Creative and tech events flourishing in Edinburgh

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Creative and tech events flourishing in Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh is celebrating a number of creative and technological wins following recent events which have concluded in the capital.

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit and FinTech Fortnight have welcomed key influencers to collaborate across the city. They form part of the Make it Edinburgh marketing campaign, which is seeking to attract more creative and technology-led events to the city.

These sectors have significant potential for attracting thought leaders, experts and influencers to meet and establish knowledge hubs. These can lead to research funding and more opportunities for investment and jobs.

The city has recently wrapped up its Edinburgh International Festival, recognised globally as the leading curated festival for performing arts in the world. This year’s event featured 2,800 artists from 60 nations, welcoming audiences from more than 80 countries.

Amanda Ferguson, head of Convention Edinburgh, said: “Edinburgh is a place where innovation in creativity and technology is welcomed, celebrated and encouraged to thrive.

“The examples we’re sharing for Make it Edinburgh only skim the top of the experience and developments happening in Scotland’s capital, but we hope it gives planners, associations and specialists in their field an insight into the opportunity and encourages them to choose Edinburgh.

“The city has united in its strengths for the first time, bringing together private and public-sector partners, working collaboratively through the city’s DMO, which is making Edinburgh an even better place to host a conference than ever before.”

Stuart Wood is a news reporter across the Mash Media editorial portfolio. He writes for CMW alongside sister publications Conference News, Exhibition News, Access All Areas and Exhibition World.