Corran Halls, Oban
Time: 09:00am - 05:00pm
2020 is Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters. West Coast Waters 2020 (WCW) is an exciting new collaboration of 22 destination management groups from across the west coast which is progressing six exciting initiatives to encourage visitors to immerse their senses in all the west coast has to offer.
To help businesses maximise these opportunities, WCW, supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, are hosting a series of workshops up and down the west coast to raise awareness. On day 1, WCW will present their exciting plans to help businesses to get directly involved, and on day 2, a more interactive session for a selection of businesses in each location to learn how to reach new international markets.
Date: Wednesday 26 Feb 2020
Time: 10am - 16.30
Venue: Corran Halls, Oban
Our all-day information session is an open event for anyone involved in tourism and interested in the opportunities it can bring to you, your business and your local area in 2020 and beyond.
Partners from the WCW collaboration will explain what is happening and offer insights into the opportunities, including:
Date: Thursday 27 Feb 2020
Time: 9.30am - 5pm
Venue: Corran Halls, Oban
This workshop is suitable for any businesses looking to develop and grow their international tourism markets linked to the West Coast Waters ambition.
West Coast waters is the perfect tie in to VisitScotland's Year of Coast and Waters 2020, and specifically recognises the diverse landscapes and wealth of activities the west coast offers. Immerse yourself!
There are immediate opportunities for businesses and community groups to get involved in the six initiatives:
For more information and to keep up-to-date of activities in your area visit the WCW website here
For more international trade information: www.hie.co.uk/InternationalTrade
These events are partly funded by both HIE and ERDF under the European Regional Development Fund Scotland Programme 2014-2020. It is therefore essential that you fully complete the application form, please. Failing to do so, might compromise your participation.
*The workshop is free of charge but is a form of EU State Aid and counts towards your overall De Minimis Aid allowance. Each company is allowed a total of €200,000 in De Minimis Aid over a three-year period (with a lower limit for fisheries and some other categories).
‘We wish to make you aware that there may be photography and/or video footage taken at this event, which will be used to promote Highlands and Islands Enterprise. If you do not want your photo to be taken or to be filmed, please let the event organiser know in advance of your photograph being taken. HIE’s full privacy statement is available to view online (http://www.hie.co.uk/about-hie/policies-and-publications/privacy-statement.html).