Champions' Network & Events

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Join us for our latest “Champions” event for managers and leaders in Glasgow’s tourism sector. We’ll be outlining the latest developments and opportunities the Glasgow Welcomes Initiative has on offer, and welcoming key speakers from the hospitality and tourism sector, finishing the morning with a Stadium Tour.  

When                5 October 2017

Duration           9.30 - 13.00

Where              Celtic Park

Cost                  £30+VAT 


Hosted by the Chair of the Glasgow Welcomes Initiative, Craig Martin of Glasgow Airport, this quarterly event is a valuable development opportunity for like-minded people from all sectors of the Glasgow tourism and hospitality industry who are passionate about customer service excellence. These informal events are ideal to learn from each other and to share experiences.

Our exciting line-up of speakers includes:

Justin Reid, Head of Destination Marketing at TripAdvisor.   Justin has been Head of Destination Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa since 2014.   Justin will provide valuable insights as he shares The Power of Ratings: what the world thinks of Glasgow, ensuring delegates have plenty of tips to take back and implement in their own businesses.

Bridgeen Mullen will introduce Glasgow's Clydeside Distillery, the distinctive single malt Scotch whisky distillery and brand new Visitor Attraction in the city.

Graham Suttle, Managing Director of the multi award-winning Kained Holdings, will share how their focus on quality, customer experience and their people makes them a forward-thinking company which does things differently. Graham firmly believes that investing in the team and nurturing their development is key to successfully developing the business.   The group launched ten years ago with Lebowskis in Finnieston, and now boasts 10 outlets including several renowned businesses on the “Finnieston Strip” including Porter & Rye and The Finnieston. 

Liz Buchanan of VisitScotland will share what you need to know to prepare for the arrival of three high profile medical congresses next year, Accessible Tourism: Preparing for 2018 and beyond, and there will be an update on key activities from the Glasgow Tourism & Visitor Economy Plan by Daniel MacIntyre.