21 & 22 April, 2021
Given the ongoing uncertainty regarding the current Covid-19 situation and the difficulties this poses for hosting an international gathering built around face-to-face networking and site tours, and to ensure the safety of speakers, delegates and others involved, the Organising Committee for A3 Scotland made the difficult decision to postpone its inaugural event and look forward to now welcoming you in Edinburgh in April 2021.
Update Posted: 01 June, 2020
A3 Scotland 2021 is an inaugural not-for-profit conference for the Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture (AAA) sectors to encourage innovation, investment and collaboration.
Industry, investors, scientists and government officials from all over the world will gather in Edinburgh, Scotland's dynamic and stunning capital city, seeking strategic partnerships and to discover the latest in R&D.
We offer a packed 2-day programme featuring influential and expert speakers across each of the sectors, with a variety of informative sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities.
The programme is enhanced further with optional pre and post conference tours showcasing some of the world-class research facilities and expertise located in Central and Highlands Scotland.
"A3 is Scotland's premier event for animal health and sustainable food production."Professor Bruce Whitelaw, Interim Director of The Roslin Institute and Genus Personal Chair of Animal Biotechnology, University of Edinburgh
The AAA sector is of key importance for Scotland and indeed Scotland is already a major contributor in the animal science sector globally.
The optimisation of animal health, promotion of sustainable food security and stimulation of economic growth, both locally and internationally, make a major contribution towards the ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions from UK agriculture by 2040, underlying the urgent need to work collaboratively to address the challenges of climate change.
"Scotland is a world leader in so many fields of life science, with AAA representing the important three sub sectors of Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture continuing at pace to lead the way."Ivan McKee, Scottish Government Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation
Innovation, Investment and Collaboration are the main drivers of A3 Scotland 2021 in the transition to net zero carbon emissions. The conference will include sessions on each of these themes, across each of the the three sub sectors, and presented by leading industry speakers.
There will also be many opportunities for networking, a grand Gala Dinner and optional pre and post conference tours of world-renowned science and research facilities in Midlothian, to the south of Edinburgh, and in the Scottish Highlands.
Registration and a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes with tours of leading centres of excellence within Midlothian Science Zone, birthplace of Dolly the sheep.
An introduction to opportunities for collaboration, investment and growth in Central, West and Highlands of Scotland, hosted by Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE).
This region includes world-class research institutions such as the BioDundee community, James Hutton Institute, the Institute of Aquaculture, the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), the European Marine Science Park and Inverness Campus.
Coach transfer and lunch provided. Overnight accommodation required.
We have twelve prestigious speakers presenting at A3 Scotland 2021, each an expert in their field, who recognise the value of the AAA sector and the importance of addressing current challenges.
Edinburgh First, part of the University of Edinburgh, provides high-specification conference facilities and business meeting rooms, featuring comfortable breakout areas and relaxed lounges where A3 Scotland 2021 conference delegates can unwind.
Edinburgh First's venues at Pollock Halls look onto Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh’s highest hill and a spectacular natural backdrop to the city, set within Holyrood Park, a peaceful escape from the bustle of the city.
Edinburgh First at the University of Edinburgh and the A3 Scotland organising committee are working in partnership to bring you the A3 Scotland 2021 Conference.
EARLY BIRD PACKAGE: £400 per delegate. REGISTER BEFORE Friday 8th January 2021.
DELEGATE PACKAGE: £500 per delegate. REGISTRATION DEADLINE Friday 9th April 2021.
Both packages include full conference attendance, options pre/post conference tours, day conference catering, Welcome Reception at the John McIntyre Centre and Gala Dinner at the Playfair Library.
Edinburgh First at the University of Edinburgh and the A3 2021 organising committee are working in partnership to bring you the A3 Scotland 2021 Conference.
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