Highlights at the EICC Here’s to the next 20 years!

Celebrating our anniversary

It’s been an incredibly exciting time for the EICC as we celebrated our 20th anniversary in September.

From the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in 1997 to George Clooney headlining the Scottish Business Awards this month, we have held thousands of inspiring and impactful events over the last 20 years. And with the recent development and expansion of the conference centre, including the much heralded Lennox Suite, there’s no doubt that there will be many more exciting events to come in the future.

George Clooney
The EICC has seen its share of famous faces. George Clooney recently hosted the Scottish Business Awards

CEO Marshall Dallas says: “While we are now widely regarded as one the world’s top conference venues, the next 20 years will be about investing in our people and technology to ensure that we remain at the forefront of the industry. All signs point to us heading in the right direction as we enter the next exciting phase of growth.

“We would not be where we are without the collaborative relationships with so many partners across the city – a city which has benefited from infrastructure improvements in recent times; where inward investment is on the up; our universities are increasingly world renowned; and we have a burgeoning tech scene.”

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Upcoming events at the EICC

Arnie is back

An Experience with Arnie

Olexy Productions is bringing Arnold Schwarzenegger back to the UK for an exclusive ‘Experience with’ black tie dinner event at the EICC on 20 January 2016.

The world’s biggest action movie star will be answering questions live on stage, while guests can also expect a Terminator theme, fantastic Arnie impersonations from Stuart Arnold of Britain’s Got Talent and music from a 22-piece big band orchestra.

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Heroes assemble

Edinburgh Comic Con

Organised by Hero Conventions, the 3rd annual Edinburgh Comic Con takes place at the EICC on 2 and 3 April 2016. Featuring internationally renowned guests from comics, television, film and media, the two days will be jam-packed with Q&As, signing sessions, prop displays and workshops.

So far, actress Kerry Ingram, better known as Princess Shireen Baratheon from Game of Thrones, and artist for Marvel Comics Marco Rudy, are confirmed to appear at the EICC. Fans are also invited to enter the much-anticipated cosplay competition.

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A dancing delight

Ballet West: The Nutcracker

For the first time, Ballet West’s exciting young company will take its new touring production of The Nutcracker to the EICC. The lead roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince will be danced by Guest Principles, Sara-Maria Barton and Andreas Battaggia.

The matinee and evening performances on 20 February mark the end of a nine-venue Scottish tour.

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The Joy of Mincing

Julian Clary

Author, TV star and national trinket, Julian Clary returns to the stage with a new show celebrating 30 years as a camp comedian.

He has got so much to tell you: the ups and downs of his sordid love life; the true and heart-stopping account of how he saved Dame Joan Collins’ life; and the perils of his DIY electrical home enema kit. Witness a masterclass in camp comedy.

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