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Support for Pathfinders

If you're considering bidding for national or international meetings, the Dundee City Region Convention Bureau and its professional industry partners can provide you with a strong support structure.

We collaborate with the leading academic institutions in the region, including the University of Dundee, Abertay University, The James Hutton Institute, NHS Tayside, Perth College UHI, and the University of St Andrews to attract innovative events that showcase pioneering and creative thinking in our dynamic environment.

Our Pathfinder Partnership Programme aims to help you deliver incredible impacts and leave a lasting legacy while committing to sustainability, inclusion, and health and wellbeing.

We are committed to working with you to support all your aspirations.

EFYE2023 (European First Year Experience) Case Study

The European First Year Experience (EFYE) 2023 Conference was hosted at Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, from 27 - 29 June 2023.  

Welcoming 333 delegates from 24 countries attended the conference, contributing over *£454,545.00 in Direct Economic Benefit (DEB) and £178,181.64 in Gross Value Added (GVA).   

Conference bid support

  • Coordinate the endorsements and letters of support from your institutes, as well as local and Scottish Government and the destination.
  • Conduct research to determine the feasibility of holding the conference in the regions of Dundee, Angus, Fife, and Perthshire.
  • Understand the objectives and intended outcomes of the conference/professional association and collaborate with you to influence the decision-makers by creating bespoke conference bids.

Organisational support

  • Provide access to professional conference organisers who can cater to conferences of all sizes and budgets.
  • Help you identify the best venues that meet your requirements and block-book suitable accommodation for delegates and speakers at great value rates.
  • Arrange for a civic welcome during your conference and offer innovative attendance-building solutions to highlight your conference and host destination to new audiences.
  • Furthermore, we can help you develop important documents such as Privacy Statement, Sustainability Pledge, and Health and Wellbeing Guide in partnership with the host organising committee.

Delivering incredible impacts

Business events have the power to impact organisations, communities, and the world significantly. Such events can be a platform to advocate for crucial issues like climate change, social inequality, and human rights.

We believe in working together to create a lasting, positive change and help you reach your goals while supporting your aspirations to deliver incredible impacts and a legacy that lasts.