Scotland has a strong track record and international reputation as the perfect stage for major business, cultural and sporting events.
VisitScotland Business Events are the dedicated team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate who drive events of all sizes into Scotland from around the world. We inspire our international audiences to hold their events in a world renowned destination and facilitate the organisation of conferences, congresses and meetings.
Events bring incredible value to Scotland’s economy, generating and supporting jobs and attracting visitors from across the globe. The VisitScotland National Conference Bid Fund and the work of our partners have helped attract 160 events from around the world, over 163,000 delegates and a £284m contribution to Scotland’s economy.
Scotland’s long tradition of innovation has resulted in the country being a world leader in informatics, game design, digital technologies and world-pioneering research in life sciences. For this reason Scotland is ranked highly in the International Congress and Convention Associations league tables for being one of the most popular destinations to host international association events. Scotland really is the place where ideas become legends.
Conferences and Exhibitions not only bring substantial benefit to our economy, but also promote Scotland’s profile on the world stage. Business events nurture collaboration between Scotland and worldwide partners; they help build the country’s infrastructure and provide huge potential for inward investment to our industries, our universities and our research institutes. Business Events are vital to Scotland’s future success and innovation legacy.