D&G Tourism Conference: Meet the Producer Opportunity

Event Date: 
Tuesday 28th April, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Event Organisers: 
Dumfries and Galloway Council and VisitScotland

Meet the Producer Opportunities at Dumfries & Galloway Tourism Conference, 10am – 2pm, 28th April 2015 in Dumfries

Dumfries & Galloway based food and drink producers with an interest in supplying products to the foodservice and tourism sectors in the region are invited to apply for a 4ft table / stand space at the 2015 Regional Tourism Conference on 28th April in Dumfries, organised by Dumfries and Galloway Council and VisitScotland.

This well established annual event attracts in excess of 150 delegates, a large proportion of which are owners and decision makers in accommodation, hospitality and visitor attraction businesses.

The 2015 Regional Tourism Conference will have a strong food and drink theme throughout and it will be an excellent networking opportunity, as well as, potentially, an opportunity to showcase your products to an interested audience.

The purpose of this food and drink theme is to make it easy for the tourism sector to access information about, and increase their use of, local food and drink in their business during Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink 2015 and beyond.

Hosting a partner stand is a free opportunity, however spaces are limited and should demand for partner stands outstrip availability, priority will be given to early applications and to applications which demonstrate:

  • Relevance of product offering to food service and / or tourism sector
  • Range of products offered
  • Good region-wide availability / distribution options
  • Consideration will also be given to avoiding duplication of product

In addition to hosting a stand space, attending businesses will have the opportunity to:

  • Supply product to be served during the lunch (at table buffet)
  • Provide a short verbal introduction / presentation to their product during service

Any business not allocated a stand space is still welcome to attend the conference as a delegate, to propose product for catering use and to provide product information for distribution to delegates.

 If you have any questions or to request an application form by email contact Lorna Young on lorna@dgfoodanddrink.org or call 01387 263886. Application forms can also be downloaded from Resources.