Edinburgh International Conference Centre


DDL Conference 2023

EICC, The Exchange Edinburgh,
Edinburgh, Midlothian
EH3 8EE,
United Kingdom

​​​​​​​Further information on the conference venue


How to get to the DDL Conference

Trams offer a frequent and reliable service linking the airport and the city centre. Trams depart from the airport every 8-10 minutes and the journey time to the City Centre is just 35 minutes. The service operates from the airport from 06.15am with the last tram leaving at 10.45pm. Tickets cost £6 for an adult single and £8.50 for an adult return. Delegates are advised to disembark at the Haymarket stop and walk towards the EICC along Morrison Street. This walk takes approximately 7 minutes. For more information about the Tram service please visit https://edinburghtrams.com.

The Airlink 100 operates a frequent bus service (every 10 minutes at peak times) between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre, with designated stops en route.  Tickets cost £4.50 single and £7.50 return. Delegates are advised to disembark at Haymarket Railway Station and to follow signs for EICC on foot (5 minute walk). See city centre map for directions. For more information regarding bus services visit www.flybybus.com. Reduced Bus Fares – Marketing Edinburgh, Convention Bureau have negotiated a special discount for bus travel with Edinburgh & Lothian buses. You are entitled to reduced fares on the Airlink bus ticket but also on the exciting city sightseeing bus tours.

There is an excellent taxi service from the airport to the city. You’ll find official airport taxis at the taxi rank outside the terminal building (follow the signs within the airport). It costs approximately £15 to get a taxi from the airport to the city centre and the journey takes 20 minutes depending on the time of day.

The EICC is right in the centre of Edinburgh. The main entrance is on Morrison Street. For directions from your home or office visit www.multimap.com and input EH3 8EE for the destination postcode. View up to date road travel Reports, updated every 5 minutes.

There are many car parks in close walking distance to the EICC. Click here for details on National Car Parks (NCPs) in Edinburgh. Additionally, there is a public car park at the Sheraton Hotel, 150 meters from the EICC, which has limited accessible parking spaces.

Where to stay and what to do


The Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh


The Sheraton Grand Hotel are offering a special rate to all delegates booking to stay with them during the conference.

The room booking price includes breakfast and VAT is included in the prices listed below.

Single Occupancy within a King or Twin room: £210 per room per night

Double/Twin Occupancy within a King or Twin room : £230.00 per room per night

Click here to access the bookings page for this special rate, on the hotel’s website

Please note this rate is for a limited time only and there are a limited number of rooms available.
We strongly recommend that you book as soon as you register for the conference

Alternative Accommodation Options:

There are a large range of accommodation types available in and around Edinburgh to suit all budgets.  We strongly recommend booking your accommodation once you have registered as Edinburgh is a popular city to visit around Christmas time and accommodation may become more difficult to find later on in the year.

You can use sites such as Trivago, Booking.com and TripAdvisor to find suitable accommodation.

Further information

Edinburgh is a city like no other.  Rich in history it has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. From the world-famous Edinburgh Castle, to St. Giles Cathedral, to Real Mary King’s Close and the Museum of Scotland, the sights are plentiful. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.

For information on what to do and where to eat when you visit Edinburgh, please use the helpful links below.


Fraudulent Emails

Please be aware that there are companies claiming to work for the DDL Conference who are offering to book hotels in Edinburgh for our delegates. We do not offer this service and these companies do not work for us. We strongly advise that you do not give any payment details to these companies.

We do not share the delegate list with anyone until the Monday before the conference, when we send it exclusively to our exhibitor contacts as part of their sponsorship. If you are contacted about the delegate list and it is not Sheila Coates or Nikki Evans who have emailed you, it is fraudulent, please ignore these emails.