Networking a success in historical Edinburgh

June 10, 2010

Successful networking in historical Edinburgh at this years European conference.

The backdrop of the historical city of Edinburgh provided delegates with  an excellent opportunity for international networking  at this years Kreston International European conference. Over 100 delegates and companions attended from 22 countries.

Opening with a drinks reception and dinner on the evening of Thursday 3rddelegates had the opportunity to meet both new and familiar colleagues at the Barcelo Carlton hotel.

The conference agenda opened with a welcome from David Cameron from local firm EQ Accountants and from Keith Aitken, a familiar conference speaker and journalist based in Edinburgh. Kreston International Executive Director, Jon Lisby and Sue Almond, Kreston Quality and Professional Standards Director then provided updates and guidance on Kreston strategy to date.

In an energetic and interactive session, external speaker, Andy McKechnie, a former member of the Scottish freestyle ski team, shared his tools and strategies from business and international level sport to allow for both individual business and organisations to be “fit for life and fit for leadership”. Members then had the opportunity to take part in service line workshops and networking sessions.

The conference closed with an evening of traditional music and food at Prestonfield House.