AECC Aberdeen, Aberdeen
On an expansive, accessible site in Europe’s energy capital, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre boasts a facility network and service infrastructure worthy of a 21st Century venue in a 21st Century City.
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) was established as a Limited Liability Company in 1985, when the Centre at the Bridge of Don first opened.
The Centre was built primarily as a permanent venue to house Offshore Europe. Following the 1997 Local Government re-organisation, Aberdeen City Council became the 100% shareholder/owner.
In April 2003 the Centre itself was redeveloped extensively, which substantially increased the Centre’s capacity and flexibility. In 2009/10 AECC contributed an economic benefit of £114 million to the local economy.
AECC host a total of around 300 events per year, with a total footfall of over 300,000 visitors!
Every second year AECC is home to Offshore Europe, which in 2011 welcomed over 48,500 visitors, 1,800 exhibitors in 43,500 square metres, of gross exhibition space (the size of over 10 football pitches!) Out of which 35,000 metres is in temporary structures – making it one of the largest energy shows in the world, comparable only to OTC (held in Houston).