Now that your event is confirmed, what's next?

Published: 18 November 2016

If you’ve just confirmed your conference in Edinburgh you’ll most likely be thinking about the additional services you’ll need for the big event. Convention Edinburgh is on hand to connect you with the best local suppliers who can work with you to ensure your conference's success.

Let a Professional Conference Organiser give you a helping hand

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Acting as a consultant for your conference or event, Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs) can provide you with the best in planning for your event. PCO services range from conference design, abstract management and financial management to budget control. Leaving you relaxed with peace of mind that your conference or event is in hand.

Take a look at some of our PCOs options> 

Bring your group event with the help of a Destination Management Company

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We recommend using Destination Management Companies (DMCs) if you’re looking to host group travel or corporate meetings and events. From incentive trips to team building activities, these experienced DMCs will be able to tailor a bespoke package that will make your group’s trip extra special. 

Get in touch with our local DMCs to start planning your next trip to Edinburgh>

Let an Event Management company look after all your needs

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Looking to arrange a public facing event and time is of the essence? Why not get in touch with an event management company who can help you to design, run and deliver events. From ceremonies and celebrations to conferences and events these professional companies will be able to tailor a service to suit your needs.

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Put on a spectacular show at your event 

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Edinburgh has a range of entertainment providers that can make your business event really stand out and impress your guests and delegates. For banquet and gala dinners why not look at booking some Scottish Highland Dancers and a ceilidh band. Or for your incentive trip then why not look into a highland games experience and whisky tasting. There’s bound to be an option that will make your event or conference memorable.

Interested in finding more entertainment options? Take a look on our site here> 

Host a mouth-watering event

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When planning a meeting or event, the quality, flavour and appearance of the food and beverages you serve is key. While many venues in Edinburgh do offer a range of catering options in house, you may be able to bring an external caterer on board. At Convention Edinburgh we work with a wide range of caterers with the ability to handle all sorts of events. From a canape reception to a sit down banquet meal, one of our Edinburgh caterers will be able to help!

Find your next caterer here>

Getting from A to B is crucial!

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Don’t forget - first impressions are everything. Anyone visiting Edinburgh should receive a warm Scottish welcome – be it from an airport chauffeur or your pre-booked bus to your hotel.

Get in touch with our Edinburgh Transportation partners to see how they can help>

Let the delegates explore the city tours

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Are you looking to add a social element to your conference or event programme? Edinburgh has a wide range of attractions and tours available. From underground ghost tours to seeing inside a royal palace there’s options to suit every guests and delegates needs.

Find your tour options here>

Light up your event

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Does your venue have inclusive use of AV? Audio and visual is key to any event, so don’t get caught short and make sure you work with a reputable supplier.

Take a look at some of the best options around Edinburgh>

Make sure you’re event is covered

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Hosting a big event can be risky and things can change at the last minute. From political uncertainties to natural disasters, event planners may need to have some insurance. Have that added peace of mind by making sure you’re covered should the worst happen.

Meet our insurance company option>

Capture the best moments

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Hiring a photographer is a great way for you to build a lasting memory of your conference and it will be something for you to share with guests and participants long after the event. Ensuring you get the snaps you want depends on selecting and booking photographers with plenty of time to spare. Take a look at some of our recommended photographers.

Book your photographer here>

Product, Design and Print

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Being able to offer something that delegates can take away might be something you can incorporate into your conference or event. Whether it is handing out stationery for a conference or some team building merchandise Convention Edinburgh has many partners that can help create a memorable product for your delegates and guests.

Explore all the products and services here> 

Experience Edinburgh’s Culinary Scene

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With more restaurants per head of population than anywhere else in the UK. Including four Michelin star restaurants, Edinburgh has a wealth of fantastic places to eat and drink. Many restaurants in Edinburgh can accommodate a group booking by offering a private room. 

Take a look at some of the dining options here>


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