The EICC is Edinburgh's main conference centre is a short walk from Festival Square and Haymarket Station. The EICC opened in 1995, and has since held thousands of events, attracting several hundred thousand delegates to the Scottish capital. The EICC is a company with a single shareholder, The City of Edinburgh Council.
As well as hosting large-scale business, academic, and corporate related events, the purpose-built conference centre also hosts the annual Big Comedy Gala in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Pleasance Kids shows during the Fringe in August.
The conference centre has a 1200-raked seating auditorium which transforms into 3 separate auditoria "at the touch of a button". The EICC also offers banqueting for up to 850 people or 2000 sq metres of exhibition space, as well as 4 suites that can be subdivided to create 11 meeting rooms.
The EICC development comprises two aspects: expansion space for the EICC, which features a 1,600 sq m multi-purpose hall with a moving floor system; and over 180,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation.