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Aquaculture in Aviemore for Industry Buffs

Aquaculture in Aviemore for Industry Buffs

Posted by Maria Mangion, May, 2018

We’ve never claimed to be special snowflakes (although we’ve got plenty of those around here in the winter season!), but the event happening in the next two weeks might just cement Aviemore’s reputation as one of the most important locations in the UK. We’re proud to be hosting Aquaculture UK – the biggest and most influential aquaculture exhibition and conference held in the British Isles.

This event is instrumental for any stakeholder in the industry – from entry-level professionals to key decision-makers all over the world – bringing them all together for two days of activities and networking that form new dynamic tissue within global aquaculture practices and policy.


When, Where, How to Attend

The event will be held on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th May. Free shuttle buses will run from Inverness Airport to the conference site and back again and you can view the time-table here. Aquaculture UK will take place at the Aviemore Conference Centre, with good air, road and rail transport links to the rest of Scotland and the UK.

All the action will be concentrated in Aviemore – our splendid Highlands town nestled in the bonnie wilderness of the Cairngorms National Park and itself a major aquaculture hub within the UK. The best part? Admission and parking are completely free of charge! All you need to do is to register for the event – at no cost, of course.


Plug Into Your Industry

As acknowledged in the latest government report on aquaculture trends, Scotland boasts a world-leading regulatory framework and continues to draft forward-thinking, innovative and environmentally sound strategies that set a global example. With its endless array of outdoor offerings, nourishing scenery and a thriving fishing industry, Aviemore is well-qualified to welcome the cream of aquaculture excellence.

Over 125 exhibitors consisting of influential and senior NGOs and government agencies, decision-makers from fish farming operations, academic aqua researchers, aqua service specialists, journalists and aquaculture students and will inform, educate and mingle with visitors from 30 countries. People working at all levels of the industry will form a rich networking opportunity that spans the entire spectrum of aquaculture – from practically engaged employees to heads of organisations.

Attendants will benefit from:

  • Discovering the latest products and services on the market
  • Finding new suppliers
  • Interesting conference topics that deliver significant industry updates by key industry players
  • The opportunity to meet quality exhibitors known internationally on a face-to-face basis
  • Aquaculture stakeholders of all levels from within and outwith the UK
  • An inclusive, supportive and productive ambience


Score an Aviemore Break

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Your trip doesn’t have to be all about business – mix in a wee shot of leisure to promote a sparkling balance. Why not sample our exquisite, locally sourced fish suppers in one of our five eateries? Or relax and unwind after a busy day of professional connection-making in your one-bedroom king suite? And while you’re here, why not indulge in the top 10 things to do in the plush natural surroundings of Aviemore?

Government and public sector workers also get 30% off their stay, so Hilton Coylumbridge is waiting for you aquaculture buffs with open arms.