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Aberdeen is an inspired choice for business tourism of any kind whether it be a conference, an exhibition or a meeting. The city is a fascinating paradox which successfully blends both the traditional and the modern.
Aberdeen is well known for scientific achievement, culture, commerce and history as well as the international research which has resulted in the two universities in Aberdeen holding four Nobel prizes between them.
Aberdeen is also home to stunning scenery. Head out of the city and within fifteen minutes you can find yourself in the rolling countryside of Royal Deeside, sightseeing in castle country, taking the coastal trail north or south or heading for Speyside - the whisky capital of the world.
Aberdeen has excellent transport links in place making it easily accessible both from within the United Kingdom and also from abroad. Aberdeen International Airport is located just six miles to the north of the city and offers 18 flights per day to London, as well as direct flights to other major UK cities and to Northern European hubs such as Paris, Copenhagen and Frankfurt (from October 2011). Aberdeen also has excellent modern road links in place providing easy access to the city centre as well as a railway station that provides regular services to/from London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness as well as many other parts of the UK.
Aberdeen airport - www.aberdeenairport.com
WHERE TO STAY
Aberdeen has in the region of 4,000 beds in properties which are classified between 3 and 5-star. In addition Aberdeen is also able to provide bed space in a variety of guest houses, bed and breakfasts and campus accommodation. In the surrounding area Aberdeen can also offer bed space in a variety of establishments.
There is a wide range of venues available in Aberdeen, something to suit every occasion and budget. The venues vary from the traditional Music Hall to the high tech state of the art Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC). The AECC is able to provide 7,320 square metres of exhibition space and theatre style conference for up to 2,000 delegates.
Visitors to Aberdeen won't go hungry either; Aberdeen is home to over 330 restaurants with a diverse range of cuisines ensuring that every visitor will find something to suit their taste buds.
ABERDEEN CONVENTION BUREAU SERVICES
Aberdeen Convention Bureau provides a variety of services designed specifically to support conference organisers.
- Venue location services
- Preparation of bid documents and bid support
- Delegation accommodation booking service
- Advice on social programmes
- Site inspections
- Familiarisation visits
- Area information
- Delegate information
- Presentation materials
- Advance event promotion
Energy Cities Alliance
Aberdeen is one of the founding members of the Energy Cities Alliance alongside Calgary, Perth Australia and Abu Dhabi.
Energy Cities Alliance is a partnership of some of the world's most dynamic and economically booming cities in the oil and gas and mining resources industries. Our aim is to support meeting planners who are looking to host successful world class conferences. We wish to share our success with your organisation and provide you with excellence in logistics and delivery.
“Energy” is a word that can be used in many different ways; it can describe the oil and gas industries which thrive in these destinations; however it also portrays the images of light, life and excitement that are the heart and soul of the cities. We invite you to share in the energy and vibrancy of the world's powerhouse economies.
Energy Cities Alliance - www.energycitiesalliance.com
Trump International Golf Links
Spanning approximately 500 hectares of land on the north-east coast of Aberdeenshire, the £750million Trump International Golf Links development will comprise a world class championship links golf course suitable for hosting major international events due to open in July 2012. A second 18-hole links golf course, an iconic hotel set amidst an array of luxury holiday homes and a residential village formed within the unique setting of Menie Estate are proposed for future development resulting in a 5* resort which will be perfect for any incentive group.
Trump International Golf Links - www.trumpgolfscotland.com
Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future (ACSEF) is a public-private partnership that drives economic development in the region. It brings together Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, Scottish Enterprise, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Skills Development Scotland and VisitScotland with representatives from business and academia to ensure a collaborative approach to growing the economy and enhancing quality of life.
ACSEF - www.acsef.co.uk
"The Bureau's support and assistance with our Conference has been invaluable. They have worked tirelessly from day one and have been a pleasure to work with. Our National Conference Committee has been greatly impressed by their experience and knowledge and the remarkably positive support they have provided. I am personally very proud that we have this high calibre of support for conferences and events coming to our City."
Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) 2010