Marie Christie

Head of Development - Events Industry, VisitScotland

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Marie currently heads up the Development department within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, leading teams with responsibility for Events Industry Development, Events and Exhibitions Operations and major national initiatives such as Themed Years.  Recent projects include leading the refresh of the national events strategy. 

Prior to her current post, Marie was EventScotland’s International Cultural Events Director with responsibility for supporting Scotland’s major cultural events and for securing new ‘one-off’ events such as MTV Europe Music Awards and the Turner Prize.  

Before joining the organisation, Marie was General Manager and Producer with UZ Events, creating and delivering many large scale outdoor events across Scotland. With a passion for all things creative and collaborative, Marie is also co-chair of Scotland’s largest creative network, Creative Edinburgh and a member of various steering groups supporting the events and festivals sector.


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