The Rural Parliament is a great opportunity to share information, promote or find out about services, and network with a whole range of interesting organisations and people.
The SRP exhibition was a great opportunity to meet folk from our area of operation and have time to speak to them meaningfully.
We are seeking a wide-range of exhibitors for the event. Confirmed exhibitors for 2018 already include:
Rural Mental Health Forum
Community Land Scotland
National Farmers Union Scotland
Scottish Rural Health Partnership
South of Scotland Economic Partnership
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can exhibit?
Any business or organisation based in rural Scotland or advancing the interests of rural Scotland can apply. Spaces are limited so, if we are oversubscribed, then we will use the information you provide to ensure we have an eclectic spread of interests. Once you complete the booking form, we will confirm your place as soon as possible.
When and where is it?
The exhibition will be in the centre of the venue, the Ryan Centre in Stranraer.
The exhibition will open at 12:30 on Wednesday 14th November and close at 17:00 on Thursday 15th November.
Exhibitors do not have to attend their stands at all times and are free to take part in the full programme of activities for delegates.
Set up for the exhibition is 09:00 – 12:00 on Wednesday and take down is from 16:30 – 19:00 on Thursday.
How much will it cost?
A standard space will be around 2m x 2m with table, 2 chairs and room for pop-up banners.
Private sector – £500
Public sector – £450
Not-for-profit organisation turnover >1m – £350
Not-for-profit turnover <1m – £200
Local organisations based in Dumfries & Galloway with turnover > £1million – £210
Local organisations based in Dumfries & Galloway with turnover < £1million – £75
Community non-profit organisations based in Dumfries & Galloway – Free
What is included?
- Approx. a 2m x 2m space with table, 2 chairs and room for pop-up banners.
- Power is available for a very limited number of exhibitors only.
- Opportunity to hold a fringe workshop.
- Two participant passes.
When will I know if I have a place or not?
Successful organisations will be advised on an ongoing basis as applications are assessed and no later than mid-October.
Who will be attending the exhibition?
Over 400 participants in the Rural Parliament who will be leaders and activists from across range of rural interest groups such as land, health, community, food and drink, business, social enterprise and energy and senior officials in the public sector. Scottish Government at Ministerial level and policy officers. A wide range of press and photographers. Speakers and other invited VIPs.
What are the benefits of exhibiting?
Exhibiting at the Scottish Rural Parliament is a chance to showcase your project or product to people who are active leaders in their rural community, as well as those who make decisions affecting rural communities.
How do I register my interest?
You should book here.
You will need your contact details, invoice details, any requirements you have and what you will be promoting at the event e.g. information, advice. We will ask you to provide the names and details of the people who will be on the stand at a later date.