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Edinburgh - a world-class meeting, conference, event and incentive destination

Edinburgh hosts hundreds of conferences every year, ranging from small events to large association meetings. In 2014/15 Convention Edinburgh, working with its members, secured 206 new conferences for the city which is expected to bring 74,400 delegates to Edinburgh in the coming years, generating over £94.3m for the local economy.

The city has a worldwide reputation as a centre of excellence in the fields of energy, medicine, life sciences, informatics, electronics, technology and creative industries.

Edinburgh is ranked 35 in the world ranking of international conference destinations by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and 20th in Europe. Edinburgh annually holds more association meetings than any other UK city outside of London.

Meet in Edinburgh

Scotland’s beautiful and dynamic capital city with its rich, historical roots seamlessly blends with a modern and international flavour. As such it boasts a wealth of exciting and unique venues in and around the city for meeting planners.

Event organisers can choose from majestic to creative, large, purpose-built conference facilities, luxury castles, stately homes, art galleries and museums, underground caves, whisky vaults and even a Royal Yacht! There are in excess of 20,000 beds in Edinburgh and the surrounding area, with over 50% within a 2km radius of the city centre.

Our website meetingedinburgh.com is your one stop shop to venues, hotels and event services in Edinburgh.  Create your shortlist then send your request to multiple businesses at the same time

Need a little more help? Contact JenniferH@conventionedinburgh.com at Convention Edinburgh.

Ambassador Programme

Marketing Edinburgh is supported by an extremely successful Ambassador Programme. Edinburgh Ambassadors are professionals who are able to influence their associations’ choice of conference or events destination. We currently have over 500 Ambassadors who have generated more than £510 million of economic impact for the city in the last decade.  

Become an Edinburgh Ambassador.


Talented Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Region is home to one of the UK's most productive and qualified workforces and is known worldwide for its quality talent base. The region's academic establishments are also globally recognised for their research and teaching excellence. The University of Edinburgh is ranked 5th in the UK, 6th in Europe and 32nd in the world. This excellent talent resource combined with the area's excellent quality of life and environment are major attractions for employers and their employees.