Meet the team

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Laura Wilson

Head of Convention Bureau 

Meet Laura. Laura is VisitAberdeenshire’s Head of Convention Bureau. Day-to-day, Laura heads the team responsible for attracting business events to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The Aberdeenshire Convention Bureau team promote the region as an accessible conference destination, whilst highlighting local sector expertise, and working with industry partners to attract, and welcome, conferences to the destination. Laura has more than 16 years’ experience within the business events industry, and has worked within visitor attractions, catering companies, hotels, professional conference organisers and city convention bureau.

Here’s three things you might not know about Laura.

  • Laura loves attending music gigs and festivals. Some of her favourite things to see and do in the region include attending larger gigs at P&J Live and discovering more local, intimate gigs within Aberdeen’s vibrant city centre.
  • Her favourite part of her job is the diversity of the role. She loves meeting a wide range of clients and industry colleagues from various backgrounds that she would not have the opportunity to meet in another role.
  • She loves animals and is widely known to live with house rabbits and cats, plus sponsoring a guide dog and a donkey named Jimmy.

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Rebecca McIntyre

Business Events Executive

Meet Rebecca. Rebecca is VisitAberdeenshire’s Business Events Executive, working within Aberdeen Convention Bureau. Rebecca’s role is to promote Aberdeen as a leading business events destination, to help secure new international and national conferences and offering destination support to conferences and event planners.

Rebecca graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with BA (Hons) International Events Management. She has worked in various hospitality roles and previously worked for the National Trust for Scotland.

Here’s three things you might not know about Rebecca:

  • Some of Rebecca’s favourite things to see and do in the region include finding new places to explore outdoors and going for spontaneous road trips
  • Her favourite part of her job is promoting Aberdeen as a leading business events destination and welcoming conference organisers to the region
  • Rebecca loves photography and often has her camera to hand everywhere she goes 

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Rachel Mumford 3

Rachel Mumford

Business Events Executive

Meet Rachel. Rachel is a business events executive at VisitAberdeenshire and works within the Aberdeen Convention Bureau. Rachel’s role is to be an advocate for Aberdeen and to promote the city and its surrounding areas to secure new international and national conferences, meetings, events, and incentive groups.

Rachel graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BA (Hons) in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Before joining VisitAberdeenshire, Rachel completed a 6-month internship at a PR and marketing agency in Aberdeen.

Here’s three things you might not know about Rachel:

  • Some of Rachel’s favourite things to do in Aberdeen include relaxing walks around Stonehaven, retail shopping in Union Square, and visiting animals at Hazlehead Park.
  • Her favourite part of the job is being able to constantly learn more about Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
  • Rachel is originally from Nottingham, England. And made her big move to Aberdeen in May 2023.

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