Edinburgh is a global meeting, conference and incentive destination and hosts hundreds of events every year, ranging from small meetings, corporate events and incentive groups to large association meetings and international conferences.
Combine this with the region’s continued culture of innovation and research excellence in such disciplines as medicine, science, energy, technology, business, education and the creative industries – and this will give you some explanation as to why Edinburgh attracts so many international conferences centred on these themes.
Here are just some reasons why you should choose Edinburgh as your next conference destination:
There's no shortage of accommodation with luxury 5-star hotels, elegant boutique properties, stylish serviced apartments and modern university campuses to cater for all tastes and budgets.
Scotland's capital city has nurtured some of the world’s leading doctors, scientists, lawyers, engineers, architects and philosophers – and it continues to do just that. The city boasts many centres of excellence that attract some of the world’s sharpest and most creative minds creating excellent opportunities for large corporate organisations and for delegates to nurture collaboration.
A Warm Welcome
Edinburgh people are friendly, open and helpful. A warm welcome is extended to visitors together with a strong tradition of quality service and professionalism – you’ll experience this when you get in touch with Convention Edinburgh.
The airport is only 8 miles (12km) from the city centre, with 130 air routes from Europe, North America, Middle East, and good connections with the rest of the world making it easy for your delegates to travel here.
A walkable and accessible city where most attractions, shopping, dining and green spaces are within an easy stroll of conference venues and accommodation, it's ideal for delegates exploring the city.
Safe and Sound
A safe and clean city that has successfully hosted many high profile, security conscious events that demonstrates the city’s professionalism and cooperation.
Venues with a Difference
You will be spoilt for choice with conference and meeting space ranging from majestic to creative with purpose-built conference facilities, iconic buildings, unique venues, historic castles, art galleries, a national museum, underground caves, whisky vaults and Royal residences.
The city is one of the most exciting, vibrant and cultural places to visit in the UK. There is a thriving programme of exciting festivals and events year round culminating in one of the greatest New Year celebration's around the world. Why not come and join us?
Taste of Scotland
Scotland has some of the best, and most sought after, natural produce in the world served by award-winning restaurants. In to the night Edinburgh’s music and bar scene is lively and unique - savour the delights of a locally brewed beer, smooth malt whisky or a hand-crafted cocktail in a traditional or trend-setting venue with entertainment from talented local bands to concerts for thousands - you won’t have time to sleep!
Red Carpet Appeal
Edinburgh’s unique mix of old and new make it a perfect setting for production companies and, with the support of Film Edinburgh the city and surrounds have graced the big and small screen on numerous occasions including box office hits Trainspotting, Cloud Atlas, One Day, The Da Vinci Code and musical film Sunshine on Leith – if you don’t spot any famous faces you will certainly recognise famous places!
Gateway to Scotland
Edinburgh provides the perfect base to explore and discover Scotland, famous for its historic castles, traditional Highland Games, stunning lochs, magnificent munros and the home of haggis, golf and whisky so why not stay awhile.
Edinburgh has all the ingredients to create a successful and memorable event and Convention Edinburgh is the place to start. Find out more about what Edinburgh can offer, or contact one of our friendly team today to take advantage of our free services and ensure that your next event is a huge success.