Following their successful visit to this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt, the 30 senior live event professionals who are attending the inaugural Global Event Summit gathered at the world-famous Gleneagles Hotel & Resort in Perthshire this week.

The first ever Global Event Summit is the result of a partnership between VisitScotland, the International Special Events Society and the IMEX Group.

Delegates will take part in three days of high-level debate on topics including; The Uber Economy, The Science of Events, The Cultural Revolution and The Risk Factor.

Following their stay at Gleneagles, delegates will then visit Scotland’s historic capital Edinburgh, where highlights include a private event at Edinburgh Castle as well as dinner on­ board the Royal Yacht Britannia, formerly the private yacht of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Neil Brownlee, Head of Business Events at VisitScotland said; “The Global Event Summit is a unique opportunity to engage with some of the most important and influential live event professionals in the world. A combination of knowledge exchange and showcasing the very best that Scottish hospitality has to offer will show these members of the global events community the true Spirit of Scotland.”