The 40 conferences and events, which will bring around 20,000 delegates to Edinburgh and the EICC, and translate to around £32 million of economic impact, include major healthcare conferences such as the 36th International Papillomavirus Conference in November 2024; the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in GB & Ireland in March 2025; and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists Annual Scientific Meeting in May 2025.
EICC CEO Marshall Dallas said: “We are proud to host some of the world’s top conferences from industries spanning environmental and engineering, health and bioscience, technology, and education set for Edinburgh over the next few years, with over 50 per cent of these large association conferences coming from outside the UK. That’s great news not only for us, but for Edinburgh and the region. The credit for the conference wins we’re announcing today goes to our sales and support teams, which we have carefully grown and strengthened in recent times, and the way in which the team works collaboratively with industry peers in Edinburgh and beyond to attract events to the city.”
Exchange Initiative pays off
Marshall Dallas continued: “It’s also pleasing to see the first conference wins coming directly from our Exchange Initiative.” The EICC launched an academic advisory board, named Exchange Initiative, in 2022, aimed at raising the city’s global profile, highlighting world-class research coming out of Scotland’s university sector, and driving association conference business.