UKinbound, a leading travel trade association, is delighted to announce that its 2022 Annual Convention has been awarded to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
The winning bid was submitted by VisitAberdeenshire, with the convention set to take place in September next year at Aberdeen’s P&J Live, the largest event complex in the north of Scotland, over a two-day period.
It’s expected that over 200 businesses from across the UK’s diverse inbound tourism sector will attend, which will include tour operators and trade buyers from across the UK’s key international visitor markets.
Alongside an inspiring keynote speaker address, topical industry debates, and b2b workshops, the event schedule will also feature an evening networking dinner.
Working in collaboration with VisitAberdeenshire, UKinbound will coordinate a range of familiarisation trips for delegates, allowing them to experience the diverse tourism offering of not only the city but the surrounding Aberdeenshire region, while aiding the development of key relationships between buyers and local industry.
Joss Croft, CEO, UKinbound said: “We’re really please to announce Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire as the destination of our 2022 Annual Convention. VisitAberdeenshire presented an inspiring bid, and a real desire to work with the travel trade and the inbound tourism industry.
“Aberdeen is a bit of a hidden gem – offering that true Scottish experience of warm welcome, authentic tastes, and fantastic heritage and culture, mixed with awe inspiring landscapes. It will be a great chance to bring these to a new and influential audience.
“Together, I’m confident we will host an outstanding event, which will provide our delegates with a range of both commercial and networking opportunities.”
Chris Foy, CEO, VisitAberdeenshire said: “Hosting the UKinbound Annual Convention is a great opportunity for the North-east of Scotland to demonstrate its credentials as destination where the inbound travel trade can do business and delight its clients. We look forward to hosting delegates from across the UK, so they can experience the warm Scottish welcome that the region is known for.”
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I buy a VIP View Bar Upgrade?
You can purchase a VIP View Bar Upgrade to selected events here. It includes early access, fast-track entry, complimentary drink on arrival and access to the View Bar before, during and post-show.
- How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?
Tickets are available from our ticketing agent Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.co.uk
P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.
- How do I register for access to venue presale?
For certain events, venue presale tickets might be on offer. This means you'll be access tickets before they go on general sale.
To gain access to our exclusive venue presale, sign up to our newsletterhereand we will send you an email with the presale link for tickets go on general sale!
- How can I book a table at 195 Bar & Grill?
Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.
- Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?
There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.