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AECC to host four major international conferences

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) will be welcoming nearly 3,000 delegates from all over the world when it hosts four major international conferences over the next two months (October and November 2014).

Around 1,500 delegates are expected at the Venue this week (14-16th October 2014) for the Deep Offshore Technology, conference and exhibition (DOT).This is the first time the conference and exhibition has been held in Europe and the Organisers chose Aberdeen as the Energy Capital of Europe as their ideal location for the 2014 event.

DOT will be followed by the Low Carbon Innovation Conference and Exhibition which comes to AECC from the 20th-22nd October 2014. This event will showcase the innovative projects taking place across the UK’s electricity and gas networks. Being held for the first time in Scotland, the Low Carbon Innovation event is being hosted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution and expects to attract 750 delegates from across the UK.

At the end of the month (28th – 30th October 2014), the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) are holding their conference in Aberdeen, with 350 delegates expected. The Hydrographic Society in Scotland led the bid with local Ambassadors Dave Bowden and Andy Dare.

Just a month later (26th -28th November 2014) the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland come to the Centre for their annual conference, bringing 250 top medical professionals to Aberdeen. This conference was successfully secured for Aberdeen by local Ambassador Professor Zygmunt Krukowski from the University of Aberdeen.

The Team at AECC worked with the City’s Destination Marketing Organisation, VisitAberdeen, to bid for and secure these prestigious international events.

Brian Horsburgh, AECC’s Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted to welcome these four major conferences to AECC. The DOT event this week has kicked off a busy month for international events at AECC and we are looking forward welcoming al of the organisers, delegates and exhibitors. These events are not only exciting in terms of showcasing the knowledge and research taking place in Aberdeen, they also generate a high level of economic impact into the area. We also hope delegates return to explore the wider region in the future.”

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