At its inaugural awards ceremony held at Norwood Hall on Wednesday 6th May, Team Aberdeen welcomed 70 guests from academic backgrounds to recognise the efforts of the city ambassadors who have successfully secured new business for the city, celebrating Aberdeen as a diverse conference destination. Out of the 16 conferences receiving awards, 11 were international, nine of which were held at AECC.
Team Aberdeen which is a collaboration between AECC, VisitAberdeen, the University of Aberdeen and The Robert Gordon University, collectively brought a total of 16 new conferences and 6, 000 delegates in 2014/15 into the city with an estimated economic benefit worth £9 million into the region.
We are delighted to have been involved with the Team Aberdeen Ambassadors and creating this event to recognise their work. Aberdeen’s team approach is fantastic for attracting conferences and events of this scale to the city and we look forward to working closely with the ambassadors on future events. – Louise Lonie, Director of Sales and Marketing, AECC