AECC wins £5m worth of association events

The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) will host several high-profile association conferences over the coming months, said to be worth more than £5m in economic benefit.

The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre

The wins include Europe’s largest aviation trade event, Routes Europe, being held at the venue from 12 – 14 April 2015, the Energy Cities Annual Conference taking place from 22-24 April and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists Conference from 13-15 May.

It will be the first time the Routes Europe conference has taken place in the UK. "We’re delighted to be taking Routes Europe to Aberdeen this year," said Katie Bland, director Routes for UBM EMEA. "The event, which is the largest of our regional route development forums, has experienced substantial year on year growth and with over 1,200 delegates expected; the AECC has offered us scope to grow."

The run of events kicks off with the Scottish Liberal Democrats Annual Conference later this month (20 – 22 March), expected to attract around 500 party members. It will be followed by the 22nd Annual Meeting of the United Kingdom Continence Society (25 – 27 March), welcoming around 300 experts to the region.

VisitScotland will also return to the venue from 22 - 23rd April for its annual VisitScotland Expo, with around 240 Scottish businesses promoting their products and services to around 2,000 visitors.

Brian Horsburgh, AECC’s managing director, commented: "The high level of association business coming to the city in the next few months is fantastic; both for the venue and for the region. With a combined total of 4,750 delegates expected to attend these events, the economic benefit of these events totals well over £5m."

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