Convention 2017

ACE Convention & Trade Show: Edinburgh Corn Exchange: 14 & 15 March 2017

This annual two-day event is the most important in the heritage sector for retailers, publishers, image sales teams, caterers and venue hire managers - in fact all those engaged in income generation. It is a feast of seminars led by sector experts and a carefully curated trade show that is the biggest of its type in Europe and invaluable for industry professionals. 

We think you will be bowled over by the networking opportunities, the breadth of the seminar programme and over 80 trade show suppliers.

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Latest news: Booking now open for the 2017 Convention!
“People are generous with information - you can learn a lot. We're not in competition, we collaborate”
Alareen Farrell, Historic Royal Palaces
The Royal Academy's Ai Weiwei range scooped the Best Overall Product in the ACE Best Product Awards 2016!
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Why should I attend?

If you are serious about
  • Extending your network of influential contacts
  • Sourcing product and services that will improve your business
  • Keeping up to date with hot topics in the sector
  • Learning from those who know
  • Setting aspirational goals for yourself and your teams 
The ACE Convention is the only event of its kind where you can guarantee to achieve all these things. On top of that you can take part in the annual ACE Best Product Awards, the competition that sets the standard for retail and publishing in the coming year and where developing trends emerge. 

 Edinburgh is a great location for the ACE Convention. If you have not already sampled the unique atmosphere of Scotland's beautiful capital city this is your opportunity. Don't miss this chance to attend the ACE Convention in these iconic surroundings. 

 More information about the ACE Convention 2017, how to book your place, and the practicalities of attending can be found on the links on the left of the page.
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