communications teams as active contributors to the bid process and an overall showcase of the innovation, research, and business acumen across the region.  Support from the Pathfinder stakeholders will strengthen efforts to bid for and secure national and international conferences or initiate new dialogues and signature ‘Home Grown’ global events to discuss advancements of a future generation and future discoveries.  The programme will also focus on the importance of incorporating legacy initiatives into future events and the opportunity to evaluate and advocate the 'beyond tourism' value of meetings.

Professional Association meetings are placing the importance of WHY they should meet and HOW a destination can help them reach their objectives and connect with the research and business excellence in the host destination at the very top their list when selecting their host decision.  This has become even more important since the pandemic, to justify the travel, potential health risks, cost and time along with the climate footprint of meeting in person.  Destinations need to think beyond the economic turnover derived from head on beds and proactively link the conference or congress objectives with the intellectual capital and business acumen of the city, region, and country in which it is held.  This underlines the need and purpose of the Pathfinders Programme and the collaboration derived from the partnership.

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Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau work in partnership with VisitScotland Business Events to promote Scotland
Many journeys begin in Scotland, inspired by our pioneering spirit, our commitment to equality and our constant strive for better. We believe that business events are crucial in driving social transformation. No matter what challenges we face, if we face them together, we can create a better tomorrow.

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