The new bids will equate to around 3,400 delegates and serve over £7m to the local economy.
Among the confirmed wins is the European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium (EGOS), taking place in July 2019 with 1,200 delegates, bringing a total of £4m to the city.
In April 2018, the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) will host their 22nd annual conference in Edinburgh, bringing £732k to the city with 600 delegates. On a similar scale, Eurocities will host its conference in November 2018, bringing 500 delegates and £977k to the economy.
Currently ranked 35 in the world’s city rankings by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), and a member of BestCities Global Alliance, Edinburgh is growing in popularity as a UK events destination.
Recent developments in the city include the revamp of Edinburgh First’s McEwan Hall, part of the University of Edinburgh, which is undergoing a multi-million-pound renovation, due to re-open this summer.
£25m is also being invested in renovating the 1935 bandstand in the city's West Princes Street Gardens to create a 3,000-seat concert and event venue space with a new pavilion, café and visitor centre, which will be completed in December 2019.
Lesley Williams, head of business tourism at Convention Edinburgh, commented: “We’re off to a really strong start for 2017 and can only see this strengthening over the remainder of the year. Despite challenges and uncertainties brought about by Brexit, it’s great to see Edinburgh consistently attracting high-profile events and conferences. The city is truly cementing itself as a global competitor.
“As a convention bureau, Convention Edinburgh recognizes the support clients need in the planning of their event from location scouting and building relationships with key people and organizations to creating meaningful events through legacy and sustainability - and we’re there every step of the way.
“Edinburgh as a destination is a fantastic option for events of all sizes and we’re always working to develop and strengthen our offering.”