Flexible space for expansive discussions

Every day incredible things happen at our events. Ideas are exchanged. Connections are made. People are inspired. From academia to industry, from the shocking to the serious, from puppet shows to books, from politics to comedy, and everything in between. Whatever your event, we can bring your ideas to life.

  • 8 distinct suites
  • 24 individual event rooms
  • 2 reception areas
  • 8,000 m2 floor area
  • 5,000 total capacity

Better events, better for the planet

We consider it both a moral and business imperative to place sustainability at the heart of every event we host, at every step of the process there are inherent adverse impacts. Our sustainability programme, Step Change, focuses on three equally significant, interconnected areas of impact: environmental, societal, and economic. 

We received fantastic feedback from our attendees. Organising an event at the EICC is made easy because you have such a fabulous team. Any questions or issues were dealt with quickly and efficiently by the appropriate person. Everyone commented on how amazing the food selection was and the team also arranged Kosher meals for some of our attendees which was appreciated.

Claire Garland, Institute of Physics Joint AIRAPT and EHPRG International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology

DDL receives outstanding service from everyone at the EICC, not just at the event but throughout the year. They go above and beyond to assist us at every step to ensure we deliver a successful conference each year. The success and growth of the conference is, in part, due to the EICC. Our delegate absolutely love being there!

Sheila Coates, DDL Conference Organiser

The location is so convenient, and once you get inside it has such great facilities. It's light, bright and welcoming. Having all the modern conveniences you'd want in a conference centre really adds to the benefit.

Professor Lis Neubeck, Head of the Centre for Cardiovascular Health

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Inspiring ideas for your next event

Ideas, inspiration and news from the world of conferences and events, brought to you by the EICC.

How to bring your event to Edinburgh

We recently hosted a Knowledge Exchange to share details of the support available in Edinburgh when it comes to the bidding and planning stages of a conference, allowing you to focus on bringing people together in the beautiful Scottish capital. Here’s what we covered.

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SCVO Gathering 2023: Prioritising accessibility, inclusivity and sustainability

On the 7th and 8th of November 2023, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) brought together 3,500 delegates from across the voluntary sector for an in-person event - ‘The Gathering’ - at the EICC, and in its online counterpart, The Gathering Extra.

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Building on EICC’s Inclusivity Practices

With the world becoming increasingly tuned into the importance of inclusivity across the board, here at the EICC we pride ourselves on being an inclusive, accessible venue. As a modern, purpose-built space, our entire offering centres around accessibility.

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5 Tips for Planning a Successful Event

There's no doubt that planning events is a demanding job. You want the set-up and staging to look brilliant, the sessions to run on-time and for your attendees to feel engaged and inspired by what they see and learn.

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Taking action to restore nature

How our partnership with RSPB Scotland is bringing nature into the heart of our business - and why we’re encouraging others to collaborate too

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