Record 2016 for EICC

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) hosted the most events and delegates in its 21-year history during 2016, racking up 200 events and 91,000 delegates. <br />The venue also celebrated a record turnover, moving into profitability for the first time since its £35m expansion project was completed in 2013. <br />The success of 2016 was...

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) hosted the most events and delegates in its 21-year history during 2016, racking up 200 events and 91,000 delegates.


The venue also celebrated a record turnover, moving into profitability for the first time since its £35m expansion project was completed in 2013.


The success of 2016 was attributed in part to increased international association business throughout the year and partly to a greater diversity of events taking place during the Edinburgh Festival in August.


Other highlights throughout the year included achieving International Quality and Environmental Standards, receiving an Autism Friendly Award and hosting Leonardo DiCaprio as keynote speaker for the Scottish Business Awards.


Marshall Dallas, chief executive of the EICC, said: “While the team and I are satisfied with the numbers we have produced for 2016, including moving the business into profitability, perhaps our greatest achievement is our increasing reputation as one of the most accessible and environmentally sound conference centres worldwide, a growing reputation that has helped secure a significant upswing in international association and corporate business.


“In 2017, we will continue to invest in our people and technology to keep us ahead of the curve."

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Source: www.exhibitionnews.co.uk