This is a unique sponsorship opportunity for Edinburgh’s company base. A range of packages, branding and awareness building options are available for companies wishing to reach out to a Europe wide audience of city mayors and governments. Edinburgh has been a member of the network for over 25 years and has reaped significant benefits in terms of international profile, policy development, access to EU funding, peer learning and benchmarking with other European cities.
The EUROCITIES Conference and AGM is the annual decision-making and networking event of the association. Membership is Europe wide - both EU and non-EU cities are members. Around 500 delegates are expected from over 100 cities. This will be only the third time that the event is taking place in the UK.
The theme for 2018 is ‘Creative Competitive Cities’ – Building our Future Together’ and the event will be an excellent opportunity to showcase Edinburgh as an inspirational cultural capital, city of excellence, innovation and creativity, a world influencer in financial services, science and technology, education and the arts, and major hub for the creative industries.
The importance of culture as a catalyst for creativity, change and revitalization is at the heart of Edinburgh’s vision of social inclusion, increasing quality of life for all citizens and providing high quality public services.
The Youth Ambassador Programme
There will be a significant emphasis on young people throughout the Conference, with Edinburgh offering a Youth Ambassador programme. Reaching the next generation of city leaders and influencers very much echoes the findings of the Edinburgh City Vision 2050 consultation and we have support from the Scottish Government and the Edinburgh International Festival, tying in with Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018.
We are keen to provide the Edinburgh business community with sponsorship opportunities. Companies may choose to use the occasion to reach the conference audience through branding, or to demonstrate innovative city solutions in areas such as ‘smart city’ and tech, creative industries, sustainability and energy, global finance and fintech, or opt to engage in our efforts to use the conference to support skills development and youth initiatives.
Companies interested in exploring sponsorship and partnership opportunities should please get in touch with:
Elaine Ballantyne, Head of Investment and International Relations, The City of Edinburgh Council