"Even when I was working on the London 2012 Paralympics I have never organised such a complex event. We had 1,000 delegates from 68 countries with HRH The Princess Royal, seven Ministers, the First Minister, 200 speakers, sign language interpretation and access for 250 disabled people. There were seven main sessions with a further 160 presentations across 8 rooms – and everyone got the right room at the right time! The feedback from delegates was outrageously good. The EICC staff were outstanding, whatever we threw at them – was rapidly resolved.”
Dr Stephen Duckworth, Chair of the 2016 Rehabilitation International World Congress, October 2016
“The conference Chairs have said that the AV staff support at the EICC was the best they’ve ever seen at a conference. The astronomy community is particularly exacting when it comes to AV quality because of the nature of the images and videos in their presentations, so this isn’t idle feedback.”
Rob Whitner, Event Manager, SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation Conference, July 2016
"Once again I just wanted to thank you for your help and flexibility during all this time. Your team is just fantastic. Please send my congratulations and thanks to all of them. I could work with you any time and hopefully I will be able to do so again."
Gema Rodriguez, Project Director, TFI Group, 10th International Conference on Cholesteatoma & Ear Surgery, June 2016
“The EICC couldn’t have done enough for everyone at the event. Everything fell into place. You can feel a little apprehensive with it being a new venue but we really hit the ground running.”
James Lundy, Founder, Edinburgh Comic Con, April 2016
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for an amazing night at the EICC on Saturday. The whole event was a huge success that everyone thoroughly enjoyed and this was only achieved by all of your efforts and attention to detail both before the event and on the night. Thank you to everyone that was involved in making the night one to remember."
Carol Turner, Corporate Communications, Cirrus Logic, December 2015
“The EICC is world class and the caterers are brilliant – feeding over 2,000 people is impressive. The evening couldn’t have gone better – I think it’s one of the best business events that’s ever taken place. Everyone really enjoyed it, plus we raised a lot of money for many good causes."
Josh Littlejohn, Founder, Scottish Business Awards, November 2015
"To the wonderful staff of the Edinburgh International Conference Center we wanted to express our gratitude and admiration of the wonderful service provided. Besides being professional and helpful every staff person we encountered was also friendly, cheerful and extremely nice. Congratulations at finding and maintaining a staff that motivated - they truly contributed to the overall success of the conference in our opinion. So Thank you all."
Esti Doron and Sharon Razon, Delegates of International Federation of Social Workers Europe Conference 2015
"The venue is incredibly flexible. It is obvious the EICC has hosted a lot of conferences and that experience makes a difference – everything is very slickly run. The staff are incredibly professional – the word ‘yes’ seemed to be used a lot more than ‘no’."
Jon Rathjen, Team Leader, Water Industry Team, Scottish Government
"I write to pass on our sincere appreciation to all of the staff involved in what was another tremendously successful Homes for Scotland Annual Lunch & Awards at the EICC. The professionalism of your team is a real credit to the venue and we look forward to working with them again next year."
Philip Hogg, Chief Executive, Homes for Scotland, Homes for Scotland Annual Lunch & Awards, May 2015
"We have collated feedback from our 600+ delegates who attended the event at the EICC on 30 April - the feedback on the venue and catering was phenomenal so I felt it was important to share this with you. The professionalism and attentiveness of your staff was also commented on and is something I would wholeheartedly agree with."
Hazel Ritchie, Event Consultant, Standard Life Plc, April 2015
"The facilities are five-star, the staff are professional, with a real 'can-do' attitude - nothing is too much trouble for them. And the venue just feels right… it's a great place to be!"
Dr Simon Littlewood, British Orthodontic Society Conference, September 2014
"On behalf of the ILA and the many delegates at 14ELBC we would like to extend a very large thank you to you and your team for making our conference so successful. Everything ran very smoothly and your staff handled matters most efficiently. In particular we would like to express our appreciation for the work of your Technical team and all those staff who comprised the "public face" of the EICC.
Maura McDermott, International Lead Association, 14th European Lead Battery Conference, September 2014
"One aspect that really impressed our delegates was the space. We had a number of parallel sessions and the space that we had was really conducive to a large flow of people. The conference was very well organised, it ran smoothly and there was a lot of space for networking. Additionally the EICC staff were welcoming and helpful. The venue gave off a really good impression, it was a fantastic space to celebrate this milestone."
Marie-Anne James, Managing Director, Eyas Limited, EMDR, June 2014
"We've had some tremendous feedback since the Scotland Food& Drink Excellence Awards and a huge congratulations is due to the Leith's and EICC staff who did a fantastic job. There have been a lot of positive comments regarding the service, food and AV on the night. With 700 food and drink professionals attending the 'Oscars' of the industry this is no mean feat! I was really impressed, the contact and support on the night from each team was excellent too."
Sophie Fraser, Communications & Marketing Manager, Scotland Food & Drink, May 2014
"We just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to the team for helping MCI deliver a very successful ISQUA Conference. MCI pride ourselves on offering our clients a quality service with great attention to detail and you were wonderful partners in ensuring that we delivered on each of these objectives by having the same philosophy.
Your attention to detail was superb. The programme was extremely complex, with one session having 30 speakers which was challenging but everyone worked together so well to ensure the session ran like clockwork.
The food was outstanding and it is no mean feat to serve 1,200 lunches at the same time in two different levels. The quality of the food and service was second to none. Thank you so much for guiding us in our selection of food each day, the balance was just perfect and we really appreciated your advice."
Lynn Samson, Managing Director, MCI Glasgow
"I would like to thank all of the EICC team who worked with us last week, all staff without exception were polite, courteous and very professional. I would also like to highly praise the Client Services Team with whom we worked very closely, they were extremely helpful, well organised and a pleasure to work with. I hope our paths will cross again in the not too distant future."
Marcus Pattison, Organiser, International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant 2013
"Thank you to all of the team for the fantastic support up to and including the DDL23 conference. As always, we received outstanding service from everybody at the EICC. My work at the Conference Centre would be so much more difficult if I did not have your help and support and as you all know us and the conference so well now you sort things out before anything goes wrong which is a huge plus for me and the DDL Committee."
Sheila Coates, The Aerosol Society, Drug Delivery to the Lungs 23, December 2012
"We have just concluded a very successful meeting at the EICC with 1,400 delegates attending from more than 50 countries. We were absolutely delighted to work with the EICC staff who actively contributed to this success. In 20 years or so of being in this business I have never worked with such professional and friendly people. It was a pleasure to work with them all. We received a lot of compliments from our delegates. I do hope that we will come back in the future to see the expanded EICC in operation."
Executive Director, ESGAR, June 2012
"I wanted to drop you a note to say a Big Thank You for making our client's event a success! It was great to get the support from the EICC team who were excellent on the day: this support is crucial from an organiser's point. There were last minute changes to AV requirements which were dealt with very efficiently and the food was to a high standard and enjoyed by all. We look forward to having the opportunity of working with you all in the near future."
Denise Pinto, Director, Origin Events, 4th European Collaborative Law Conference, June 2012
"Edinburgh has been a wonderful venue for our Ninth Annual World Congress on Brain Injury. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre is a world-class facility with exceptional staff. Every detail, from the room setups to the delicious food, was attended to with great care. Our delegates enjoyed spending time in Edinburgh, taking tours, shopping, walking in the city and the many fine restaurants."
Nathan Zasler, Chair, International Brain Injury Association, March 2012
"Thank you to all the team for their help in making our Centenary Meeting a huge success. I have had nothing but positive feedback regarding the event. I am not a conference organiser and was trying to organise all this along with doing my own NHS work. Your help and expertise were such a big help to me. You have excellent facilities and staff and should be commended highly."
Alison Simpson, Scottish Ophthalmological Club, 8 - 9 September 2011
"I would like to thank you and your excellent team for the wonderful support and collaboration during MDS 2011. The team's continuous professional assistance and pleasant attitude during the congress helped to make MDS a success. I look forward to working together again next time. Once again, thank you for a job well done. It was a real pleasure to work with you all."
Michal Shacham, Kenes International, 11th International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes, 18 - 21 May 2011
"Members of the NATO PA travel to venues all over the world as part of their duties however the EICC continues to set the very highest of standards. The UK is indeed fortunate to have such a "jewel in the crown" when it comes to conference facilities."
The Rt. Hon. Bruce George, Leader of the UK Delegation to the NATO PA, 14 - 17 November 2009
"I would like to thank the team for their hard work and support in the run up to and during the NAPF Investment Conference. It is our favourite venue to come to and that's down to the team at the EICC. You continually, year after year, make our life easier and the whole show runs so smoothly."
Kate Hadley, Events Manager, National Association of Pension Funds