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Ferguson to head up business tourism

Marketing Edinburgh has appointed Amanda Ferguson as head of business tourism. 

Ms Ferguson brings more than 19 years of experience in UK and international B2B marketing and events to the role.

This includes spells with Edinburgh International Convention Centre (EICC), University of Edinburgh, and most recently, VisitScotland Business Events.

Working at VisitScotland for the last ten years, she was responsible for the implementation and management of the organisation’s business events marketing strategy for the UK and European markets, which combined, represent 85% of all business events and meetings in Scotland.

At Marketing Edinburgh, she will be driving the overall strategic development and operational management of the organisation’s business tourism arm, Convention Edinburgh.  Managing a team of eight, her role will be to market and sell the services of Convention Edinburgh and its members, while enhancing the profile of Edinburgh as a world-leading business tourism destination.

John Donnelly, chief executive, Marketing Edinburgh said: “Amanda is an incredibly strong appointment for Marketing Edinburgh. Her expert industry knowledge, business acumen, international experience and drive, will be crucial in the future success of Edinburgh’s business tourism offering.

“This is a very exciting time for Marketing Edinburgh. Along with our senior management team and new board, Amanda will also play an important role in helping to shape the vision of Marketing Edinburgh’s next five-year business strategy.” 

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