About us

About us

About us

Business events are vital to Scotland as we welcome thousands of delegates a year to our cities and towns. Business events bring knowledge and expertise into our country and we work with partners across the Scottish public and academic sectors to ensure that every event coming to Scotland can engage with our world leading knowledge economy.

The VisitScotland Business Events team works with Scottish partners to promote Scotland, to develop and support events and to maximise legacy. We are also a key point of contact for anyone considering Scotland, offering free and impartial advice we can connect you with the venues and suppliers you need to make your event shine.

For information and recommendations to help you bring your event to Scotland get in touch with us on +44 131 472 2355 or email business.events@visitscotland.com.

Meet the Business Events Team

Each Business Events team member is responsible for specific business markets or disciplines and can assist with queries. The Business Events team is here to assist you with any queries you may have.

Neil Brownlee

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Head of Business Events

Neil is in charge of the strategic direction of Business Events/MICE at a national level. He works closely with our city conventions bureaus, the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and other public sector agencies to firmly align business events with Scotland's ambitions.

Email: neil.brownlee@visitscotland.com

Lindsay Neilson

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Senior Corporate & Incentive Manager (maternity leave)

Lindsay is responsible for managing corporate and incentive business events.

Email: lindsay.neilson@visitscotland.com

Richard Knight

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Senior Marketing Manager - the Americas

Richard develops strategic communications and engagement platforms across North and South America with the aim to position Scotland at the top of mind with agencies, media and corporate clients alike. He develops a wide range of engagement platforms to fit the Scottish industries needs across sales, events and media.

Email: richard.knight@visitscotland.com

Rory Archibald

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Business Development Manager – Associations & Sectors

Rory creates and implements the strategy to profile Scotland internationally to the associations and sector specific markets. The team created and lead on Legends, VisitScotland’s first campaign for the Business Events as well as implementing Scotland’s National Ambassador Network, Innovate the Nation.

Email: rory.archibald@visitscotland.com

Emma Richards

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Senior UK & Europe Corporate & Incentive Market Manager (maternity cover)

Emma is responsible for managing corporate and incentive business events from the UK and Europe with a key focus on strategic sectors. Emma will oversee the Corporate & Incentive team and help to develop engagement platforms for third party agencies, corporate planners and decision makers to generate enquiries and confirmed business which can tie-in to the sector driven approach.

Email: emma.richards@visitscotland.com

Theresa Ring

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Corporate & Incentive Market Manager - UK (North) & Ireland

Theresa is responsible for managing corporate and incentive business events from Northern UK & Ireland with a key focus on strategic sectors. She develops engagement platforms for third party agencies, corporate planners and decision makers to generate enquiries and confirmed business which can tie-in to the sector driven approach.

Email: theresa.ring@visitscotland.com

Fiona MacKinnon

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Assistant Manager – Associations & Sectors

Fiona assists with bringing international and nation association and corporate events to Scotland through the management of the National Ambassador Network and relations with wider industry partners and steering groups.

Email: fiona.mackinnon@visitscotland.com

Sian Williamson

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Assistant Manager - Associations & Sectors

Sian assists with the implementation of sales and marketing activities and bringing international and national association and corporate events to Scotland through the National Ambassador Network.

Email: sian.williamson@visitscotland.com

Marios Koutentakis

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Marketing Manager

Marios is leading on the creation and implementation of VisitScotland's Business Events marketing strategy; including activation across all key markets and alignment with policy driven strategy and sectorial messaging. Also, lead on the creation and management of brand standards across all client and stakeholder touch points.

Email: marios.koutentakis@visitscotland.com

Patrick Lamont

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Business Events Specialist- Associations & Sectors

Patrick supports the Business Events - Associations and Sectors team with targeted research and the implementation of activities to develop business opportunities to Scotland through the National Ambassador Network.

Email: patrick.lamont@visitscotland.com

Lindsay Hume

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Business Events Senior Marketing Executive

Lindsay develops and delivers selected events and trade shows across all markets. Also, she supports with the implementation of marketing activities and with the execution of the VisitScotland's Business Events marketing strategy.

Email: Lindsay.Hume@visitscotland.com

Heather McNee

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Assistant Corporate & Incentive Manager - UK & Europe

Heather assists with the implementation of sales and marketing activities in the UK & Europe.

Email: heather.mcnee@visitscotland.com