NATO conference worth £1.3m for Edinburgh

Edinburgh
International Conference Centre says the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s 55th
Annual Session, to be held at the venue in November, is expected to bring £1.3
million of economic benefit to the city.

The major North
Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) meeting is expected to attract 600
delegates between 13 and 17 November.

EICC’s
head of events team Karen Wood says: “We host a major governmental or
transnational institution meeting on average every two years and are widely
experienced in meeting the special needs of policymaker delegates and of
providing large scale secretariat facilities.

“The
NATO Parliamentary Assembly meets annually and the 2009 event was tendered to
five UK
cities by the House of Commons Overseas Office. We previously hosted this
meeting in 1998 and won this year’s event in competition with London,
Cardiff, Manchester
and Birmingham.

“It is
also 10 years since Edinburgh became a centre of
devolved government in the UK
which means we are well rehearsed in high security event hosting, as well as
facilitating the legacy and low carbon goals of government meetings.”

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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