Read what some of our clients have to say about when they've Experienced Excellence.

‘The location, on-site accommodation, conference and sporting facilities provided an excellent setting for our course and practical workshops. The first rate, professional service received before, during and after the event means that we would have no hesitation in recommending The Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University and would consider the venue for our future needs.’

Euan Dorward, Events Officer
Scottish Golf Union

“You have a first-class conference set up with a magnificent conference team - you can be rightly proud of both the facility and yourselves. It has been a privilege to work with you all.

“Thank you for helping us to put on a unique and once in a lifetime experience.”

Sally McMath
Chairman, Girlguiding UK Planning Team

“Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder seen primarily in females which causes multiple developmental disabilities and leaves the sufferers completely dependent. 

“This conference is to bring together scientists, health professionals and family members to further the research towards a cure for Rett Syndrome as well as to deepen the understanding and support of those afflicted.  I am a parent of a Rett girl as well as a professional medical meeting manager and I know we have found in the Edinburgh Conference Centre a venue that is truly all-inclusive. 

“With these facilities we are capable of holding a high-level, professional scientific program with varying audio-visual presentation requirements along with multiple social functions while all at the same time being able to provide comfortable and convenient housing for our speakers and attendees. 

“The fact that the campus has its own shops, bank, sports facility and bus stop to the nearby centre of Edinburgh allows us to know our registrants have plenty of access to all their needs outside of the conference.”

Kristofer S. Herlitz, President
The Herlitz Company, Inc.

As conference organiser to HEART UK, I found the team at the University including the conference office, audio visual, caterers and porters to be professional, punctual and friendly.

No request was too much and was achieved in a fast and efficient manner. Rooms were re-set within good time and everyone worked hard to deliver a first class event.

Heriot-Watt University is a first-rate conference facility and I enjoyed working with such a professional and friendly team. It really does make all the difference which allowed Wheldon Events to focus on the client and delegates needs.

I look forward to having another opportunity to work with the Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot Watt.

Natasha Dougall, Wheldon Events & Conferences

“I structure my workshops using creative music as a medium to concentrate on team building, role playing and processing ideas. For this event we invited children and friends of staff at Heriot-Watt University to use old car parts and other bits of junk to create music through power drumming.

“It’s never easy organising events for children but Lynne Geary and her team made sure everything was set up to suit their needs and that the day ran smoothly.

“I have used the Edinburgh Conference Centre on a number of occasions to host my workshops and have always found the experience stress-free and, indeed, hugely enjoyable. The success of the drumming workshop, the smiles on the faces of the children and the new understanding of percussion and rhythm that they gained, was something achieved with the efficient help of the centre staff.”
Steve King, Heriot-Watt University Musician in Residence.

“The annual conference brings the members of the PAHA network together under one roof to share knowledge and celebrate the good work taking place across physical activity and health in Scotland. The facilities that the ECC offers along with the green space surrounding the venue lend themselves to the programme for the day and provide the ideal setting for a conference of this nature.”
Mark McGauchrane, Events & Sponsorship Manager at NHS Health Scotland.

"From point of enquiry to delivery on the day the service was outstanding. It was a pleasure to work with such a flexible, knowledgeable and professional team. A fantastic venue, with superb facilities and excellent staff: top marks all round!"
M McGauchrane, Events, NHS National Health Services Scotland.

"The SNP last held a conference in Scotland's capital in 1978. We are returning thirty years later with the Party transformed and just one year on from our historic election win. Edinburgh Conference Centre is a vibrant, forward looking venue and we were delighted to be using the state-of-the-art facilities on the campus. This was a large and important conference for us, and the facilities on offer here were second to none."
 S Ruddick, Corporate Development Manager, SNP.

"A sincere thank you to the Edinburgh Conference Centre team, we appreciated your hard work and attention to detail which resulted in a memorable [wedding] reception and a delicious meal"