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Monday, July 03, 2017

The Best in Business Events!

We are delighted to announce that The Scottish Thistle Awards has launched a new national Best Business Event category to celebrate the importance of business tourism and the role successful events can play in boosting Scotland’s profile as a leading destination for MICE business.


The new category celebrates creative, logistically complex or prestigious business events including incentive programmes, association congresses, product launches, corporate conferences, and exhibitions held in Scotland. Judges will be looking for events that demonstrate excellence and are aligned with development, local collaboration and benefits to Scotland’s visitor economy and profile.


Who should enter?

Organisers, intermediaries and owners of business events such as Destination Management Companies (DMCs), Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs), venues, hotels and suppliers to the business events sector.  Intermediaries are invited to submit on behalf of or in conjunction with corporate clients were appropriate. Applicants may submit an entire business event programme, or one component part, such as a gala dinner or group activity. Please note that the event must have taken place within twelve months of the application date and outcomes should be known at the time of submission.

What are the judges looking for from entries?

* Evidence of significant creative or logistical excellence, aligned with development, local collaborations and benefits to Scotland’s visitor economy and profile

* What made your event a success? What was innovative new and different?

* Provide both qualitative and quantitative measures that demonstrates the success of your event

Nominations close Friday 22 September

Entries close Friday 29 September

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