QEIICC conference centre reports successful year

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) has revealed that it enjoyed a successful financial year, hosting 384 meetings and events and making significant improvements to the facility.

A digital signage system was one of the major developments for the venue, with large flatscreen displays being installed throughout.

The QEIICC spent a total of £1.22 million on refurbishments and improvements to the building and its equipment over 2008 and 2009.

It is now looking forward to continuing these enhancements, with work on a new foyer area and stage lighting in the Whittle conference room set to begin in August.

"Whilst the government, owners of the QEIICC, has indicated that it will, in time, sell its interests in the centre, the business of operating the QEIICC as a going concern is very much a priority," said Ernest Vincent, chief executive of the venue.

Meanwhile, the Edinburgh International Conference Centre is aiming for a £85 million refurbishment to create a new multi-purpose hall, among other developments.

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