ICNPB 2017 is taking place at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) – one of Scotland’s largest conference venues. AECC and Aberdeen are very accessible to delegates travelling from Scotland or further afield, and the city makes for an ideal gateway to some of Scotland’s finest scenery and heritage.
Much more information about the surrounding region can be found here, while for anyone looking to extend their stay and explore more of Scotland here’s a resource of some of the key information you’re likely to need to plan your visit.
AECC sits right next to the A90 trunk road so getting here by car from the city centre or further afield is a simple option – its postcode is AB23 8BL. There are frequent bus links from all parts of the city – a guide to them can be found here.
Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ) is approximately 10km from the venue. It offers direct flights by British Airways, Flybe and Easyjet from London (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, and City) as well as services to Amsterdam, Dublin, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester giving a superb range of international connections – as well as additional services linking into Leeds/Bradford, East Midlands, Belfast and Southampton, with all flight times within the UK under 2 hours.
Local transport connections to the city centre are available from outside the airport terminal building, and a number of car hire business operate here too.
The other major Scottish airports include: Glasgow (GLA) and Edinburgh (EDI) – and there are public transport transfers available from both of these to Aberdeen.
Aberdeen is served by daily trains from London Kings Cross and the East of England operated by Virgin East Coast, while another good option is the overnight Caledonian Sleeper train from London Euston. There are frequent services from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness, operated by Scotrail.
National bus companies Megabus, Citylink, National Express and Stagecoach link Aberdeen to all the major UK cities.
For anyone looking to extend their stay or make other journeys by public transport, a very useful guide and app to help you travel around Scotland is available at Travelinescotland.com
Where to stay
The conference dinner will be held at the Palm Court Hotel, in Aberdeen’s West End (which is located very close to the James Hutton Institute Campus in the city). Delegates who also wish to stay there should may quote the discount code EV4 to receive a 15% discount on their room rate.