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EICC secures string of UK and international conferences

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has secured a string of UK and international conference wins for 2022 and 2023. 

The 6th International Symposium on Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease will take place in September 2022, with around 600 delegates expected. In October 2022, the Society for Melanoma Research International Annual Congress will be held at the venue with approximately 1,200 delegates due to attend.

UNISON, the UK’s largest trade union, is also bringing six of its national equality-related conferences to the EICC between February 2022 and October 2023, with 300 and 900 delegates expected at each event.

For example, the UNISON women’s conference will take place in February 2022, the union’s LGBT+ Conference in November 2022, and the Black Members’ Conference in January 2023. UNISON’s re-tired members’, police and justice, and disabled members’ conferences are all taking place in October 2023.

Earlier this month, the EICC welcomed in-person conferences back to the venue when the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine’s annual conference took place, while the month of August saw 14 different shows featured as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021.

Marshall Dallas, CEO, EICC, said: “It’s great to see a number of major national and international conferences set to take place, and what’s notable is the definite feeling of a return of confidence in business travel across the events industry as a whole. That has been reflected in the many conversations our team has been having with conference organisers worldwide, the conferences we are announcing today, and further conference wins we have in the pipeline.”

Photo: By Stewart Atwood. Delegates at the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine’s annual conference at the EICC in September