2014 is proving to be an incredible year for Scotland. The Commonwealth Games are just around the corner; the Year of Homecoming has seen numerous exciting events take place; and festival season is now underway. At the heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is our very own Venue 150 at EICC. You can read more about this year’s vibrant line-up in our cover feature.

In May we hosted over 1,900 guests at the Scottish Business Awards, where Sir Richard Branson addressed the audience with a Q&A session. Read the spotlight feature to find out more about the awards and about how the EICC team can create a spectacular banquet event for you.

Our Hidden Gems feature tackles an almost impossible task: what to do if you only have 24 hours in Edinburgh. If you know someone visiting the capital that would find this feature useful, why not share this article with them? Our handy sharing buttons make it simple to share content with colleagues, friends and family.

We hope you enjoy the read and please feel free to give your feedback to us by emailing conferencecall@eicc.co.uk.

Hans H Rissmann OBE
Responsible for EICC