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08:45 – 09:30                    Arrivals and Registration

09:30 – 09:45                    Welcome

                                             Professor Steve Olivier Provost, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Principal

                                             Duncan McConchie, Director, Laggan Activity Centre

                                             Bettina Sizeland, Deputy Director for Tourism and Major Events,

                                             The Scottish Government

09:45 – 10:30                    Creating a global, sustainable and authentic adventure travel offering

                                             Bruce Poon Tip, Founder, & Brian Young, Managing Director, G Adventures


10:30 – 10:55                    Sustainability considerations for Adventure Tourism Activities

                                             Ben Morison The Founder, The Flip Flopi Expedition

10:55 – 11:20                    Coffee Break and Networking

11:20 – 11:50                    Practical Workshop: Implementing new ideas and innovation to your Adventure Tourism Business



11: 50 – 12:20                   Accident Investigations (An Inspector Calls)

                                             Frances Kelly - HSE Inspector for Adventure Activities

12:20 – 12:50                   You never sit in the shade of the tree you plant...

                                              Ben Mardall, Manager, The Helix, home of the Kelpies, Falkirk Community Trust

                                              Chairman, Wild Scotland


12.50 - 13:45                     Lunch and Networking  


13:45 – 14:00                    Adventure Tourism Digital Marketing Initiative


                                               Steve Taylor, ATRA

14:00 – 14:30                    The Perception of Risk During Participation in Adventure Type Activities

                                                Professor Simeon Davies, University of the Western Cape, South Africa


14:30 – 15:30                    Practical Skills Workshops

                                             Workshop 1 – The Gallery

                                             Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Adventure Activities

                                                  John Crosbie

                                                 Associate Lecturer at University of Derby and Chair, Institute for Outdoor Learning

                                               Workshop 2 – The Ceremony Wing

                                               Developing Your Adventure Tourism Business

                                                Emily Moore, Head of Strategic Partnerships, VisitBritain

                                                Denise Hill, Head of Engagement, VisitScotland

                                                Amy Sutherland, Assistant Trade Marketing Executive, VisitScotland

                                              Workshop 3 –  The Green Barn   

                                              Marketing Your Adventure Tourism Business

                                                  Stevie Christie  – Wilderness Scotland


15:30 – 16:15                    Looking to the Future - UK and Scotland Strategy for Adventure Tourism Sector

                                             Emily Moore, Head of Strategic Partnerships, VisitBritain

                                             James Stuart, Convener, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority

16:15                                   Conference Close


18:30                                   Welcome Get Together and BBQ Sponsored by VisitScotland

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IAC 2019 Hosts:

Laggan Outdoor

Gatehouse of Fleet

Castle Douglas