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Edinburgh to get £74m conference cash boost

posted 12 Mar 2013, 07:02 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 12 Mar 2013, 07:08 ]

Thousands of delegates are set to bring a huge cash injection to the Capital in the next two years, after the city secured more than £74 million worth of conferences.

Marketing Edinburgh revealed that 132 conferences had been booked for the Capital since April last year in an achievement that will bring more than 48,000 delegates to the city from 2013 to 2015.

The European Congress of Biotechnology to be held in Edinburgh next year is among the conferences. The large-scale event is tipped to bring more than 1000 delegates and £2m in economic benefits.

Venues including the revamped Edinburgh International Conference Centre and many of the city’s leading hotels are expected to benefit.