Last night (Tuesday 5th March 2013) over forty local Experts gathered at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), for an Expert’s Evening, co-hosted by VisitAberdeen (the new Destination Marketing Organisation for Aberdeen) . This evening was the first experts’ event in a series planned for 2013.

The Team from AECC and VisitAberdeen welcomed forty experts from the fields of Medical Science, Life Sciences, Computing, Energy and Food Science to the Venue to showcase the range of support services available for Aberdeen based academics looking at bidding to bring conferences to the region.

Experts from the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary attended to learn more about the key services and support within the City and Shire, promoting the benefits of choosing the region as a destination for national and international association conferences.

This event comes prior to some of the AECC Sales Team heading to New York this weekend to attend the Successful Meetings University, where representatives will meet with buyers from official tourist organisations, hotels, Convention Visitor Bureaus, Destination Marketing Companies, airlines, and other suppliers to promote Aberdeen as the perfect International destination for their upcoming programme.

The AECC’s Association Sales team will also be visiting Germany in May this year, to exhibit at IMEX Frankfurt the worldwide exhibition for buyers of incentive travel, meeting and events.  This key exhibition sees over 3, 500 exhibitors and last year welcomed around 14, 000 visitors.

Brian Horsburgh, Managing Director of AECC commented: “We recognise the value of working closely with key experts in the region to help them bring association conferences to the locality. Aberdeen is an ideal venue, as a City rich in culture, commerce, history as well as scientific achievement and medical research, and with our two universities boasting four Nobel Prize winners between them Aberdeen’s academics have a great reputation in many fields.”





For further information please contact Sarah Coutts, PR & Marketing Executive at AECC on 01224 330430; email [email protected].


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