Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The great chieftain o the puddin’ race will be used to tempt North of England corporate event planners to bring their business to Scotland at a special Burns Supper held by VisitScotland today (Tuesday, 24 January).
Hosted by VisitScotland Business Events, the traditional Burns Supper at The Midland Hotel in Manchester will give 30 buyers a taste of haggis – and Scotland – and provide a networking opportunity for the national tourism organisation and 10 of Scotland’s finest venues and service providers.
The UK market represents 75% of all inbound business events to Scotland.
The Burns Supper is the first to be held by the national tourism body’s Business Events team in Manchester in five years and comes as Scotland delves into its past in the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.
High profile intermediaries and corporate event planners will enjoy an evening of Scottish hospitality to celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s Bard, Robert Burns, including the address to the haggis and Selkirk grace – and even the opportunity to try out the bagpipes – while learning about the fantastic opportunities Scotland offers to the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) sector.
The 10 Scottish partners joining VisitScotland are:
The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in 2017 will celebrate Scotland’s tangible and intangible heritage – everything from our buildings and archaeological sites to our diverse stories, traditions and culture.
Theresa Ring, Market Manager – The Midlands & North England at VisitScotland Business Events, said:
“We’re delighted to return to Manchester to host our Burns Supper networking event at The Midland Hotel. As Scotland marks the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology it is fitting that we celebrate one of our cultural icons, Robert Burns, as we encourage buyers to choose Scotland for their business events.
“Networking events such as these are important tools in highlighting the range of high quality venues Scotland has to offer.”