7th Meeting of the Wellington Group (Scottish Funding Council)

Conference Partners organised the 7th Meeting of the Wellington Group on behalf of the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). The meeting, which took place from the 22nd to 24th May 2014, is a seminar for higher education representatives from the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, England, Scotland, Hong Kong and New Zealand

Conference Partners handled the administration and logistical aspects of the meeting, enabling the local organising committee to concentrate on the composition of the meeting. The meeting was held at the George Hotel in Edinburgh. Delegates were welcomed with a drinks reception allowing them introduce themselves in an informal setting prior to the meeting taking place over the following two days.

Delegates enjoyed true Scottish hospitality with a fantastic dinner at the National Museum of Scotland. There was a piper to welcome the delegates who then lead the guest up to the roof terrace for welcome drinks with Edinburgh Castle as a spectacular backdrop. Delegates then enjoyed a delicious 4 course dinner before enjoying an exclusive private tour of the museum.

When we found ourselves hosts of an international association conference we decided we needed professional help. We got that and much more from Conference Partners. The “much more” included efficient handling of accommodation bookings, conference facilities, dinner venues, etc; amazingly detailed (almost prophetic) planning, and cheerful moral support all the way. Our delegates had a great conference and a fantastic experience of Edinburgh.

Laurence Howells
Chief Executive of the Scottish Funding Council

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