Hall 4, SEC

Wednesday 15th March: 09.00 - 18.30

Thursday 16th March: 09.30 - 16.30


Scottish Tourism Week

Running from the 15th - 23rd March 2017. Read all about Scottish Toursim Week

The Signature Events - 6 events, 9 days,1 unique blend

ScotHot will once again be the jewel in the crown of Scottish Tourism Week's 'The Signature Events', when the whole industry will descend upon Glasgow for a week of six must-attend events.


The STA Signature Conference and Scottish Tourism Week Dinner with a Difference, 15th &16th March, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow
The Annual Scottish Tourism Week National Conference is organised by the Scottish Tourism Alliance. Over 500 decision makers from hotels, restaurants, visitor attractions, tour operators, transport operators, banks, local authorities and key public agencies attended the conference in 2016 to network and discover the latest in the world of tourism from influential speakers.


ScotHot - 15th-16th March, SEC
Launched in 1973, ScotHot is Scotland’s largest food, drink, hospitality and tourism trade event. It brings together key buyers and decision makers from top hospitality and catering establishments, with a wide variety of suppliers from all areas of the hospitality, tourism and catering industries. Running every 2 years, it is a fantastic opportunity to see the latest products from over 200 suppliers, be inspired by live culinary cooking demonstrations, stay on top of industry developments and network with your industry.


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Scotland Food & Drink is the leadership organisation working to grow the value of the industry to £16.5bn by 2017 and build Scotland's reputation as a Land of Food and Drink. Established in 2007, the not-for-profit organisation was created to guide food and drink companies of all sizes towards increased profitability. More than three hundred businesses are members of Scotland Food & Drink, ranging from artisan producers to global brands and support services.

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Scottish Culinary Championships - 15th-16th March, SEC
The Scottish Culinary Championships takes place at ScotHot and comprises of a number of exciting competitions for those already working in the industry and for the culinary stars of the future.

There will be live cook offs for visitors to witness first-hand the skills and passion of competing chefs who will be creating culinary masterpieces for visitors and the grand final of the prestigious Scottish Chef of the Year will take place where the best chefs will wow judges using quality Scottish ingredients to create a dish made entirely from a mystery basket of produce.

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Scottish Thistle Awards - 16th March
Since its creation in 1992, the Scottish Thistle Awards has been led and delivered by VisitScotland. However, extensive industry research has shown that Scotland’s tourism product has become more diverse and wide ranging. In order to ensure all aspects are appropriately represented, the awards are now being led by a leadership panel comprising of several organisations including VisitScotland, the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland, Scottish Tourism Alliance, Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards and the Scottish Licensed Trade Association.

The Awards will continue to recognise and celebrate excellence within the industry but the panel will ensure that each of their organisations supports and develops the awards, ensuring greater breadth of support and sponsorship from across the industry. This exciting change means for the first time members of the industry will now play a key role in recognising and honouring the success of individuals and businesses. Nominations can be made across 13 categories, selected in relation to the Tourism Scotland 2020 strategy, creating growth and unity within the industry. VisitScotland will continue to deliver the awards, as per the strategic direction established by the Industry Panel.


The Scottish Licensed Trade Association’s 136th Annual General Meeting and Lunch
The Scottish Licensed Trade Association’s 136th Annual General Meeting and Lunch will bring together representatives from all sectors of Scotland’s Licensed Trade to discuss a range of issues which affect licensees and their businesses, including minimum pricing; commercial rates; training; licensing legislation.  

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