EICC at night

at the EICC It has been all systems go at the EICC since our
expansion opened for business. Our first event,
IID 2013 utilised the full scope of the EICC, with more than 2,000 delegates in attendance. We also welcomed Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and hosted the world-renowned, TEDGlobal Conference. You can find out more about each of these events below.

IID 2013

A conference that only comes to Europe once every 15 years, IID 2013 took place from 08-11 May and was a great success. "Our delegates raved about the venue," says Chris Garrett, Conference and Events Services Manager for the British Association of Dermatologists. You can find out more about the event by reading our case study.

IID 2013

TEDGlobal 2013

TED has attracted huge audiences since it was founded in 1984. For the third year running, TEDGlobal came to the EICC for its annual conference, with talks from both the former Greek and Libyan Prime Ministers.

"We had a remarkable TEDGlobal 2013, with 900 attendees from 62 countries gathering in Edinburgh to Think Again, the theme of this year's conference," said Bruno Giussani, European Director of Ted. "We hosted talks from 70 speakers and a dozen performances, and the five days of ideas and conversations couldn't have gone smoother, in large part because of the EICC team's dedication and professionalism. We are grateful to the EICC and to all our partners in Edinburgh for three memorable and inspiring years of TEDGlobal."

- Bruno Giussani, European director of TED

Here are some photos from the event.

The Scottish Business Awards

The nation's most prestigious business awards came to the EICC this year. Bill Clinton delivered a speech at the event, but not before being presented with an honorary degree by the University of Edinburgh. The awards ceremony included the biggest banquet to take place in Scotland in over 400 years, as Leith's at the EICC served dinner for almost 1,700 delegates. You can see more pictures from the event below.

President Clinton

"It was a privilege to welcome President Clinton to Edinburgh and present him with an honorary degree. It recognises his charitable work to develop partnerships which will improve global health, strengthen economies, protect health and wellness and protect the environment."

- Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea, University of Edinburgh