Edinburgh is a modern and dynamic city, bustling with life and enterprise.
The city has some of the largest centres of excellence which attract the world's sharpest and most creative minds, from the Edinburgh Science Triangle made up of the BioQuarter, one of Europe's leading facilities of translational medical research, to the Informatics Forum of the University of Edinburgh, the Roslin Institute and the Edinburgh University Veterinary School. These institutes are all within thirty minutes of each other and house more than 3,000 world class researchers and over 100 market-leading companies, creating a "super-campus" which continues to grow. These centres offer unrivalled opportunities to collaborate and connect healthcare professionals, researchers, academia and inventors with conference delegates. Consistently positioned as the UK's most popular host city for international association meetings outside London, Edinburgh is also ranked 32nd in the 2017 world ranking of international conference destinations by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
Against this impressive backdrop, Edinburgh is also one of the most beautiful cities in the world and provides extraordinary options for social programmes. The city has two adjacent UNESCO World Heritage sites with stunning architecture and wonderful galleries, museums, theatres and art venues and was designated the first UNESCO city of Literature. It is the festival capital of Europe, with a dazzling array of events throughout the year and is guaranteed to inspire memories that last a lifetime.
Scotland's award-winning city, combined with the flexible space offered by the Old Town Collection presents conference organisers with a wonderful opportunity to host highly professional and memorable events.
Edinburgh Airport is only 12km from the city centre, with 227 routes to 157 destinations. There are high speed rail links to all major cities in Britain and an efficient national road network. The weather is temporate, with less annual rainfall than Rome, Frankfurt and New York, and Edinburgh enjoys clear, crisp sunny days in spring and autumn.