VisitAberdeenshire / Damian Shields

Top Tips - How to make the most of VisitScotland Connect 2024 

  • Bring your own water bottle - as with all travel trade events, we know there will be a lot of talking. Water coolers are available along the perimeters of the workshop area. Tea and coffee will be supplied at break times only in the networking area.  

  • Prepare thoroughly and dress accordingly for your business meetings. 

  •  Be prepared and put time aside as soon as the Meeting Diary becomes available to ensure you are maximising the opportunity this event offers, and you head into the event with plenty of pre-arranged appointments. 
  • As the event approaches, set time aside to regularly manage your diary. 
  • You will receive an email notification if a Supplier requests a meeting with you, please ensure that you accept or decline meetings promptly. There will be opportunity to meet more Suppliers at breaks and lunch, however, arranged meetings are vital for a successful event.  
  • Let our Market Managers help you with suggestions for Supplier meetings, especially if you are new to Scotland product development or if you are looking to add something new to your existing programmes. 

  • Please remember to mute your mobile phone during meetings.  

  • Use the first couple of minutes of the meeting to introduce yourself, your business, and your clientele, and then allow 3-4 minutes at the end of the 12-minute meeting to summarise the discussion and next steps.  

  • Do not underestimate the opportunity of “touching base” conversations – relationship building is the core of future collaboration.