Choose Edinburgh for Your Exhibition: A Captivating Destination

When selecting a location for your next exhibition, few cities can match the allure and vibrancy of Edinburgh. Nestled amidst the breathtaking Scottish landscape, Edinburgh stands as a distinguished hub for conferences and events. Here are compelling reasons why you should choose our beautiful city, with the renowned Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) as your event venue:

Rich Cultural Heritage and Landmarks:

Edinburgh is home to iconic landmarks, with Edinburgh Castle taking centre stage as one of the world's most famous buildings. Imagine hosting your event against the backdrop of this historic fortress, particularly during the city's spectacular New Year and Festival fireworks. The city's choice of world-class museums and galleries adds a cultural dimension to your social programme, providing delegates with incredible options to explore and enjoy during their visit.

Inspiration and Innovation:

Edinburgh has long been a breeding ground for inspiration and innovation. Throughout centuries, the city has nurtured some of the greatest minds across various disciplines, including philosophy, economics, finance, literature, law, medicine, engineering, and architecture. Known as the 'Festival City,' Edinburgh boasts a year-round programme of arts and cultural events, fostering an atmosphere of creativity and forward-thinking.

Convenient Accessibility:

Edinburgh's accessibility is a key advantage for event organisers and attendees alike. Edinburgh Airport, just 20 minutes from the city centre, connects to 130 worldwide destinations. Extensive rail links across the UK, including more than 20 daily trains between Edinburgh and London taking just over four hours, make the city easily accessible for both national and international delegates. Once in Edinburgh, the compact and walkable city offers a range of transportation options, including buses, trams, and taxis, ensuring convenient navigation during the event.

EICC's Central Location:

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre is strategically located in the heart of Edinburgh, making it easily accessible for delegates. A short walk from a diverse selection of hotels and attractions, the EICC's central location enhances the overall experience for exhibitors and attendees. How to get here.

Recognition and Prestige:

Edinburgh's accolades speak volumes about its appeal as an event destination. For the past ten years, the city has retained its status as the most popular UK destination (outside London) for hosting UK and International Association Meetings (ICCA). It has been voted the UK’s Top City for 13 consecutive years and the UK’s second favourite city (Condé Nast Travel Awards 2015), welcoming over 4.5 million visitors per year. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Edinburgh boasts the largest concentration of listed buildings in the UK.

Diverse and Thriving Sectors:

Beyond its historical and cultural significance, Edinburgh is a global influencer in science, business, education, medicine, and the arts. The city's creative sector, encompassing advertising, architecture, software development, and publishing, is robust and fast-growing. Edinburgh serves as the political and economic heart of Scotland, offering a dynamic environment for networking and collaboration.

Culinary Delights and Michelin Star Restaurants:

Edinburgh is a haven for food enthusiasts, boasting more Michelin star restaurants than any other city outside London. With a plethora of dining options, the city's culinary scene caters to diverse tastes. Delegates can indulge in a gastronomic adventure with a wide array of restaurants per head, making Edinburgh a culinary destination in its own right. Edinburgh food and drink.

Favourable Climate:

Contrary to common perceptions of Scottish weather, Edinburgh experiences rainfall well below the Scottish average. In fact, the city has less annual rainfall than cities like Rome, Frankfurt, and New York. This favourable climate ensures a pleasant and comfortable environment for events throughout the year. View the forecast.

Choose Edinburgh for your exhibition, and you are not just selecting a venue; you are opting for an experience that seamlessly blends history, innovation, accessibility, and cultural richness. Make your event truly memorable in a city that leaves an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of your delegates. We look forward to hosting your next exhibition at the EICC in the captivating city of Edinburgh. Contact us today.

Even in winter, the charm of the city shines through with the historic buildings sitting alongside so many modern, trendy things to see and do. Once we’d decided on Edinburgh, choosing the EICC was a no-brainer! It’s quite rare to find the kind of purpose-built conference centre we required right in the heart of the city.

Jai Mistry, Organiser, British Hip Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2023