Venue & Hospitality
Conference Dates: November 15-17, 2018
Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Capital
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Edinburgh EH12 9DN, UK
11.2 km. About 18 mins (1.5 km)
• Head northeast toward Eastfield Ave 71m
• Exit the roundabout onto Eastfield Rd 0.5km
• At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Eastfield Rd – 0.3 km
• At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the A8 ramp to Edinburgh/A720/City Bypass – 0.3 km
• Merge onto Glasgow Rd/A8
• Continue to follow A8 –6.1 km
• Turn right onto Balgreen Rd – 1.2 k m
• At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Stevenson Rd – 0.4km
• Continue onto Westfield Rd 0.4 km
• Continue onto W Approach Rd (1.8 km)
• Turn left onto Morrison Link
Destination will be on the right 0.2 km
Edinburgh is Scotland's second most populous city and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. The official population estimates are 464,990 (2012) for the Locality of Edinburgh (Edinburgh pre 1975 regionalisation plus Currie and Balerno),507,170 (2016) for the City of Edinburgh and 1,339,380 (2014) for the city region. Edinburgh lies at the heart of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region comprising East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian.The city is the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. It is home to national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582 and now one of four in the city, was placed 23rd in the QS World University Rankings in 2018.The city is also famous for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, the latter being the world's largest annual international arts festival. Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town, built in the 18th century. Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town together are listed as a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site, which has been managed by Edinburgh World Heritage since 1999. Situated in Scotland's Central Belt, Edinburgh lies on the Firth of Forth's southern shore.
Like most of Scotland, Edinburgh has a temperate, maritime climate which is relatively mild despite its northerly latitude.Winter daytime temperatures rarely fall below freezing and are milder than places such as Moscow and Labrador which lie at similar latitudes. Summer temperatures are normally moderate, rarely exceeding 22 °C (72 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in the city was 31.4 °C (88.5 °F) on 4 August 1975 at Turnhouse Airport. The lowest temperature recorded in recent years was −14.6 °C (5.7 °F) during December 2010 at Gogarbank. In an average year, the temperature will drop to a minimum of −7.3 ºC (18.9 ºF)
Edinburgh has the strongest economy of any city in the United Kingdom outside London and the highest percentage of professionals in the UK with 43% of the population holding a degree-level or professional qualification. According to the Centre for International Competitiveness, it is the most competitive large city in the United Kingdom. It also has the highest gross value added per employee of any city in the UK outside London, measuring £57,594 in 2010. It was named European Best Large City of the Future for Foreign Direct Investment and Best Large City for Foreign Direct Investment Strategy in the Financial Times fDi magazine awards 2012/13.
Outside the Festival season, Edinburgh supports several theatres and production companies. The Royal Lyceum Theatre has its own company, while the King's Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Theatre and Edinburgh Playhouse stage large touring shows. The Traverse Theatre presents a more contemporary repertoire. Amateur theatre companies productions are staged at the Bedlam Theatre, Church Hill Theatre and King's Theatre among others. The Usher Hall is Edinburgh's premier venue for classical music, as well as occasional popular music concerts. It was the venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 1972. Other halls staging music and theatre include The Hub, the Assembly Rooms and the Queen's Hall. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is based in Edinburgh.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Edinburgh Castle.
- Palace of Holyroodhouse.
- The Royal Mile.
- Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
- National Museum of Scotland.
- St. Giles Cathedral.
- Edinburgh Zoo.
- Calton Hill .
- Our Dynamic Earth.
- Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
- The Scotch Whisky Experience.
- The Royal Yacht Britannia.
- The Museum of Childhood.