|2 February 2016|

A recently renovated mill in Dundee is set to host the Dundee & Angus Tourism Conference this spring.

The Verdant Work’s High Mill in Dundee will host the event on 15 March, which aims to highlight the ways in which businesses in the area can make the most of what the region has to offer.

Delegates will be invited to take part in workshops which will focus on the opportunities that the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design will bring to the area including Dundee’s major waterfront development and the future V&A Museum of Design.

Workshops on how to maximise transport, attractions, food and drink and digital will be offered which aim to help businesses capitalise on the future international centre of design, part of Dundee’s extensive £1 billion waterfront development.

Dundee, at the heart of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 as the UK’s first UNECSCO City of Design, also has a number of major events planned to showcase the regions strengths in the coming months.

The conference, run in partnership between VisitScotland, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce and Dundee and Angus Councils, forms part of Scottish Tourism Week and will be attended by Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism.

Jim Clarkson, Regional Partnerships director, VisitScotland said: “With the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 well underway, I can’t think of a more suitable choice of venue than High Mill for the Dundee & Angus Tourism Conference 2016.

“Tourism is leading economic transformation in Dundee & Angus, with projects like the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee bringing new opportunities to the region.

“The conference willensure everyone can make the most of what the area has to offer now and in the future, with the V&A now very much on the horizon.”