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Why Make it Edinburgh? There are so many reasons to bring your conference to this incredible city. Edinburgh provides some of the most unique venues available anywhere in the world, has excellent connectivity, and accommodation to suit every budget. It is a renowned centre of excellence in sectors like life sciences, energy, technology, education, finance and the creative industries.

Incomparable Expertise

The epicentre of the Scottish Enlightenment, Edinburgh has a long history of innovation and discovery. Today’s no different. A world leader in fields like life sciences, medicine, renewable energy, education, financial services and technology, it’s also kept its grip on the finer things. Food and drink. The arts. Literature. Whatever your field, this city inspires.

Brilliant Backdrops

There’s no other city with such a range of iconic venues. Purpose-built, state-of-the-art buildings with the absolute latest in conferencing technology. Historic halls and royal residences that blend unique atmosphere with all the facilities you need. Space for anything from 50 to 5,000 delegates. Whatever you’re looking for from your venue, you’ll find it in Edinburgh.

Outstanding Accommodation

As a major international tourist destination, Edinburgh knows how to look after guests. Five-star hotels. Boutique B&Bs. Serviced apartments. University campus residences. We work with a huge number of accommodation suppliers across the city, which means we know how to work with you and your budget to find the perfect place to stay.

Trouble Free Travel

Capital Of Culture

Warm Welcome

Edinburgh Airport serves more than 130 national and international destinations – it’s seven hours from the US East Coast and 60 minutes from London. Public transport between the airport and the city, and within the city itself, is plentiful and easy to use. We can even arrange personal transportation. Ask about the chauffeur service when you call.

Your event doesn’t end when the applause dies away. You want your guests to enjoy every minute of their stay. And Edinburgh offers an almost infinite variety of events and entertainment to help them do that. Eleven annual festivals cover the arts, the sciences, film and literature and attract more than four million visitors every year. And that’s only the beginning!

This is a city that knows how to welcome visitors. That goes for the locals, as well as the service professionals — so we’ve learned from the very best. Our goal is to welcome you to the city, help you with every aspect of your event, and make the most of every minute of your stay.

Unrivalled Restaurants


Edinburgh is Scotland’s political capital — and it’s Scotland’s food capital as well. Four of the country’s 13 Michelin-starred restaurant are in the city, and there are another four with Bib Gourmand listings. But whether you feel like haute cuisine or a simple snack, there’s something in Edinburgh to suit every taste.

Trainspotting. Cloud Atlas. The Da Vinci Code. One Day. Edinburgh and its surrounding areas have been the location for some of the world’s biggest box office hits, so everywhere you go you’ll probably spot something — or someone — familiar. Check out some of the places that have played starring roles on the silver screen.