Pharmaceutical and Surgical Sales Conference 2012
This conference was organised and managed by Destination Management Company, Roselle Events. It is an annual ‘kick start' conference for their client to bring sales teams from across the UK and Ireland to share best practice, learn about new company products, celebrate successes and motivate for the year ahead.
Type: UK & Ireland
Sector: Pharmaceutical & Surgical
Duration : 2 days
Main Venues: Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, The Hub
Hotels: The Sheraton Grand, The Radisson Blu, The George, The Roxburghe, The Hilton Grosvenor
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) World Conference, July 2011
This conference takes place every three years and provides the 145 Member Organisations with the opportunity to come together, share best practice and make important decisions about the future of the Movement.
The 34th World Conference was held at the Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University over five days and attended by 550 delegates from 113 countries with simultaneous translations in four languages including Arabic.
Nitrogen and Global Change, April 2011
In April 2011, Edinburgh welcomed over 350 international delegates for a four-day NitroEurope Final Conference, held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). A culmination of five years work, it highlighted the results of the EU 6th Framework Project NitroEurope IP and brought together scientists, policy makers and other stakeholders to discuss the scientific progress on the role of nitrogen in global change.
Duration : 4 days
Main Venue: EICC, Signet Library, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Our Dynamic Earth, Ghillie Dhu
Economic benefit: £750,000
IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, August 2011
In August 2011, Edinburgh welcomed over 1,400 delegates from 85 countries for a four-day conference at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The Congress theme was “Changing populations, changing diseases: Epidemiology for Tomorrow’s World.” Within this future-orientated theme, delegates were brought together to discuss the full span of research across the many disciplines contributing to our science and practice.
Sector: Life Sciences/Medicine
Duration : 5 days
Main Venue: EICC
Economic benefit: £2,930,400
Dream Escape - a great incentive
Vaudoise Assurances, based in Switzerland, approached Dream Escape to create an exciting, adventurous and unexpected incentive programme for their best performing sales personnel. They were keen to provide a wide-ranging and active programme that would suit a party of men aged 30 to 55 years old.
CFA Institute: Edinburgh Corn Exchange May 2011
The Edinburgh Corn Exchange was the venue for a spectacular party in May this year for 1250 delegates for CFA Institute, the Global Association of Investment Professionals.
CFA Institute, which was hosting its 64th annual conference in Edinburgh from 8-11 May using a range of venues including the Usher Hall, Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Sheraton hotel, booked out the entire Corn Exchange, which has a variety rooms that can host from 100 people to 1000.
Edinburgh Business School 3-day conference: Partner’s Evening at Dundas Castle, August 2010
Dundas Castle near Edinburgh, Scotland is a 5-star, ‘Exclusive Use' venue and the permanent residence of Sir Jack Stewart-Clark and his wife Lady Lydia. The combination of the grandeur of the castle with the warmth of a family home has always been appealing to clients but none more so than the group of 80 multi-national delegates from the internationally acclaimed, Edinburgh Business School.
Ninth International Mycological Congress (IMC9) : Edinburgh, 1 - 6 August 2010
In August 2010, Edinburgh welcomed over 1,700 delegates from 83 countries for the Ninth International Mycological Congress (IMC9), bringing an estimated £4m of economic benefit to the city. Ever wondered what's involved in organising a major international conference? Edinburgh Ambassador, Professor Nick Read, shares his experiences with us.
The Federated Logic Conference (FLoC): Edinburgh July 2010
Most ambassadors find organising one conference a challenge but for Professor Leonid Libkin, one was not enough.
The Federated Logic Conference (FLoC) took place in Edinburgh in July 2010 and generated over £5 million in economic benefit for the city. The event was attended by over 1,200 delegates and consisted of eight conferences and 50 workshops held at Edinburgh First, The University of Edinburgh.
18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference 2010 : Edinburgh, 28 June - 2 July 2010
Jonathan Taylor has been with the Forestry Commission for ten years and is based in Edinburgh. He has held a number of positions in different areas of the organisation and is currently part of the Forestry Commission's International Policy team, which has responsibility for the Commonwealth Forestry Conference.
Here Jonathan shares his experience with Alan Johnston, the Chair of ECB and all round seasoned Ambassador, of recently hosting the 18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference.