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Scotland’s third largest city, Aberdeen is known as the Granite City for its many grey-stone buildings. A powerhouse of the UK’s economy - and Europe's energy capital - the city is home to the headquarters of several multinational companies. It is a major city for international conventions and business events and proudly claims extensive expertise in technology, nutrition and life sciences.


Getting here

  • Aberdeen International Airport has direct flights from 50 European destinations.
  • Aberdeen is 2 hours and 30 minutes from Edinburgh or Glasgow by train or road.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre


The Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC) is the North of Scotland’s largest events venue and still growing. Following an investment of £333 million, the centre is proudly opening a new large-scale venue in 2019. The Events Complex Aberdeen (TECA) will have capacity for up to 10,000 people, 48,500 sq metres in space and three on-site hotels.


University of Aberdeen


Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is the UK’s fifth oldest university and has an outstanding history of pioneering research and discoveries. Boasting a wide range of distinctive spaces, facilities and services, its largest seating capacity is 400 delegates theatre-style.

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen Beach Ballroom

Aberdeen Beach Ballroom is a historic art deco building located on the seafront, close to the city centre and a short distance from the airport. The venue’s flagship Main Ballroom, with original art deco features, can accommodate up to 980 in theatre-style seating.

Aberdeen Beach Ballroom
18 Oct 2018(last updated)

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