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City of Edinburgh Council planning to bid for the 2017 Eurocities AGM and conference

Posted: 14th September 2015

City of Edinburgh Council planning to bid for the 2017 Eurocities AGM and conference

Eurocities provides a high profile international platform for Europe’s most important cities, enabling them to collectively build international influence. Edinburgh has been a member of the Eurocities network since 1991 and has reaped significant benefits in terms of international profile, policy development, access to EU funding, good practice exchange, peer learning and benchmarking with other European cities.

Edinburgh has an opportunity to bid for the 2017 Eurocities AGM and conference. This prestigious event is the annual meeting and platform for European city representatives to discuss key urban challenges faced by cities in the EU.

Last year the Eurocities AGM and conference was attended by 50 leading politicians from European, as well as several representatives from EU institutions. Edinburgh’s bid is supported by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of the invaluable chance hosting the 2017 Eurocities AGM and conference would provide to key business representatives to interact with policy makers from across Europe and showcase Edinburgh’s fields of excellence

The host city is able to propose the theme to be developed for the conference, drawing on its key strengths and areas of leading good practice. The City of Edinburgh Council are leading the bid, however are looking to raise an additional £300k in sponsorship, without which we will not be able to bid for the 2017 Eurocities AGM and conference. The deadline for the bid is 25 September.

In 2014, the Eurocities AGM and conference was held in Munich, and was sponsored by BMW, Siemens and Stadtwerke München (SWM) and the City of Munich’s utility company. In 2015, the Eurocities AGM and conference is to be held in Malmo/Copenhagen. Sponsors confirmed so far are Skanetrakifen, the regional public transportation authority and operator in South Sweden, and CPH, a volunteering agency of Copenhagen.

Sponsoring the 2017 Eurocities AGM would provide the opportunity to raise your profile across Europe and throughout the influential Eurocities network.  The sponsorship will be tiered, with the level companies will feature tied to the levels of sponsorship offered. There are limited places in each tier.

If you would be interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Anne Campbell anne.campbell@edinburgh.gov.uk.

 

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