Discover Aberdeen City & Shire Tourist Attractions Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC)


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Bridge of Don,
Aberdeen, AB23 8BL

Tel: 01224 824824


1985, Renovated 2003

AECC opened its doors to delegates in 1985, primarily to host the biennial Offshore Europe Exhibition and Conferences. Over the course of its history, there has been a considerable growth in both the number and size of events, ranging from international congresses, large-scale music concerts, trade shows and public exhibitions, award ceremonies, live sporting events to small corporate meetings.

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Following an £18 million refurbishment and expansion programme, The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre officially reopened in April 2003 by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. This world-class, state of the art exhibition centre has increased capacity, accommodating 2000 delegates in the recently refurbished Boyd Orr Hall and in the existing auditorium from 300 to 440 delegates. As part of the extension plan, the AECC boasts two new 565m2 suites and an additional twenty break-out rooms offering flexible meeting venues for conference syndicate sessions or roundtable discussions.

The AECC is home to a team of professional and customer focused experts who are on hand for the smooth running and organisation of each individual event and are pleased to allocate a dedicated event management team who are responsible for coordinating every event, exhibition and concert held in one of the leading exhibition and conference centres in Scotland. The Centre also provides its own in-house Professional Conference Organising Team which offer a range of services tailored for the organisation and running of conferences.

Over the years, the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre has staged a plethora of some of the worlds foremost sporting events including the WWE wrestling, snooker championships and Thai boxing finals. Large sporting events such as the WWE are usually held in the Press and Journal Arena that hosts backstage areas and adequate seating to accommodate larger audiences. On the other hand, the Boyd Orr Hall usually hosts smaller events such as the snooker championships, having the flexibility to provide extra seating if required. The AECC is also Aberdeens foremost venue for showcasing some of the worlds leading rock/pop groups and solo artists who perform at the Centre throughout the year.

The Centres facilities are second to none and cater for everyone visiting the venue for conferences, concerts, trade shows and exhibitions. The café located in the main entrance of AECC serves sandwiches, baked potatoes, soups and Paninis as well as an assortment of refreshments and confectionery to tantalise those taste buds. The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) is distinguished from many other venues of its kind as all catering is conducted in-house and on-site. The Centre can cater for a wide range of events, including business breakfasts and lunches, buffets for large and small meetings and exquisite menus for prestigious award ceremonies and dinner dances. Internet facilities are available within the AECC and can be accessed with state-of-the art Wireless Broadband connection via FreeLAN. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, a variety of Internet access packages can be purchased from the AECC reception.

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) is fully accessible for disabled patrons featuring full accessibility for wheelchair users, elevators with braille buttons and a permanent induction loop in the Forbes Room designed for people with hearing difficulties. Disabled toilet facilities are provided throughout the Exhibition and Conference Centre and disabled parking bays are situated at the front of the main entrance and adjacent to the West entrance to the arena. Should you require any assistance, staff are on hand to assist you during your visit to the AECC.