ScotHot speaker schedule in the spotlight

ScotHot, Scotland’s leading hospitality trade event, has announced the full speaker programme for the Scottish Tourism Alliance Spotlight Stage.

Taking place on the 13th and 14th March 2019 at Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in collaboration with Scottish Tourism Month, ScotHot is the Scottish hospitality and catering sector’s largest and most comprehensive trade event.

The Spotlight Stage, in partnership with Scottish Tourism Alliance, features a packed programme of expert speakers from some of Scotland’s leading hospitality and tourism businesses, who will share their experiences and insights on some of today’s hot topics. Key themes within this year’s programme include staff retention and training, social media, brand relationships, waste management, and mental health.

CJW1 506Highlights include ‘Teamwork Makes The Dream Work’, a gameshow-style panel presented by Scottish Tourism Alliance CEO Marc Crothall, where three couples working in hospitality will share the secrets of their success; and ‘Talking About It: Mental Health in Hospitality’, a panel discussion with leading industry figures, chaired by broadcaster and journalist Stephen Jardine.

Each session at the Scottish Tourism Alliance Spotlight Stage seats up to 70 delegates. Spaces will be available to book on the ScotHot website in advance of the show.

ScotHot is attended by more than 7,000 key decision makers from the Scottish food, drink, hospitality and tourism industries. Over the course of two days, ScotHot 2019 features more than 200 curated exhibitions from hospitality operators and suppliers, educational talks from key industry figures, and demonstrations from some of the country’s leading chefs, culminating in the hotly anticipated Scottish Culinary Championships.

Marc Crothall, CEO at the Scottish Tourism Alliance, said:

“The Scottish Tourism Alliance is delighted to be partnering ScotHot for the third year to deliver what is considered the highlight of the Scottish Tourism Month 2019 Signature Programme.

“The Scottish Tourism Alliance Spotlight Stage within ScotHot has been carefully curated to complement the Scottish Tourism Alliance Signature Sessions, which will take place in the SEC on the 14th March. Through our partnership with ScotHot we are able to offer a unique and valuable event, delivering ‘do not miss’ insights and inspiration for tourism business owners, industry leaders, senior and middle management, suppliers to industry and anyone aspiring to succeed and carve out a successful career in hospitality and tourism.

“The 2019 programme has evolved and changed in style and format over the years, and now offers delegates visiting the show or attending the Scottish Tourism Alliance conference and workshop sessions even more flexibility to build their own two-day itinerary that benefits them, their business and sector, making their visit to Glasgow and the SEC 100% worthwhile.”

Ross Carter, Event Director for ScotHot, said:

“The Spotlight Stage embodies the real spirit of ScotHot – educational, informative, immersive and entertaining. We’re delighted to roll out the Spotlight Stage Programme in collaboration with the Scottish Tourism Alliance, and we’re really looking forward to hearing from our programme of industry leaders.”

To view the full Scottish Tourism Alliance Spotlight Stage programme, please visit

For the latest show news, exhibitor information, and to register to attend ScotHot 2019, please visit

For more information about Scottish Tourism Month, please visit

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