Billed as Scotland’s "biggest banquet in over 400 years", the event featured a formal service of dinner for almost 1,700 people at the Scottish Business Awards.
A three-course dinner of Shetland salmon, Ayrshire pork belly and a sharing assiette of desserts was served after the speech.
The Scottish Business Awards recognise business and entrepreneurship, with 144 business leaders and entrepreneurs shortlisted for awards in eighteen categories ranging from family firms to public companies.
EICC’s chief executive Hans H. Rissmann OBE said: "Our new Lennox Suite uses innovative event technology to deliver a unique space that is always fit for purpose and dressed for the occasion. These awards highlight a vibrancy and strong sense of direction in Scottish business and our new space is a tangible expression of these vital characteristics".
The Scottish Business Awards dinner is believed to be the biggest formal banquet in Scotland since the reign of King James VI (1567-1625) when a banquet for 2,000 people is recorded.