Your guide to Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC)

The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) overlooks the A90 north of Aberdeen and is only 6.8 miles east of the Speedbird Inn and Aberdeen Airport, with an approximate driving journey time of 12 minutes, making the hotel a superbly convenient hotel accommodation provider to the conference delegate, business guest or convention attendee

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The completion of this ambitious £18 million redevelopment project in Spring 2003 marked the beginning of an exciting new era at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC). As one of Scotland’s most important recent development projects, the expansion and refurbishment of the North’s leading events venue is of great significance to the City of Aberdeen and the surrounding area. By the year 2012, it is estimated that the Centre’s contribution to the local economy will amount to around £100 million per annum

As a result of the redevelopment project, AECC now boasts a wide range of world-class convention facilities as well as a 450- seat auditorium. Its refurbished Boyd Orr hall offers plenary capacity for up to 2000 delegates, making it an ideal location for major meetings and conventions. A further two new 565m multi-purpose halls, known as the Gordon and Crombie suites, provide further large, flexible meeting spaces for conferences, small exhibitions and banqueting functions

Latest AECC news

Facilities at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre are now set to be enhanced to benefit Offshore Europe and other major events and allow the venue to continue to generate significant sums of money for the local economy

Finance and Resources Committee members have voted unanimously in favour of funding for a £1million scheme to create new high-quality temporary event space, which has been driven by demand from the growing number of companies eager to attend Offshore Europe

The project will allow AECC to generate additional space-rental income, which will in turn allow Aberdeen City Council to reduce the amount of subsidy to the venue by an equivalent amount

The conference centre currently generates around £80 million a year for the North-east and is a vital part of the region's economic infrastructure, without which Aberdeen could not host Offshore Europe, the All Energy Conference and other major events

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