EVENTIT, Scotland’s annual showcase for business event professionals, is set to return following a disruptive year in which Covid-19 forced the organisers to postpone the event twice.
EVENTIT will return on 10 September at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and will mark the first major business event to be held in Scotland since Covid-19 restrictions were first introduced last year.
Judith Wilson, events director of EVENTIT said: “After so long without any physical events it will be wonderful to reconnect the industry throughout Scotland and beyond.
“So much has happened over the last year within our sector and this will offer the perfect opportunity for event organisers and planners to meet up with suppliers, old and new, to find out what developments have taken place during lockdown, partnerships that have been formed with other suppliers and the creative solutions and innovations now available.
“It is an exciting time for our industry, and we are so happy to be providing the platform to restart events in Scotland and bring our community from far and wide back together again.”
Marshall Dallas, CEO at EICC, said: “The EICC held the very first EVENTIT at our venue in 2016 and we’re greatly looking forward to welcoming the organisers, and industry professionals alike, this September, particularly after such a challenging year for the whole sector – a sector that contributes billions of pounds to the Scottish and UK economies.
“As an industry, the last 12 months have tested everyone’s resolve, collectively we have had to innovate in the face of the pandemic, with related measures having been put in place, but nothing beats the experience that is derived from meeting up in person. We all look forward to getting back to that.”
Organisers said EVENTIT’s education programme, with practical workshops and masterclasses and speakers from across the UK events industry, will be confirmed in due course.