Outstanding Convention Services

Published: 03 May 2018

Convention Edinburgh, a part of Marketing Edinburgh, is the city’s Convention Bureau. The Business Tourism Team are a friendly and professional team who adore the city we call home – let us take the stress out of organising your next business event. Convention Edinburgh will work with you to identify the exact needs for your conference or meeting and will provide guidance for you to appoint the right people to create and deliver an exceptional event.

As well as providing expert advice, we have an extensive venue search engine on our Meeting Edinburgh website. This allows you to search through a wide range of venues, accommodation, restaurants, support services and social activities based on your specific requirements – so let Meeting Edinburgh take the legwork out of gathering bespoke proposals. Simply create your shortlist of suppliers that you want to interact with, tell them about your conference and liaise with our members directly to receive your tailored proposal.

All the while, our team is on hand to help at any time and for more complex conferences, we can create bespoke bids. With the benefit of our suggestions, destination expertise and friendly team, we can help to ensure your event in Edinburgh exceeds your expectations. 

Read on to find out who is here to help you bring your next event to Edinburgh - we look forward to hearing from you!: 

Amanda Ferguson

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Head of Business Tourism
Direct Line: 0131 473 3662
Email: amanda.ferguson@marketingedinburgh.org

Amanda joined Convention Edinburgh after ten years working at VisitScotland where she latterly headed up the UK and European activity in Business Event. A ‘well kennt’ face at a national and international level in the industry, she’s well known for her work at the global trade shows and for speed networking on the run - quite literally! Amanda is no stranger to a marathon or two and enjoys nothing more than a long run to end a busy day in the office.

Elaine Miller

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International Association Sales Manager
Direct Line: 0131 473 3661
Email: elaine.miller@marketingedinburgh.org 

Elaine has worked in business events for over 12 years, where she has developed a great deal of expertise within the association market. Initially she managed the highly respected Edinburgh Ambassador Programme and recently added international association sales to her role. When not out and about building relationships with clients and academia, you may find Elaine in the garden or following another one of her passions in life.....singing! 

Hannah Shaw

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Association Sales Executive
Direct Line: 0131 473 3876
Email: hannah.shaw@marketingedinburgh.org 

Hannah joined Convention Edinburgh after three years working in the Scottish Food and Drink industry where she gained great skills. Since joining the team, she has developed excellent experience within the national association market and has become a familiar face for business events. In her spare time, Hannah is currently training for a marathon and a triathlon – and if that isn’t enough, she is also improving her French!

Claire MacGilp

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Research and Ambassador Executive
Direct Line: 0131 473 3870
Email: claire.macgilp@marketingedinburgh.org

Claire joined Convention Edinburgh as Research and Ambassador Executive after 11 years working with the National Trust for Scotland where she shared her passion for holidaying in the great Scottish outdoors in the Holidays Department. Claire finds possible conferences which could come to the city as well as looking after our extensive Ambassador programme. Claire is a keen photographer, walker and baker – we certainly don’t say no to the odd homemade cake or three!

Alex Moore 

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Research Executive
Direct Line: 0131 473 3875
Email: alex.moore@marketingedinburgh.org

Alex works alongside Claire to research possible conferences which could come to Edinburgh, having previously worked at the Convention Bureau in Leon, Mexico. Alex works at Marketing Edinburgh part-time on a Monday and Tuesday from 9am-2pm. She is a mum of two who enjoys travelling, reading, going to the cinema and cooking lots of tasty food! 

Eilidh McCartney

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Sales & Marketing Executive
Direct Line: 0131 473 3870
Email: eilidh.mccartney@marketingedinburgh.org

Eilidh is responsible for the marketing of the Convention Team as well as assisting with sales enquiries. She has thrown herself into her new role and has been working on two very exciting digital campaigns - Make it Edinburgh and Ideas Become Legend. After work, Eilidh plays netball or puts on her boxing gloves for Muay Thai Boxing - having trained in Thailand for 5 months!



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