Edinburgh Reinforces Its Status as a Tech Hub

Edinburgh prepares to host ESOMAR Congress 2019 – The Global Data & Insights Summit – between 8-11 September at the Edinburgh International Conference CentreThis congress will see world-leaders in data and tech come together with local talent and start-ups to share and distribute the latest thinking and cutting-edge methodologies in data and insight.  

Over 1,200 international delegates and over 3,600 live online viewers will be joined by speakers from global brands including Google, Microsoft, Viacom, Unilever, Intel, Facebook, PepsiCo, and Diageo. The programme also features ‘incubator’ led content, encouraging cross fertilisation of ideas with these industry leaders, attendees and the local tech community.   

Finn Raben, Diector General ESOMAR said: “Edinburgh’s bid to host the Congress stood out against other cities’ due to its strength in the tech sector. It’s considered the UK’s fastest growing tech hub, home to the likes of CodeBase, the UK’s largest start-up incubator, Skyscanner and Fanduel. It has a rich tradition of being a centre of innovation and this continues today with the University of Edinburgh’s world leading programmes in data science, robotics and AI. It’s a real asset, as it feeds our ambition to promote internationally the tech industry work happening at a local level. We’re excited to engage with the thriving start-up community in the city, helping connect those local businesses with more than 1,000 decision makers from across the globe.”

This conference lies at the heart of the campaign ‘Make It Edinburgh’, which showcases the city’s strongest sectors helping to drive business tourism to the city.

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