Edinburgh – a popular choice for conference and events

For conference organisers looking for a cost-effective alternative in a city steeped in history, Edinburgh is the obvious choice.

Famed for its listed buildings, Michelin star restaurants and as one of the UK’s leading cultural hubs, Edinburgh offers an attractive destination for those organising a conference or event. The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has ranked the city as the most popular conference destination in Scotland and the second-most visited in the whole of the UK. It continues to have an international influence in science, business and education, and hosts the world’s largest annual arts festival.

First-class conference facilities

As part of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh First offers first-class conference options for those travelling to Scotland’s capital. Based in the heart of the city – just 20 minutes away from Edinburgh Airport by train – Edinburgh First can cater to meetings of all sizes, from small meetings to large conferences for 1,000 delegates.

Edinburgh First has 15 venues across the city, providing more than 70 meeting rooms for delegates. They range from historic venues, such as the 19th century McEwan Hall and the neoclassical Playfair Library Hall, to the state-of-the-art John McIntyre Conference Centre. As well as conference rooms, each venue offers relaxed breakout areas for delegates to unwind.

Accommodation for all needs

What's more, Edinburgh First also offers conference accommodation in Edinburgh, with 153 en-suite bedrooms available year-round plus an additional 1,885 bedrooms from June to September. It has private dining rooms, restaurants, bars and cafés too - as well as all of Edinburgh's attractions right on your doorstep – offering plenty of opportunities for post-conference team-building and networking.

One-stop shop

Edinburgh First’s event management service provides a one-stop-shop service to host, deliver and manage events at any one of its facilities in Edinburgh. The service can help provide advice as guidance, as well as designing and supporting events through website building, event registration and payment handling.

With a choice of historic mansion houses and modern conference facilities, Edinburgh First delivers an efficient and cost-effective solution for any event in Scotland’s historic capital city.

For more details about what Edinburgh First can offer, visit website or call us.

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