EventScotland aims to deliver seminars which we feel will benefit and be of interest to the industry. We aim to promote knowledge sharing and best practice through our seminar programme.
Safety and Security at Events Seminar
3rd November 2016, Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Please note: this seminar is already fully booked but you can sign up to the waiting list here. We will notify you if any places become available.
Everyone knows that safety at events is of paramount importance. But how do you deliver safe events and minimise the risk for your attendees?
This FREE-to-attend seminar is brought to you by the VisitScotland Events Directorate in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University.
It will aim to share best practice in delivering a safe event. Professor Chris Kemp, Mind Over Matter Consultancy and Visiting Professor at Napier University, will give an insight into some of the latest thinking in counter terrorism planning for events and crowd movement dynamics. Delegates will also hear about the most effective ways of improving safety at events when engaging with Safety Advisory Groups.
An immersive scenario will provide delegates with a strong insight into event security and practical learnings to take away to events and festivals. This includes an innovative session jointly developed by Professor Chris Kemp and the Police Scotland Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit. The seminar provides the opportunity for event organisers, partners, suppliers and practitioners to find out more about this important area.
Professor Chris Kemp, Visiting Professor at Napier University
Professor Kemp is known throughout the world for his work on the management of crowds and his ceaseless endeavour to make events safer. His articles are widely publicised in the major music magazines and national press in a range of countries and he is at the forefront or work in the development of a safer concert environment. As a key member of Yourope Event Safety Group (YES), Chris has been asked to speak on many occasions across the globe on aspects of crowd safety. He has addressed the House of Commons Select Committee for Olympic Security on the merits of training for the 2012 Olympic Games as well as the Royal Society of Medicine. Chris was employed by the HSE as their crowd expert for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Previous seminars that EventScotland has delivered are as follows:
Event Fundraising - Cultivating Income Sources
15th September 2016, The Royal Military Tattoo Offices, Edinburgh
The seminar is available to view on the EventScotland YouTube channel here.
Fundraising is a perennial challenge that every event and festival can relate to. Securing the bottom line is essential whether it's in making an event more sustainable or helping a festival to grow.
This seminar, delivered by the VisitScotland Events Directorate in partnership with Edinburgh's Festivals, gave an insight into practical steps you can take to develop your event fundraising and provided advice on some of the key elements funding bodies look for in applications.
The seminar was designed to provide useful information to anyone involved in the organisation and/or promotion of events in Scotland. It followed the highly successful Event Marketing Innovation Seminar and the National Events Conference 2015 - Scotland the Perfect Stage at the EICC. The seminar programme aligned closely with the recently refreshed National Events Strategy, with a focus on events industry development.
Event Marketing Innovation - Trends and Opportunities
2nd June 2016, Edinburgh Napier University
The full seminar is available to view on our EventScotland YouTube Channel here.
Presentation slides for this seminar are also available:
- Dr Louise Todd, Edinburgh Napier University: Events and festivals marketing: the theory
- Mark Irwin, VisitScotland: Sharing the Spirit of Scotland
- Kirstie MacDonald, Disruptive Insight: Big Data, The Future Advantage
Delegates were given the opportunity to hear about recent marketing innovations found within the events industry today and explore the current event marketing concepts from a selection of speakers, including representatives from Edinburgh's Festivals, Edinburgh Napier University and wider industry.
This seminar was delivered by VisitScotland Events Directorate in partnership with Edinburgh’s Festivals and Edinburgh Napier University, looking into how event marketeers are responding to current trends and opportunities to maximise event attendance. It also provided an in-depth insight into developing event marketing and promotion in order to respond to industry trends and opportunities.
National Events Conference
3rd December 2015 EICC, Edinburgh
Delegates from across the Scottish Events & Festivals industry enjoyed a highly successful National Events Conference 2015, Scotland the Perfect Stage on Thursday 3 December.
Hosted by renowned Scottish broadcaster, Rhona McLeod, the sold-out conference centred on the recently refreshed Scotland the Perfect Stage strategy, with key industry figures discussing the future of Scotland’s events industry. The conference was an opportunity for Scotland's event organisers, suppliers, volunteers and supporting organisations to explore the strategy, and forum to consider how to maximise the opportunities for your business or organisation.
Within the conference programme in-depth sessions were developed to reflect the strategy strands of Developing Events, Developing Scotland and Developing the Industry in the refreshed Scotland The Perfect Stage Strategy.
- Developing Events - Putting on an Outstanding Smaller Event
- Developing Scotland - Delivering Safer Events
- Developing the Industry - The Opportunity: Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design
Volunteers and Events
8 October 2014 - Hampden Park, Glasgow
This seminar explored the opportunities available to the events industry as a result of the Glasgow 2014 Volunteer Data Transfer. Volunteer Scotland is now the holder of this invaluable database of experienced volunteers.
Policing For Events
15 May 2014 – Perth Police Station
In association with Police Scotland, the seminar provided an introduction into charges at events and group sessions covering the scoring tool, the assessment matrix. For the latest update on EventScotland’s engagement with Police Scotland click here.
20 November 2014 – Edinburgh Carbon Centre for Innovation
This seminar examined environmental sustainability for events. To view Resource Efficient Scotland's presentation click here. For Gareth Talbot, Glasgow 2014's Environment and Sustainability Manager click here.
Events In A Digital World
11 September 2013 – Summerhall, Edinburgh
Steve Whitelaw has delivered workshops to some of the largest corporations in the world including Google and Microsoft. This seminar looked at future trends and digital strategy planning and activation.
11 April 2013 – Edinburgh Napier University
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