Conferences are the talk of the town for ‘ambassadors’

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“AMBASSADORS” from across the UK have gathered in the Capital to discuss how to bring lucrative events to their cities.

Members of the Conference Ambassador Networking Group were invited to the city by Marketing Edinburgh.

The conference saw members from cities such as Aberdeen, Manchester, Belfast, Birmingham gather at the The Point Hotel.

In 2012/13, Edinburgh attracted 179 conferences, worth more than £84.3 million to the city’s economy.

Councillor Frank Ross, economic convener at the city council, said: “Edinburgh excels at attracting events of an international calibre, bringing tremendous economic value to the city, but we’re never complacent. This event is just one of the areas the city is involved in to proactively find ways to keep its appeal fresh, interesting and relevant to conference organisers.”