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600 Underwater Acoustics Experts Head to Edinburgh
Edinburgh has been selected to host the biannual European Conference on Underwater Acoustics. The four day event which also attracts significant input from American experts hosts up to 600 delegates.

The Edinburgh Convention Bureau (ECB), which won the event for Scotland’s capital city, expects the conference to inject £1.1 million into the local economy when it is staged in July 2012.

Topics discussed can range from mine detection to underwater intruder detection in harbour environments and fish shoal density. The event is one of eleven new conferences won for Edinburgh with ECB assistance between 2 October and 5 November (2010).

The subject matter of these most recently confirmed conferences ranges from forensic psychotherapy, oral surgery, cable supported bridge construction to paediatric dentistry.

In total these International and National Association events are estimated to be worth £6.5 million to the Edinburgh and Lothians economy and will be attended by up to 4,700 delegates.

Sue Stuart, Chief Executive of ECB, also revealed that they are currently pursuing another 42 conferences which could be worth up to £32.5million to the economy.

She commented: “If we can confirm all the events we have in the pipeline we will exceed by a margin of £3.5 million our target for this year of helping attract conferences to the city worth £75.7 million to the local economy.”

“These latest figures underline the importance of business tourism to the wider economy in times of economic restraint.”