We encourage our members to make the most of our wide range of networking, sales and marketing opportunities. Throughout the year we attend workshops and sales events, promoting our members and the city of Edinburgh. Members are invited to participate in these events and particularly those closer to home.
We also host events specifically for our members, to provide an opportunity for networking and to meet our team. These events are structured to be informative, educational and inspirational.
Save the date! View our Marketing Opportunities Calendar for our schedule of activity and below is a summary of our main events:
Members Biannual Conference
This is an informative, educational and inspirational event that brings members up-to-date with all the activities of Marketing Edinburgh and sets the scene for the months ahead. A pre conference breakfast provides the opportunity for members to network.
Meet the Team
Members have the opportunity to meet with representatives from each of the Marketing Edinburgh teams (membership, conference accommodation, business tourism and marketing) at an informal coffee morning hosted three times in the year. These events give an interim update on activities and campaigns and suggestions on how members can get involved.
Getting More from Membership
Members are invited to an informal seminar three times in the year to explore the opportunities available through our membership programme. We provide advice on how to proactively engage with Convention Edinburgh with a view to improving your ROI.
We offer participation in several targeted events at an additional cost to subscription, these include:
Destination Edinburgh Workshops:
Twice a year this 1.5 day programme brings together corporate/MICE agents with members for one to one appointments and an itinerary to showcase Edinburgh as a conference destination.
Edinburgh Ambassador Dinner & Exhibition:
A recent event added to our calendar that has been exceptionally well received and takes place in one of our member properties.
An invitation is extended to approximately 80 guests, primarily those the business tourism team has worked with over the previous 12 months to mount city bids for future national and international conferences. Members will have an opportunity to exhibit their conference venue, accommodation or service at a pre-dinner reception which is followed by dinner and networking with our Ambassadors.
Edinburgh In Events:
New events hosted in cities around the UK which event agencies and corporate planners will be invited to attend. Members can exhibit and network with potential clients throughout the day and schedule their own client appointments within the day or pre/post the event to maximise the value for money on this external business trip.
Joint Sales Missions:
Convention Edinburgh provides representation at major conference and incentive travel industry events and sales missions in Europe, North America and within the UK where we are available to work with a small group of members to stage tailored sales missions split between the national/international association market and the corporate/MICE market segment.
In addition, we are happy to consider supporting sales missions arranged by you - please get in touch with the membership team if you would like to discuss any marketing opportunities.