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Record delegate numbers at EICC
Marshall Dallas: record delegates
The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has reported a record year for delegate numbers and a sharp rise in operating profits.
About 94,000 delegates attended 200 events last year against 91,000 in 2016. Operating profits rose to £1.2 million [2016: £640,000].
Economic impact for the city was up at approximately £55m (2016: £51.6 million).
The EICC benefited from more UK and international Associations and conferences heading to Edinburgh, including the European Robotics Forum, the Microbiology Society Annual Conference and the Institute for New Economic Thinking.
Highlights included former US President Barack Obama making his first keynote speech outside the US since leaving the White House.
Marshall Dallas, chief executive, said: “Our collective desire to create not only the most sustainable conference venue in the world, but also an environment that encourages the formulation of ideas that change the world has paid dividends as we experienced another record year in 2017 in which we welcomed more events and delegates to the EICC than ever before.”