Why Aberdeen?

Aberdeen has long played a significant role in the conference and events industry, thanks to its oil fuelled economy and expertise in many other buoyant sectors including life sciences and nutrition.

Recognised by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) as a UK top city for hosting international conferences, Aberdeen continues to substantially invest and develop its conference facilities including the opening of P&J Live in 2019 – 48,000sqm of purpose-built and event space offering sustainability through an onsite green energy plant.

With over 50 diverse venues and 7,000 modern, traditional and luxury hotel bedrooms the city’s offering is very competitive; there has never been a better time to bring your conference here.

Aberdeen is within easy access thanks to its own international airport, railway station and ferry terminal. The city is well connected to major European hubs as well as North America through London flight connections.

With a climate that is warmer and drier than the Scottish average, and with some of the longest summer days, Aberdeen’s clear air provides the fuel for fresh thinking.

And, with the unique and authentic Scottish product on offer here, you can rest assured that your delegates won’t forget their experience beyond the conference either.

Aberdeen has excellent transport links, very good hotels and is a very easy place to sell to conference organisers. It is steeped in history, has over 300 castles, a city centre plus a beach and beautiful surrounding scenery. The P&J Live is a recent addition to the area and has the capacity to host large events.

Professor Angela Kydd, Clinical Professor - NHS Grampian & Robert Gordon University
Bring More to Aberdeen

Become an Ambassador

Talk to us about becoming a conference ambassador and we’ll provide our very best teams, support and advice to help get you involved in event bidding.

We have a host of opportunities throughout the year for you to meet with like-minded ambassadors within our network and to find out more about our business tourism activity. These include venue familiarisation events, Aberdeen Ambassador Network briefings, webinars, an annual celebration event, and social events

Ambassador Network