365 Events commits to becoming a Platinum Partner of the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA)

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The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA), the largest member organisation for tourism businesses in Scotland and the leading representative body for its tourism industry, is delighted to confirm a comprehensive partnership with 365 Events, new owners of ScotHot, a premier showcase for food drink, hospitality and tourism.  

Co-owned by event specialists Toby Wand and Billie Moore, formerly of London-based Montgomery Group, 365 Events have come onboard as a Platinum Patron partner of the STA, reinforcing their commitment to building a bright future for Scotland’s tourism and hospitality sector. The organisation will also step up their support as one of the official sponsors of Scotland’s National Tourism Industry Conference, jointly hosted by the STA, The Association of Visitor Attractions (ASVA) and the Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) on the 9th and 10th November.  

The relationship is further strengthened with news that the STA, as in previous years, will also be an official partner of ScotHot 2023 which taking place on the 8th and 9th March at SEC Glasgow. In its 50th year, the show will run alongside In Drinks and feature suppliers from across Scotland and the UK, as well as showcasing the culinary expertise of our talented chefs as they compete in the national championships.

Within the ScotHot expo area the STA will curate, co-ordinate and deliver a speaker programme featuring a variety of hot topic industry discussions on the STA Spotlight Stage. Alongside the ScotHot expo, and as part of the Scottish Tourism Month 2023 programme, the STA will also deliver an Industry Leadership Seminar and, together with colleagues at Scotland Food and Drink, a mini–Food Tourism conference. This will be in addition to a big gig celebration party for all working in the industry on the evening of the 8th   of March in Glasgow - more details to follow in November. 

Marc Crothall MBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, said:  

“All at the STA are delighted to have the support of 365 Events and we look forward to further strengthening our strong partnership with Toby, Billie and the ScotHot team. We look forward to what will I am sure be another very busy ScotHot 2023 and a brighter year ahead for all involved in the tourism and hospitality industry. “

Toby Wand, MD of 365 Events, said: 

“We are absolutely thrilled to be a strategic partner of the STA and to be working so closely with them in November’s Scottish Tourism Industry Conference and with the ScotHot event in March 2023. As the event hasn’t been held for 4 years the desire and need to meet, learn, network and refocus for the future has never been more palpable. We look forward to working with Marc’s team on making the event a tremendous boost for the hospitality and tourism industry.’’