Edinburgh announced as location for first Global Event Summit

The first Global Event Summit, a partnership between The International Special Events Society (ISES), VisitScotland Business Events and the IMEX Group, will be held in Edinburgh in April 2016.

Details of the event were announced today (13 October) at IMEX America in Las Vegas. As part of the summit, several senior event professionals from North America and Europe will attend IMEX in Frankfurt, before heading on to Scotland for three days of high-level debate. While the summit sessions will be held in the Scottish capital, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and Royal Yacht Britannia, there will be trips to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, home of the SSE Hydro, and the world-renowned Gleneagles Resort, host of the 2014 Ryder Cup. 

Jodi Collen CSEP, International President of ISES, said at IMEX America she was excited to be announcing the launch of the first ever Global Event Summit. "This is set to be a landmark event in 2016 and we are very grateful for the support of our valued partners, IMEX Group and Visit Scotland." 

Meanhwile, head of business events at VisitScotland, Neil Brownlee, said the event was in line with the aim to put Scotland at the heart of the global events industry. "Scotland is the perfect stage for events of all shapes and sizes. We have a highly valued and active relationship with both ISES and IMEX and are delighted to be hosting this significant event during the Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design in 2016."


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