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EICC looks forward to Q3 return of large events with triple win

Following the implementation of COVID-secure health and safety measures, the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has secured three major conferences for 2021.

The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine is set to take place in September 2021, Cleantech Forum Europe in October 2021 and the Society for Endocrinology in November 2021.

EICC CEO Marshall Dallas said: “It would be a huge understatement to say we are looking forward to the return of conferences next year, particularly in light of the challenging time our team has faced since the pandemic took hold and we closed doors at the venue back in March.  There are typically long lead times in the conference and events industry, so we relish the opportunity to plan ahead for these three major conferences, and we continue to take bookings for large scale conferences for late 2021 and into 2022.

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The EICC is planning for business events and conferences back in the venue in 2021 (by Stewart Attwood)

 

Dallas added that the “rapid and successful” rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine would be “key” going forward.

“We are confident we will see more UK conferences and events feed through next year, with a fuller return to international conferences in 2022.  We also know that business events will be a key driver in rebooting the Scottish economy as we come out of the pandemic.”

Rob Lawson, chairman of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, said: “The influence of lifestyle medicine is increasingly accepted as an essential component for addressing the growing impact of avoidable 21st-century disease globally.  The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine is pleased to be bringing its 5th annual international conference to the EICC on its 25th anniversary.”

The EICC, which has been running online events since lockdown, came into 2020, the year of its 25th anniversary, on the back of a record year in 2019 and has produced an economic impact of more than £720 million since opening its doors in September 1995.  During that time, 3,500 events have been held at the venue with total delegate numbers standing at 1,475,892.