Edinburgh EICC opens new event space

Princess Anne has officially opened the new Lennox Suite, part of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre's (EICC) £30m expansion.

Edinburgh EICC's £30m event space opens
Edinburgh EICC's £30m event space opens

The opening on 15 January was attended by a number of meetings industry professionals. The Princess Royal opened the suite by initiating a computer-controlled sequence of changes to the moving floor system.

The suite’s moving floor enables the space, which is the size of four tennis courts, to be transformed into a flat-floored exhibition space, a tiered theatre for 2,000 delegates, or a performance area for 1,200 spectators. 

The Lennox Suite is an addition to the EICC's £30m redevlopment, which opened in 2013.

The venue in the Scottish capital has a forward schedule of client meetings and events through to the end of 2020 and is predicted to have an economic impact of more than £300m on Edinburgh.

Speaking at the suite opening, Scottish government minister for business, energy and tourism, Fergus Ewing, said that Scotland was gaining a reputation in the global meetings industry.

"We will work together with the industry to leverage the reputation that Scotland has gained on the global stage into even greater returns for business tourism," he said.

"Business tourism is a perfect example of how we can continue to export goods, people and ideas around the world and at the same time welcome ideas, innovation and people into our national culture."

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