Taking inspiration from the Scottish Enlightenment, our ambition is to support collaboration and to intensify Edinburgh's impressive profile as an international centre of academic research and innovation – creating a stage for ideas that change the world.

Drawing knowledge and expertise from business events, the goals of the Exchange Initiative are to:

  • Raise the profile of Edinburgh's key sectors.
  • Create lasting positive impacts for the city in the fields of health, wellbeing and sustainability.
  • Boost community engagement.

Get in touch

Here are just some of the reasons why you might wish to get involved with the Exchange Initiative:

  • To increase your knowledge of how the city and universities are supporting business events, and explore how business events can add value back to the community.
  • Explore ways to collaborate with people working in your field, or within other fields, across the city.
  • Find out what's involved in bringing a conference within your sector to Edinburgh.
  • Align your event to Scotland’s National Framework.
  • Share related information with the Exchange Initiative Advisory Group.

We'd love to hear from you, so please do get in touch here.


We're proud to work with our city's universities as part of the Exchange Initiative Advisory Board.