Wet Weather Seminar to be held at Edinburgh Napier University

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The first EventScotland seminar of 2013 will focus on a very topical question, how do we cope with adverse weather when trying to plan events? And is there anything we can do to protect ourselves from the potentially damaging effects of poor weather?

The seminar, which will take place at Edinburgh Napier University on Thursday 11 April, will feature speakers including Pete Irvine, Managing Director of Unique Events, Scotland's leading independent events and festivals creation company who have produced Edinburgh's Hogmanay since its inception in 1993 and who also produced 2012's Big Concert, the official opening event of the London 2012 Festival which took place during one of the rainiest periods of last summer.

We will also hear from Greg McVeigh, Project and Event Manager at Loudsound, who works with the organisers of Rockness and the dance music fesitval Creamfields and from VisitScotland's Insights team, who will discuss some recent research which demonstrates the impact poor weather can have on tourism.

The event will be hosted and chaired by Dr Jane Ali-Knight, Director of the Edinburgh Institute: Festivals, Events and Tourism at Edinburgh Napier University.

Registration will begin at 10am. The speakers will be followed by a panel session, sandwich lunch and networking opportunities, before the seminar comes to a close at 1.30pm. Places are limited to two delegates per organisation (lunch is included). To book your place go here.

Don't forget to tweet about this event using #PlanForWeather

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