November 20, 2019 at 8:45am - 4:15pm

Futureproofing Our Towns and Cities: Embracing the Opportunities

Wednesday 20th November 2019: The Music Hall, Aberdeen

This year, Scotland's Towns Partnership and Scotland's Improvement Districts will bring together 150+ senior level stakeholders from across public, private and third sectors, working to support our towns and city districts.

This is a once-a-year chance to get together with national and international place stakeholders; share challenges and opportunities; and to feel inspired and re-energised by the latest thinking, pilots and supports, funding and resources for your place.

This year we will be hosted in Aberdeen Music Hall by Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council. Our principal sponsor is Blachere Illumination. See conference partners here.

A pre-conference drinks reception will take place on Tuesday 19th November from 7.30pm at the The Esslemont, 38 Union Street. If you are registered to attend the conference, please RSVP by return to [email protected] if you can come along.


In the face of changing economic, socio-demographic, technological and environmental factors, how do we futureproof our towns and cities?

Scotland’s Towns Conference 2019 will focus on the need to change the paradigm; through the creation of new economies; and recognising the role of emergent City and Regional Growth Deals and Partnerships in improving the interdependent relationship of hub cities and hinterland towns. 

Programme and Booking

Hosted by Journalist and Broadcaster Nicky Marr, the programme includes, inspirational keynotes and conversations, a Walking Conference, 'future-proofing' showcase, exhibition, Future Town Design Competition and ample time to network and connect. Contributors include, leaders from international, national and local governments and agencies, corporate and community organisations.

View programme here  and book below. Booking discount for STP members. (Join STP now to benefit).

View Commercial Opportunities here.

We look forward to seeing you at this year's Scotland's Towns Conference! 


Cancellations policy: Bookings cancelled will not be refunded. Substitutions are welcome.

November 20, 2019 at 8:45am - 4:15pm
Aberdeen Music Hall
Elaine Bone ·
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£180.00 Non-Member Conference Fee [£150+VAT]
£90.00 STP Member Standard Fee [£75+VAT]
Sponsored by Supporting Scotland's Towns
Sponsored By Supporting Scotland's Towns