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A highly experienced event director who for the past eighteen years has been involved in managing, developing and directing a range of conferences, events and training programmes from half day seminars for 10 people to two day international conferences for over 7,000. He has also provided logistical advice to other organisations who have tailored similar models of delivery to meet their own specific needs.
After almost 24 years with Learning and Teaching Scotland he left to set up Think Different Events, providing a range of conference and event management services to ensure that whatever the size of an event, the client, and those attending, will recognise it as a highly successful and creative experience.
Between 2000 and 2006 he was instrumental in the development, direction and management of SETT, the Scottish Learning Festival. In 2000 the event attracted 1,200 people to a one day event attached to the Fusion conference. It has since evolved and grown to an audience of over 7,000. During this time he engaged with various divisions within what was the Scottish Executive Education Department to secure annual funding and built and maintained partnerships with other external organisations, e.g. emap education, the EIS and GTCS, the SECC and Crowne Plaza Hotel, EA Solutions, DELL computers, etc. The Scottish Learning Festival has now become firmly established as the key event in Scottish education with each year building on the success of previous events.
In addition he worked in partnership with Teacher Education Institutes, the Educational Institute of Scotland and Local Authorities developing events large and small for their own target audiences.
But it's not just all about educational events and Think Different Events Ltd. now works with a number of clients in the public and private sectors including NHS Scotland, the FD Centre and others. In August 2010 Martin launched Think Different Business Banter. To find out more about this thriving business community just click on the logo. He's also been Bantered. It's not contagious you'll be glad to hear but to find out a bit more about Martin and his ambitions for Think Different Events Ltd. read The Bantered interview.