Convention Edinburgh is an active member of many business tourism organisations and is a founder partner of the BestCities Global Alliance, recognising the world's most innovative convention cities.
BestCities Global Alliance
BestCities Global Alliance consists of convention bureaus that deliver the world's best service experience for international meeting planners. These world premier meeting destinations include Berlin, Bogota, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dubai, Edinburgh, Houston, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo and Vancouver.
This network gives Convention Edinburgh access to unique data and event research from our city partners to assist our Ambassadors and meeting planners to create innovative bid proposals and win bids.
Local hosts and international organisers also have access to the Best Events Centre, an information exchange tool kit that collaborates exclusive content and insider tips to help make sure your next event is The Best Event!
International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA)
The International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) is a global association within the meetings industry and represents the main industry specialists in organising, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events.
It comprises of almost 1,000 member companies and organisations in over 90 countries worldwide and the research department collects information on international association meetings.
Through ICCA, Convention Edinburgh has access to unrivalled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities. Convention Edinburgh also sits on the ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter.
Our parent organisation, Marketing Edinburgh, is dedicated to promoting Edinburgh to the world and work in close cooperation with key stakeholders to promote the city as a destination in which to visit, invest, live, work and study.