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Tuesday 18 September

08:00 – 12:30 Local Volunteer Project
10:00 – 12:00 (Optional) Edinburgh city walking tour sponsored by SANDEMANs New Europe Tours
12:00 – 20:00 Registration open at Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa Edinburgh
14:30 – 17:00 WYSE Travel Confederation AGM and Panels Elections
17:30 – 19:00 Invite only: WYSE Members Reception  sponsored by J1Simcards
19:00 – 00:00 Invite only: Tourism Australia WYSTC buyer networking event
21:30 – 23:00 Conference Bar sponsored by WISE Foundation and CICD


Wednesday 19 September

08:00 – 18:00 Registration open
09:00 – 09:30 Opening Address
09:30 – 10:30 Keynote: The bumblebees of travel & tourism
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 Educational sessions or business appointments
12:00 – 13:00 Business appointments or workshops
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch sponsored by STS
14:00 – 15:00 Business appointments or workshops
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:30 Business appointments or workshops
18:30 – 20:00 Welcome reception sponsored by Marketing Edinburgh
21:30 – 23:00 Conference bar sponsored by WISE Foundation and CICD


Thursday 20 September

07:30 – 08:30 US Department of State – Sponsors Coffee
08:00 – 18:00 Registration open
08:30 – 10:30 Business appointments or workshops
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Educational sessions  or business appointments
12:00 – 13:00 Business appointments or workshops
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch sponsored by Freehand Hotels
14:00 – 15:30 Keynote: The 80 Minute MBA: The fastest MBA programme in the world
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Business appointments or workshops
17:00 – 18:00 Business appointments or workshops or educational session
18:00 – 19:00 WYSE Member and Buyer reception sponsored by Freehand Hotels
21:30 – 23:00 Conference Bar sponsored by WISE Foundation and CICD


Friday 21 September

07:45 – 08:45 US Department of State – Agents Coffee
08:00 – 18:00 Registration open
09:00 – 10:20 Business appointments or workshops
10:20 – 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 – 12:00 Keynote: Big Hills, Cold Waters
12:00 – 13:00 Business appointments or workshops
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Educational sessions  or business appointments
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:10 Business appointments or workshops
19:30 – 23:30 Global Youth Travel Awards


Saturday 22 September

12:00 – 14:00 (Optional) Edinburgh city walking tour sponsored by SANDEMANs New Europe Tours
Please note: programme is subject to change.