Aberdeen Prepares to Shine at IMEX America

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) are preparing to exhibit at IMEX America next week as part of the Visit Aberdeen presence.  AECC will attend along with VisitScotland and fifteen other Scottish partners showcasing Scotland to the Professional Meeting and Incentive industry.  IMEX America will be held in Las Vegas next week from 9th – 11th October 2012. 

Visitors to the VisitScotland stand will have the opportunity to witness traditional Scottish entertainment while learning more about one of the leading international meeting, incentive and convention destinations. From ancient lore to modern celebrity news, Scotland continues to be one of the world’s most intriguing destinations for North American meetings, incentive and conventions. The creativity of Scotland’s meeting planners with the ingenuity of its Destination Management Companies streamlines the process for planners as they seek to deliver memorable programs.

With over 400 events and around 300, 000 people coming through the Venue each year to attend a wide variety of conferences, meetings and events, the team at AECC aim to ensure that everyone has a memorable time in Aberdeen: an accessible global hub and the Energy Capital of Europe: Blending new technology with a breadth of Scotland’s natural awe-inspiring wonder.

AECC’s Managing Director, Brian Horsburgh, said: “Aberdeen is a wonderful City and AECC with Visit Aberdeen continually endeavour to showcase both the Venue and the City to a wide range of international professionals to continue to attract the high levels of overseas clients we welcome through our doors year on year.”

VisitScotland is Scotland’s national tourism organisation. Its core purpose is to maximise the economic benefit of tourism to Scotland. VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit, drives meeting and incentive business and generates more than $800 million in revenue annually for the country.

“Scotland is a world-class destination for world class incentives”: says Richard Knight of VisitScotland. “This provides an exceptional platform to showcase offerings we have for this market.”

Whilst in Las Vegas, AECC will also be attending the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Global Professionals Conference which runs from the 11th – 12th October.  Overlapping with IMEX America, PCMA will bring 90 global meeting professionals based in USA together with key international supplier, this is the second time the Conference has taken place and the second time that AECC have attended.

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For more information please contact Sarah Coutts, PR & Marketing Executive on 01224 330430 or email scoutts@aecc.co.uk.

To schedule a meeting at the show with AECC, please contact Anna Mackenzie on 01224 330488, or by email amackenzie@aecc.co.uk.

To schedule a meeting with VisitScotland at IMEX America, interview opportunities, or for sources who have planned meeting and incentive trips in Scotland, contact kristen.teufel@aboutdci.com or 212-444-7176.

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