A3 Scotland 2024 will attract attendees from all over the world, from the Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture (AAA) sectors, and include plenaries, breakouts, investor panels and start-up pitching.
There will also be sessions on funding, international showcase, skills and emerging solutions in AI, robotics, and sensors, and two optional tours will be offered on 17 and 20 September – details and locations tbc.
Join the discussion with Scotland’s internationally recognised AAA sector.
The inaugural not-for-profit conference for the Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture (AAA) sectors, took place in April 2022, and was met with great success.
The theme was 'Transition to Net Zero'
Industry, investors, scientists and government officials from all over the world gathered in Edinburgh, Scotland's dynamic and stunning capital city, seeking strategic partnerships and to discover the latest in R&D.
Watch our promotional video that set the scene for A3 Scotland 2022. This introduces key elements of the programme content, a glimpse at the expertise and showcases the destination and a selection of the state-of-the-art science and research facilities that are available in Scotland - leading the way in Triple A and in the transition to net zero.
With thanks to our sponsors, stakeholders and speakers for the assistance with the making of this film.
Innovation, Investment and Collaboration were the main drivers of A3 Scotland 2022 in the transition to net zero carbon emissions. The conference included sessions on each of these themes, across each of the the three sub sectors, and presented by leading industry speakers.
There were also 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 the west coast of Scotland.
"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 Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise
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.
A prestigious line-up of speakers presented at A3 Scotland 2022, each an expert in their field, who recognise the value of the AAA sector and the importance of addressing current challenges.
Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 65 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes veterinary medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming.
"A3 is Scotland's premier event for animal health and sustainable food production."Professor Bruce Whitelaw, Director of Roslin Institute and Chair of Animal Biotechnology, The University of Edinburgh
The A3 Scotland 2022 Programme over the two days featured influential and expert speakers across each of the sectors, with a variety of informative sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities, seeking to encourage innovation, investment and collaboration.
The programme also offered optional pre and post conference tours, showcasing some of the world-class research facilities and expertise located in Central and Highlands Scotland. Attendance on these tours was part of the A3 Scotland 2022 registration process and spaces were limited.
This offered 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 aquaculture opportunities and growth on the West Coast of Scotland was hosted by Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE).
The tour included a visit to Scottish Sea Farms and the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). In addition, there was a networking opportunity with a range of marine businesses located at Malin House and the European Marine Science Park.
Edinburgh First, part of the University of Edinburgh, provided high-specification conference facilities and business meeting rooms, featuring comfortable breakout areas and relaxed lounges where A3 Scotland 2022 conference delegates could 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.
The University of Edinburgh Hospitality and Events Collection and the A3 Scotland organising committee worked in partnership to deliver the A3 Scotland 2022 Conference.
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