AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance water and transportation infrastructure schemes, to resilient communities and environments, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital.
AMX Solutions Ltd
AMX Solutions Ltd is a well-established, independent, UK-based software development company specialising in the development of enterprise asset management software solutions spanning a wide range of market sectors including Canals and associated structures such as bridges, retaining walls, culverts, locks etc. Asset Management eXpert (AMX) is designed using the latest technologies to provide a more flexible, mobile, agile, high performance and high quality asset management solution to suit any asset classification and customer requirement.
All our products are supported by our dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic team to ensure customers have the right solution for their needs. We have the passion and expertise to enable us to deliver software faster, better and with an unmatchable return on investment.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit that integrates economic and community development. We work in a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass. We are the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Our purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth across the Highlands and Islands.
We want the Highlands and Islands to be a highly successful and competitive region in which increasing numbers of people choose to live, work, study and invest.
Historic Environment Scotland
Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment.
We lead and enable Scotland’s first historic environment strategy Our Place in Time, which sets out how our historic environment will be managed. It ensures our historic environment is cared for, valued and enhanced, both now and for future generations.
We’re a non-departmental public body with charitable status. We’re governed by a Board of Trustees, who were appointed by Scottish Ministers.
We’re responsible for more than 300 properties of national importance. Buildings and monuments in our care include Edinburgh Castle, Skara Brae, Fort George and numerous smaller sites, which together draw more than 3 million visitors per year.
We’re also responsible for internationally significant collections including more than 5 million drawings, photographs, negatives and manuscripts, along with 20 million aerial images of locations across the world.
We invest about £14 million a year in national and local organisations, supporting building repairs, ancient monuments, archaeological work, the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme and the voluntary sector.
Our conservation experts provide guidance, training and technical research into Scotland’s built environment. Through our outreach programme, we promote community and individual learning engagement with Scotland’s heritage. We contribute to the Scottish Government’s strategy to tackle climate change and reduce Scotland’s carbon footprint.
Home Energy Scotland
Home Energy Scotland is a Scottish Government programme managed by Energy Saving Trust. We are a network of local advice centres covering all of Scotland. Our expert advisors offer free, impartial advice on energy saving, renewable energy, sustainable transport, waste prevention and more.
Get in touch with us for free by calling our friendly advisors on 0808 808 2282 . Home Energy Scotland advisors are available on the phone Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm, and on Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
We are the UK’s leading responsible real estate business working with investors, communities, local authorities and landowners who want to make the world better one place at a time. igloo believes in doing well by doing good. We fund, deliver and animate great Places. Great for People and for the Planet.
Linssen Boating Holidays
The combination of European Linssen charter companies under the LINSSEN BOATING HOLIDAYS® label is today the largest provider of high-quality motor yachts in this sector in Europe. This means that a large selection of premium-brand Linssen steel motor yachts are available to our customers in the best water sport regions.
Charter your trusted yacht from all of the LBH partners and benefit from uniformly high standards of quality and service – whether you wish to enjoy a luxury canal and river cruise or an adventure at sea, we offer guests an exceptional experience.
Steel motor yachts of Linssen Yachts!
Linssen Yachts builds steel motor yachts in our 45,000 square metre shipyard in Maasbracht, Holland. Everything is done in-house, from the first sketch and development to prototyping and complete production.
A business that began life as a small boatyard in 1949 has become a market leader in the steel yacht building sector within three generations. Linssen Yachts is a byword for steel displacement yachts of superior quality and for continuous innovative product and process development.
In each decade since the company was established, we have been the driving force behind innovative ideas for modernising the yacht building process – and we remain so today!
Lowland Canals Volunteer Group
Lowland Canal Volunteer Group is a partnership of Canal Societies, Charities and Social Enterprise along the Lowland Canals working with Scottish Canals to promote volunteering. The LCVG was formed in 2010 with the support of Scottish Canals and, while the organisations involved continue to deliver in their own specific areas, as a group they have delivered celebratory flotilla’s, working on refurbishing a communal workboat and encouraged and supported Scottish Canals to launch a national volunteering campaign and recruit a Volunteer Development Worker to bring a new range of volunteers to the canals. This presentation will give an overview of the hugely important role volunteers have played in bringing life to canals in the past, present and how we are keen to take volunteering into the future. The speakers are Tommy Lawton from Forth & Clyde Canal Society and Stewart Liddle from Linlithgow Union Canal Society.
Mackenzie Construction Ltd
Mackenzie Construction Ltd is a Civil Engineering, Structural Repairs and Refurbishment Contractor. We have a strong client focus and work collaboratively to provide solutions and achieve goals. We strive to deliver a quality product within a safe working environment.
Peter Brett Associates
Peter Brett Associates is an independent multi-disciplinary practice. Our advice creates value from the land, infrastructure and buildings owned or operated by our clients. We know the economic, environmental and development opportunities canal improvement can bring to the areas they go through. Over the last 20 years and more, we have worked with Scottish Canals, the Canal & Rivers Trust, local authorities and the private sector. On projects like the Falkirk Helix, our economics, transport, civil engineering and environmental expertise has been applied in canal corridors across the UK to support restorations, tourism and housing development, business cases and strategy development.
We’re the custodians of Scotland’s canals – a vital part of our nation’s rich heritage, contributing to Scottish life for 250 years.
Scottish Canals is responsible to the Scottish Government for the management and development of five Scottish canals as well as the surrounding estate and The Falkirk Wheel.
The Forth & Clyde, Union and Monkland canals in the Lowlands, the Crinan Canal in Argyll and the Caledonian Canal in the Highlands, together extend over 137 miles from coast to coast, across country and into the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.
The Forth & Clyde, Union, Monkland, Caledonian and Crinan canals are recognised as Scheduled Monuments and attract 22 million visits each year.
Scottish Natural Heritage
‘All of nature for all of Scotland’
Scotland’s natural heritage is its wildlife, habitats, landscapes and natural beauty. Scotland is renowned for its attractive scenery and wild places and has a huge diversity of landscapes, habitats and wildlife. These are part of what makes Scotland special and are among the country’s greatest assets.
Scottish Natural Heritage is funded by the Scottish Government. Our purpose is to:
- promote, care for, and improve our natural heritage
- help people enjoy nature responsibly
- enable greater understanding and awareness of nature
- promote the sustainable use of Scotland’s natural heritage
All of our work supports our mission: All of nature for all of Scotland.
Creating brighter futures for the people, communities and wildlife of Scotland
From the water to the banks and beyond, we undertake innovative canal-based projects that create a brighter future for the people, communities and wildlife of Scotland.
We help young people gain the skills and confidence to find work; bring vibrancy, life and opportunities to some of the nation’s most disadvantaged communities; encourage people to get active and improve their health and mental wellbeing; and safeguard and improve the rich heritage and environments of Scotland’s canals.
Since the Trust was established over a decade ago, we’ve raised and invested more than £10 million in hundreds of pioneering projects and inspired over 120,000 people to create a brighter future for themselves, their community and Scotland’s waterways.
Sustrans is the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.
We’re a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. We work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in.
It’s time we all began making smarter travel choices. Make your move and support Sustrans today.
The Highland Council – Comhairle na GàidhealtachdThe Highland Council area is the largest local government area in the United Kingdom, with an area of over 30,500 km². We serve a population of over 211,000, with the city of Inverness as our capital.
Our aims include to listen and respond to our communities, value their diversity and treat everyone with respect; to enhance our environment and the quality of life in the Highlands; and to work in partnership, learn from others and be adaptable in order to provide the best possible solutions for the Highlands.
The Scottish Government – Riaghaltas na h-Alba
The devolved government for Scotland has a range of responsibilities which include: health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment. Some powers are reserved to the UK government and include: immigration, the constitution, foreign policy and defence.
Built two hundred years ago to fire the Industrial Revolution, today the canals contribute to the Scottish Government agenda of developing a Greener; Healthier; Smarter; Safer and Stronger; and Wealthier and Fairer Scotland by acting as a catalyst for sustainable economic development, regeneration and tourism; contributing to education, biodiversity, heritage and promoting active living and healthier lifestyles.
VisitInvernessLochNess is the first Tourism Business Improvement District (BID) in the UK. Established in March 2013 and with over 450 member businesses, the goals of the organisation are to increase visitor numbers to the Inverness and Loch Ness area, increase the level of spend and length of stay, improve the visitor experience and in doing so create a more sustainable local tourism industry.
To achieve the goals VisitInvernessLochNess has six objectives 1) to better market and promote the area, particularly in the shoulder months 2) to attract more conferences and business tourism all year round 3) to promote and support existing and new sustainable events and festivals 4) to work with partners to improve the local tourism infrastructure 5) to provide business development opportunities for members 6) to act as a strong voice on local and national matters of concern to members
VisitScotland, Scotland’s national tourist board
VisitScotland works closely with private businesses, public agencies and local authorities to ensure that our visitors experience the very best of Scotland and that Scotland realises its potential, making the best of its unique tourism assets.
We promote Scotland all over the world to attract visitors, and provide information and inspiration to them so they get the best out of Scotland. We also provide quality assurance to visitors and quality advice to our industry partners to help Scotland’s tourism offering meet – and strive to exceed – visitors’ expectations.
World Canals Conference 2017, Syracuse, New York
The spotlight will be on the Erie Canal and Central New York for the 2017 World Canals Conference! The 2017 conference will explore and celebrate inland waterways as agents of transformation: once mothers of cities and ports, transformers of landscapes and builders of nations; now drivers of community revitalization and tourism, and suppliers of essential water for industry, agriculture, and power.
Stop by our booth for a sneak preview and sample some local flavor with specialty New York products. Learn about our exciting program and tour plans for 2017 and talk with the conference team about travel, presenting a paper, becoming an exhibitor, and more.
World Canals Conference 2018
In September 2018, the World Canals Conference will take place in Ireland. We invite you to journey to Athlone Co. Westmeath in the heart of Ireland and at the heart of the Irish Inland Waterways network.
Overlooking the mighty River Shannon, the longest navigable river in Ireland and the UK, Athlone is the perfect base in Ireland from which to explore the beauty of the country’s inland waterways. The two main lateral canals the Grand Canal & the Royal Canal are within easy reach and provide first hand evidence of the regeneration that has taken place on these waterways, from commercial motorways to leisure byways. Ireland is proud to showcase the many restoration projects and the re-imagining of the waterways as linear parks & amenity spaces to cater for all lovers of water. A shining example of this is the Blueway concept.
All of this packed into a three day event, to say nothing of the traditional Irish Céad Mile Fáilte welcome extended to visitors from far and near. So come to Athlone and experience the re birth of Ireland’s inland waterways for the 21st century.