Edinburgh Convention Bureau (ECB) has won its bid to host the World Fisheries Congress in 2012.
The five-day event is anticipated to attract 2,000 delegates to Edinburgh and generate £3m in delegate spending.
Edinburgh beat Norway to host the event, which will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
The Scottish capital has recently won a further nine international conferences, which are anticipated to inject £5.2m into the local economy.
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