Video conferencing technology is now live at the centre, including a new system which enables hosts to interact with their delegates by asking questions and conducting opinion polls and surveys. The response system allows each member of the audience to respond via a wireless keypad which transmits the information instantly via a receiver.
Lynne Geary, commercial operations manager for the Centre says that more and more companies are looking to use new technologies as an integral part of their conferences and events.
"We have seen a large increase in the number of people asking whether or not we can offer video conferencing facilities to delegates," she said. "The industry is well aware that – for economic and environmental reasons – more and more companies and organisations prefer their employees to ‘dial-in’ to conferences and participate through video conferencing and media rather than travel long distances to attend."
Lindsay Brown, UK marketing manager at VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit, said: "It is fantastic to see the Edinburgh Conference Centre pushing boundaries and leading the way in virtual and interactive conferencing."