ABZolutely Aberdeen: a Vanguard Conference Nov 6 2018 12:30 - 17:30


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Derek McInnes, manager, Aberdeen Football Club
Mike Galloway, former executive director of city development, Dundee City Council
Bob Keiller, founder of consultancy AB15
One year on from the inaugural Vanguard Conference, this event will look at the plans that have been put in motion by the groups of volunteers working towards creating a bright future for the Aberdeen City Region.

Join us to hear from a panel of inspirational speakers who will share their insights and experiences of working on transformational projects; and hear updates on the work the Vanguard teams have been doing across three main project themes:

Tourism – exploring how to take forward key parts of last year’s business case, including a campaign to get local people to become tourists in their own area and creating a package to attract the millennial weekend audience.

City centre – considering how to inject pace into existing activities and further develop the Union Street brand.

Regional narrative – looking at work being undertaken to talk up the North-east, encompassing talent attraction and retention; cultural ambitions and making our city region a ‘cool’ place.

Delegates will also hear an update on the Cluster Culture initiative which has been taken forward, following funding from Skills Development Scotland and Opportunity North East, with a new, full time role created to promote the North-east as a hub for the life sciences sector.

For full agenda, speaker topics and content, see the conference programme here.



The Lemon Tree
5 North West Street
AB24 5AT
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