Edinburgh set to boost economy after conference venue secures high profile events


The large-scale events taking place at the Edinburgh International Conference Center (EICC) cover areas such as medicine and life sciences, technology and engineering, as well as finance and law.

Twenty recently won conferences will collectively bring thousands of delegates to the capital next year and bring millions of pounds in economic benefits to the city and region.

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Marshall Dallas, CEO of EICC, said, “The hard work of our team, in tandem with various city partners, has helped secure this impressive lineup for next year.

“We have a mix of returning and first time conferences, covering a number of industry sectors which have been a good fit for the EICC over the years. This is great news for the venue and great news for Edinburgh.

The Palliative Care Conference takes place in March 2023 with approximately 500 delegates in attendance, ITAKOM (It Takes All Kinds of Minds), an international conference focused on neurodiversity, also takes place in March with 1,000 delegates expected, and the 15th Congress conference on Endometriosis in May is expected to attract up to 1,200 delegates.

The 15th World Titanium Conference arrives at the site in June 2023, and the jointly organized AIRAPT and EHPRG International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology takes place in July, with the International Marine Insurance Union arriving at the site of Morrison Street next September. year and hoping to attract in the region of 700 delegates.

The EICC opened in 1995 and has since hosted over 1.5 million delegates, over 3,500 events and generated some £750 million in economic impact for Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

EICC Director General Marshall Dallas. Photo: Stewart Attwood

Dallas added, “Adhering to the highest industry standards for sustainability has been a priority for us in recent years, and it’s remarkable that we see this shift even higher on the agenda of organizers of conferences.

Last month, the EICC strengthened its commercial team with a number of appointments in line with a resumption of operational activity in 2022.

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