Edinburgh wins the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress 2020

Published: 12 May 2016

Edinburgh has won the bid to host the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress 2020.

The bid, was a collaborative approach between the Scottish Arbitration Centre, the EICC, Convention Edinburgh, Conference Partners and VisitScotland. Beating off competition from Copenhagen, Stockholm, Vienna, St Petersburg, Vancouver and Mexico City.

The ICCA Congress, is expected to attract 1,200 delegates, generating over £2m for the economy over the four-day event. 

Lesley Williams, Head of Business Tourism at Convention Edinburgh said:

The successful bid to bring ICCA 2020 to Edinburgh is a testament to the solid collaboration between all parties  

involved with the project.  Not only will this high profile conference bring around 1,200 delegates and generate almost £2 million for the local economy, it will play a crucial role in raising Edinburgh and Scotland’s global reputation in international arbitration.”  

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) is a worldwide nongovernmental organization (NGO) devoted to promoting the use and improving the processes of arbitration, conciliation and other forms of resolving international commercial disputes.