Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau
Karen heads up the talented team promoting Dundee and Angus as a leading Business Events destination. Born in South Africa and having qualified in hotel management from Sun International in her home country, Karen worked with leading hotel groups such as Sun International and Protea Hotels before moving to the UK in 1994.
Her 26 years of experience in tourism and hospitality led her to working in numerous renowned hotels – including the opening of Stakis Edinburgh Airport Hotel (now DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh Airport) and the Carnoustie Hotel Golf Resort and Spa in its opening years before moving to head up the Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau.
The Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau focuses on achieving growth in attracting national and international academic and association conferences through the Dundee & Angus Conference Ambassador Programme, providing access to free support and advice to individuals within the leading universities and institutes who are interested in attracting and hosting a national or international meeting in their specialist area.
Success is achieved through the wider collaboration with key stakeholders, business events industry in Dundee, Angus and the wider region and partnerships with the regions excellence across leading sectors. Dundee as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design, is looking forward to the opening of the V&A Dundee in September 2018 as part of the £1bn waterfront regeneration project, a game changer for the city and the region.