Edinburgh welcomes forensic conference

The British Psychological Society’s annual forensic conference is one of ten major events due to be hosted by Edinburgh in the next two years. Up to 200 members of the British Psychological Society forensic division are due to attend their annual conference at the Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University in June. Edinburgh Convention Bureau (EBC), which is helping host the delegates, forecasts that the two-day conference will inject £276,000 into the local economy. The bureau has helped attract nine other conferences and business events, that are scheduled to take place in the city from next month to September next year. They are anticipated to attract 1,900 delegates. The events are worth an estimated £1.7m, range in duration from one to four days, and cover topics including legal services to epidemiology. ECB chief executive Sue Stuart said: “Edinburgh is open for conference business 12 months a year, which makes business tourism a vital contributor to the city and Scotland’s tourism industry.” In 2006 and 2007, the ECB won 165 conferences, which injected £68.5m into the local economy.

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