If you’re involved in business tourism in Edinburgh and the Lothians – whether as a venue, accommodation provider, professional conference organiser, entertainment or event management company, transport or support services provider, restaurant, visitor attraction or shop – there are at least 10 compelling reasons why you should join Marketing Edinburgh Convention Bureau…….
- The biggest and the best
Marketing Edinburgh Convention Bureau Ltd (MECB) is the lead agency for conferences in Edinburgh, representing the city of Edinburgh in all its business tourism activities. In 2010-11 we were responsible for securing or influencing 238 conferences for the city, attracting 60,680 delegates, with an economic impact of £84.1m for the city.
- Integrated tourism
Our major funding partners are you, our members, along with the City of Edinburgh Council and VisitScotland. We work closely with these and other agencies to ensure an integrated approach to business tourism in the city.
- Membership strength
With over 150 partner, venues, attractions and conference service providers, we are truly representative of all aspects of business tourism in the city.
- Global partnerships
On behalf of our partners, we actively promote the city as a premier conference destination at major industry events and sales missions in the UK and overseas. We engage in active partnership with many leading industry bodies such as the BestCities Global Alliance and the International Conference and Conventions Association.
- Edinburgh Ambassador Programme
Our award-winning programme identifies specialists in a particular field, whether academic or commercial, and works with them every step of the way in putting together bids for national and international association conferences to be held in the city.
- Direct access to customers
Through our dedicated website www.meetingedinburgh.com your potential clients can make online contact with you and make a Request for Proposal, to which you can respond directly. Instructions on administering your private RFP partners portal can be downloaded here . The instructions are password protected with an identical password to that of the conference calendar.
- Marketing materials
Our partners are promoted free-of-charge through a range of print and online marketing materials, including Blueprint, the comprehensive listings guide to venues and services in the city, supported by co-ordinated press and PR. Partners are encouraged to get involved and participate in further sales and marketing opportunities such as familiarisation and press visits, or hosting Edinburgh Ambassador events.
- Accommodation Booking Service
We offer a streamlined booking service, a one-stop shop which acts as an interface between all our accommodation members and conference organisers, ensuring that delegates are offered appropriate accommodation at the right price. Call 0131 473 3874 for further information.
- Partnership network
Through a range of communications including website news, eblasts, social media channels, our annual report and our regular partners’ meetings, we disseminate news, views and industry trends, in order to inform and engage our partners with the latest business tourism intelligence.
- We welcome feedback
We are your partnership organisation and we are constantly looking for new ways to develop and improve our service to you. So we encourage you to tell us your views, suggest new ideas and give us feedback.
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If you have any further questions, please call Hillary Bett on 0131 473 3871 or email email@example.com