The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is a company owned by the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) and operates as an independent commercial venture. Since opening in 1995, the EICC has welcomed more than 955,000 delegates through its doors for over 2,600 events, generating £320M in economic impact for the city of Edinburgh.
In February 2014, over 2,800 athletes from 88 countries visited Sochi, Russia, to
participate in the XXII Winter Olympic Games.
Spectators and media from around the world also attended the historic games, and over 1.1 million tickets were
sold to the combined events. Sport fans unable to attend in-person were able to watch a new record of 102,000
hours of event coverage broadcasted on television and digital media. Social media played an even larger role in
the Sochi Games than previous Olympics with 2.2 million new followers on Facebook and Twitter, and a total
7.7 million Facebook fans.