Edinburgh draws feline conference

The European Society of Feline Medicine has selected Edinburgh’s Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa as the venue for its 2008 conference. More than 300 vets and cat care professionals are anticipated to attend the congress, that will be held on 25-28 September. Edinburgh Convention Bureau (ECB) anticipates that the event will be worth £500,000 to the local economy. ECB chief executive Sue Stuart said: “Edinburgh has a worldwide reputation for excellence in the field of veterinary medicine and we are delighted to welcome the European Society of Feline Medicine delegates to the city.” The congress is one of 13 events, including the National Association of Pension Funds Conference, being held in March 2009, that the ECB has recently helped secure for Edinburgh. Collectively, the events are projected to bring 4,130 delegates to the city and inject £5.1m into the economy.

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