Businesses across the Falkirk area can sign up for free to the latest tourism networking event taking place at The Falkirk Wheel on Thursday 6th June between 5:45pm and 8:30pm.

The event will bring tourism related businesses together and offers a chance to hear speakers from a wide range of background share their experiences as well as offer a chance to network with other businesses.

Speakers include Marc Crothall, Chief Executive of Scottish Tourism Alliance; Alex Velzian and Craig Macdonald Visit Falkirk Partnership; Neil Christinson Visit Scotland Regional Director for Stirling, Falkirk, Clacks and the Lothians; Pete Reid, Growth & Investment Unit Manager, Falkirk Council.

The event will focus on the launch of the Visit Falkirk partnership which is an industry group which has been developed to promote and encourage collaborative working between businesses and to help to deliver Falkirk Council’s tourism strategy.

Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn, Leader of Falkirk Council said: “Tourism is bringing many benefits to the Falkirk area and is one of the fastest growing business sectors locally.

“We want to help businesses make the most of the opportunities tourism brings and ensure they are aware of all the support they can access.

“This event will not only ensure key experts can share their knowledge but it bring businesses together to increase awareness of the full tourism offering in the area.”

Alex Velzian, Chair of the Visit Falkirk Partnership said: “We are delighted to be working with so many local businesses within the Visit Falkirk Partnership, and we look forward to welcoming new businesses. The Partnership is designed to encourage collaborative working to ensure our growth and add more value to the visitor experience throughout Falkirk and the surrounding areas.

Tickets must be booked in advance via the website Eventbrite (search for Visit Falkirk). More information is available by emailing or call 01324 590960.