A chance for some networking over breakfast and then some updates from the different elements of Marketing Edinburgh. After the break a keynote talk from Chris Fair on "The Second 'M' in DMMO". DMO used to be Destination Marketing Organisation but it is increasingly morphing into Destination Management Organisation. Combining the two gives DMMO. This is all about ideas of 'place-making' for residents and visitors, directing more spending to managing better places to live and visit and the marketing will follow (through visitor/resident generated content on social media).
The Institution of Fire Engineers International Conference focussed on the organisation's centenary theme of ‘Young people and fire; reducing risks and saving lives’. The IFE hosted Dame Judith Hackitt who provided an update on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, as well as a range of expert speakers from around the globe on subjects including fires in nightclubs; school fires and the importance of sprinklers; wildfires; and fire safety strategy in healthcare facilities. Delegates also benefitted from updates from LABC, the NFPA and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
The Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival (EAF) has become the largest Anaesthesia meeting in Scotland with over a third of its delegates travelling from all over the world.
The 2018 programme (13-15 August 2018) was crammed with renowned national and international speakers delivering topical lectures on a wide variety of anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine related subjects.
The event took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre with an evening dinner at the National Gallery of Scotland at The Mound.
In March 2018 Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) held a national event - SDS National Voice - at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The overarching aim of the event was to promote and showcase good self-directed support practice across Scotland. Delegates from across Scotland participated in a range of sessions.
The joint 19th International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) and 11th European Biophysical Societies' Association (EBSA) Congress met in Edinburgh, Scotland in July 2017.
The event, the first IUPAB-affiliated congress to be held in the UK for 33 years and the second joint congress to be held with the EBSA, was hosted by the British Biophysical Society and the Biological Physics Group of the Institute of Physics (IOP). They assembled an outstanding scientific programme including all areas of contemporary biophysics in a varied programme from single molecule studies to complex machineries, new methodologies and theory, and applied across all biological systems. The programme of plenary lectures, invited talks and selected oral presentations from younger scientists attracted a truly international participation.
The venue was the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) which hosted just over 1300 registered participants from 52 nations across the world. Speakers ranged from Nobel Prizewinners to young students. The pictures below give a flavour of the Congress.