Our Vision

To create an environment which inspires ideas that change the world

Welcome to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), where we strive to be more than a venue. Our vision is to inspire transformative ideas that can change the world.

Shared Values, Collective Impact

At the core of our mission are values co-created by our dedicated team. These principles guide us in everything we do – from flawlessly executing events to actively participating in our community.

Join EICC, where our shared values fuel a vibrant environment, fostering innovation and shaping ideas that resonate globally.

  • Individuality
  • Meaningful collaborations
  • Great sense of humour
  • Excellent communicators
  • Creativity
  • Ambition
  • Honesty & integrity
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Team spirit
  • We LOVE our environment

Meet Our Dedicated Team

Discover the powerhouse behind the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). Our skilled team ensures seamless day-to-day operations and delivers exceptional events for our clients.

Passionate Professionals, Exceptional Results

At EICC, our committed team brings expertise to every detail. From planning to on-site management, we tailor unique experiences, exceeding expectations with precision and dedication.

Explore the faces behind EICC, where passion meets proficiency to transform visions into remarkable realities.

Join the EICC Team: Excellence in Collaboration

Discover the heart of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) through our exceptional team. Proudly diverse and passionately dedicated, we collaborate seamlessly to achieve outstanding results for our clients.

Passion and Dedication Define Us

At EICC, our team's dedication and passion drive every aspect of our work, from meticulous planning to flawless execution. Join us and be a catalyst for success, redefining excellence in conference and event hosting.

Embark on a rewarding journey with EICC, where your contribution is pivotal to our collective success.

Our History

The provision of a conference venue in Edinburgh had been on the agenda since the 1980s in response to a surge in demand for conferences throughout the world. This underpinned the vision and mission for the EICC as set by the City of Edinburgh Council in 1993:

‘to procure the successful and continued operation of the Conference Centre in a global market place with national and international customers so as to maximise the economic benefit to the city of Edinburgh’

May 1991

EICC Ltd is Formed

A joint venture is established between Edinburgh District Council and Lothian & Edinburgh Enterprise to allow plans for the EICC to commence.

March 1993

Construction Begins

An official Ground Breaking ceremony takes place and work begins on the EICC.

March 1994

Topping Out Ceremony

The traditional ‘Topping Out’ ceremony marked the last beam being installed as the construction neared completion.

September 1995

EICC Hosts 1st Event

EICC held its first ever conference when Sir Tom Farmer brought Kwik Fit’s Silver Jubilee to the venue.

July 1996

Royal Opening of the EICC

EICC has received many Royal visitors since opening so it was only fitting that Her Majesty The Queen cut the ribbon to officially declare the opening of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

October 1997


Her Majesty The Queen returned to the EICC as the Head of Commonwealth for the CHOGM conference. Nelson Mandela and many other Commonwealth Leaders were also in attendance at this prestigious occasion.

November 2003

EICC Awarded with EFQM

The EICC continued to develop a reputation for quality standards throughout the 90s and into the millennium becoming the first conference venue in the world to win the coveted European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Award.

July 2010

Work Begins on EICC Expansion

The sustained success of the EICC created a demand for increased events space and construction on our most significant milestone to-date began.

May 2013

EICC Expansion Opens

The new Atrium and Lennox Suite open for business - effectively doubling EICC’s capacity and allowing clients even more flexibility for their events.

May 2013

First Event Held in Expanded EICC

The International Investigative Dermatology Conference 2013 became the first event to be held in the expanded EICC, bringing over 2,000 delegates.

September 2013

EICC Welcomes One Millionth Delegate

After 18 years of operation we welcomed our millionth delegate during the European Space Agency's Living Planet event.

January 2015

Lennox Suite Royal Opening

HRH The Princess Royal attends a ceremony at the EICC to officially open the Lennox Suite.

March 2020

EICC Hotel & Hotel School

EICC is granted permission for the development of a new hotel and hotel school at Haymarket, Edinburgh.

Awards & Accreditations: Celebrating Excellence at EICC

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is proud to showcase a distinguished portfolio of awards and accreditations, acknowledging our exceptional service, cutting-edge facilities, and commitment to sustainability.

Proven Excellence, Trusted Choice

Our awards signify not just accomplishments, but a testament to our high standards and client satisfaction. EICC is your trusted choice for impactful and eco-friendly events, recognized internationally for our commitment to excellence.

Explore our accolades and choose EICC for a venue that combines proven excellence with a focus on service, quality, and sustainability.

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2024

Net Zero Champion

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2024

Inspiring Partnership, with RSPB Scotland

ISO 9001

The EICC has been certified since 2002. ISO 9001 is a standard which is based on quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of management, processes and continual improvement.

ISO 14001

The EICC has been certified since 2002. ISO 14001 is a standard which sets out the criteria and framework that a company can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.

ABPCO Best EDI at a Conference

Together with Salvesen Mindroom we were commended for the inclusivity measures which we integrated into ITAKOM

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Green Meetings Standard. Gold. 2023

After the latest assessment, in September 2023, the EICC retained its Green Meetings Gold Award with Green Tourism.

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ABPCO. Innovation Award 2021

In December 2021 our Operations Team received the Innovation Award in recognition of their work in establishing our online events platform.

Hospitality Assured 2022

Our latest assessment and re-accreditation with Hospitality Assured was in 2022.

The E Awards 2019

We were delighted to add to another award win from the E Awards in June 2019, this time for Best Scottish Venue & Events Team. 

Scottish Thistle Awards 2018 / 2019

The Best Business Event was jointly awarded to the European Orthodontic Society (EOS) and the EICC for the EOS Congress in June 2018.  

National Venue Award 2018

In May 2018 we were presented with the Gold Award for Best Event Venue over 1,000 Attendees, and we were recognised with a Silver Award in the Most Versatile Venue category.

The E Awards 2018

We were thrilled to win the Sustainable Event Excellence Award in March 2018 for our collaborative work with the 2017 Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival. 

SEAL Business Sustainability Award

In November 2017 the EICC became one of 11 world-wide organisations to receive one of SEAL's (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) inaugural awards for our leadership in and commitment to sustainable practices.

News & Media: Stay Updated with EICC

Explore the latest and past news from the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). Your go-to source for insights into our current activities and past accomplishments.

Why Follow EICC's Updates?

Dive into our dynamic world with news, providing glimpses into our achievements, events, and industry trends. Stay connected and informed with EICC's evolving narrative in international conferences.

Stay updated, stay connected. Explore EICC's News & Media for an insider's view of our dynamic journey.


EICC gears up for trio of premier events industry conferences

EICC is gearing up for a trio of premier tourism and events industry conferences, with the VisitBritain Association Conference, EXPERIENCEit, and ETAG’s annual tourism industry conference taking place between 5-8 February.

EICC secures major conference wins equating to strongest ever pipeline of events business

The 40 recently secured conferences will bring around 20,000 delegates to Edinburgh and the EICC and translate to around £32 million of economic impact

EICC receives Gold Award from Green Tourism

The venue shows “a clear commitment to promoting sustainable practices” with latest award.

EICC Marks 20th Year of Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Pleasance at EICC, Venue 150 of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the Edinburgh International TV Festival among arts and cultural highlights in August

EICC increases revenue by 45 per cent to £11.8m in “rebound” year

EICC CEO, Marshall Dallas, notes “fast-returning confidence” in the sector and looks ahead to the next phase of growth at Scotland’s leading conference venue.

EICC lines up global energy conferences for 2023

Global energy conferences at EICC in 2023 are set to boost economic benefit to city and region


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