Edinburgh wins international fisheries event

Edinburgh International Conference Centre will host the World Fisheries Congress in 2012

Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Edinburgh International Conference Centre

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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