EICC strengthens sales team as Scotland’s leading conference venue sees return of large-scale events

Left to right are Joey Mak, Nam Gowans-Brown, and Julie Oliveira of the EICC (Photo by Stewart Attwood).

THE Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has strengthened its sales team as Scotland’s leading conference venue welcomes the return of large-scale conferences and events.  

EICC CEO Marshall Dallas said: “We can see the bounce back taking effect, and while the lead times for many of the large UK and international associations can be two years or more down the line, we’re really encouraged by the level of activity we’re experiencing.” 

Nam Gowans-Brown and Julie Oliveira have recently been appointed as Association Sales Executives, with Joey Mak and Katia Adams appointed as Corporate Sales Executives.  Nam Gowans-Brown brings nearly a decade of experience working in the hospitality industry and was previously with Marketing Edinburgh’s Convention Bureau, Julie Oliveira has worked in the international hospitality sector for a number of years and joins from Novotel, Joey Mak joins from Contini Italian and Scottish Restaurants where she worked in event sales and planning, while Katia Adams is experienced in project management and sales after stints with Event Partners Ireland and King’s College London.

Marshall Dallas added: “Nam, Julie, Joey, and Katia each represent fantastic additions to our organisation, and will only strengthen what is already a high-performing sales team.  They bring experience and a client-first approach from a variety of roles in Europe and across the globe, and we look forward to their contributions in the months and years ahead.”

Commenting on operating activity and financials, Marshall Dallas said: “With a number of 1,000 plus delegate conferences this year, we are getting back to pre-pandemic activity, and that’s similar in terms of where we are on financials where we’re forecasting a revenue performance closer to what we reported in 2019.” 

Marshall Dallas added: “This summer we welcome back regular events like the Edinburgh International Television Festival, and a line-up of Fringe shows via our partnership with The Pleasance – both festivals represent a big part of the venue’s heart and soul, and we can’t wait to have them back in the building.” 

The EICC is set to announce a string of conference and event wins for 2023.  

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