Edinburgh Conference Venue Receives Prestigious Award

Published: 28 November 2019

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh scooped “The Best Non-Residential Conference Venue” award at the Academic Venue Awards 2019. The award was presented at the Victory Services Club, London, on 22 November 2019.

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The Best Non-Residential Conference Venue is considered a true test of consistency in excellence across all aspects of the organiser experience. To win this award, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh was considered to be exemplary in catering for the needs of their clients over the last 12 months.

Commenting after receiving the award, Allan McKain, Venue Manager for the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, said:

“The College underwent an impressive redevelopment at the end of 2018, and this award recognises the hard work and dedication that has taken place in the last year. We’ve created an innovative conference venue that delivers for all clients and industries and it means so much for our team to be recognised as 2019’s Best Non-Residential Conference Venue. It takes a skilled team to deliver a conference and a dedicated one to make it memorable. We can’t wait to build on this success in 2020!”

The redeveloped Physicians International Conference Centre, at The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, was officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal. Costing £3.5million, the redevelopment has transformed the event experience for delegates and visitors, creating Edinburgh’s newest and one of its largest city centre conference venues.

Located in Edinburgh’s New Town, The Physicians International Conference Centre boasts one of Edinburgh's largest auditoriums and a range of modern and historic meeting rooms. The auditorium can host up to 300 delegates and is equipped with state of the art audio-visual and teleconference systems.

One of the main drivers of the refurbishment was to make the wider College more accessible to all. The venue now includes a newly redesigned and refurbished reception and foyer, a new public exhibition space, upgraded conferencing facilities, and a new, fully accessible entrance on Queen Street, Edinburgh. The refurbishment also created a dedicated exhibition space where the College can display its historic collection of books and items.

The Academic Venue Awards 2019, in association with the Academic Venue Alliance, is now in its third year, and for 2019 the event format has been bolstered with the addition of a conference.

Find out more about the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh here.

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