The venue attracted 91,000 delegates in 2016, compared to 71,000 the year before, with the number of events up to 200 from 145 in 2015. This growth was in line with increased international association business during the year and a greater diversity of events taking place at the EICC, including during the Edinburgh Festivals in August.
In May, the EICC became the first Scottish organisation and one of the first in Europe to achieve international Quality and Environmental Standards. On the back of a spate of awards for its commitment to sustainability, environmental standards and accessibility, CEO Marshall Dallas has set the team's sights on becoming one of the most socially responsible conference centres worldwide.
Speaking about the recent successes, Dallas, said: "While the team and I are satisfied with the numbers we have produced for 2016, including moving the business into profitability, perhaps our greatest achievement is our increasing reputation as one of the most accessible and environmentally sound conference centres worldwide, a growing reputation that has helped secure a significant upswing in international association and corporate business. In 2017, we will continue to invest in our people and technology to keep us ahead of the curve."
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