Industry Partners

Edinburgh has an informed community of tourism industry professionals and related businesses which all strive to retain and strengthen the city’s status as an award-winning city that welcomes visitors and delivers an outstanding tourism product serviced by well trained and highly skilled hospitality professionals.

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

Best Cities Global AllianceBestCities 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)

Icca2 100The 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.

Industry Associations

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.

City of Edinburgh Council
Economic Development
T: + 44 (0) 131 529 6600

Edinburgh Tourism Action Group

Edinburgh Hotels Association
EHA Chairman
Tristan Nesbitt, General Manager
The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
T: + 44 (0) 131 229 9131

VisitScotland Business Tourism
T: +44 (0)131 472 2355

Business Tourism for Scotland

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
T: +44 (0)131 221 2999

Scottish Enterprise
T: + 44 (0) 131 313 4000/ 0845 607 8787


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