What is Convention Edinburgh?

Edinburgh hosts hundreds of conferences every year and we work in partnership with over 200 members to help secure and deliver truly inspirational and memorable events, providing support to conference organisers and Edinburgh Ambassadors every step of the way.

The role of Convention Edinburgh is to raise the profile of the city as a leading meeting, conference, event and incentive destination and to work as a catalyst between the business tourism industry and our members, from conference venues, meeting rooms, accommodation providers, transport operators to specialist services.

We achieve this through the provision of a wide range of free convention services including conference bid support, venue search, site inspections, a dedicated Conference Accommodation Booking team, access to professional conference organisers and help with event promotion.

Edinburgh is a revered conference destination and has hosted many international conferences in some of the best conference venues in the world. In 2013-14, Convention Edinburgh confirmed 151 conferences, which will attract over 55,000 delegates to the city between 2014 and 2021, with an economic benefit to the city of over £90 million. 

We are currently involved in a substantial number of conference bids as far in advance as 2023, many of which reflect Edinburgh’s worldwide reputation as a centre of excellence in the fields of energy, medicine, life sciences, informatics, electronics, technology and creative industries.

Contributing to Edinburgh’s success as a conference destination is the knowledge and expertise shared within our AmbassadorProgramme; the quality, diversity and unique nature of member venues and services and the wide range of accommodation providers, all supported by highly skilled industry professionals.

If you need assistance with any aspect of organising a conference in Edinburgh, from bid proposal to conference registration, you will find our expertise, advice and outstanding support services invaluable. Our services are free and available to anyone considering bringing a conference to Scotland’s capital. 

Marketing Edinburgh 

Convention Edinburgh is the business tourism arm of Marketing Edinburgh, the organisation dedicated to promoting Edinburgh to the world. We promote and champion Scotland's capital city locally, nationally and internationally. We work with our members, partners and stakeholders to maintain the profile of Edinburgh as a world-class destination to visit, invest, live, work and study.

Business tourism promotes Edinburgh as an ideal location in which to organise a conference or business meeting, and supports the economic development activity promoting the city as a place to invest and start a business.


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