The conference attracted 333 delegates from various countries, including Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, the USA, Canada, South Africa, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Hungary, and Denmark. The diverse representation of national and international locations made the conference a global success.
We were able to demonstrate how the city offers a well-rounded and impressive conference experience for delegates from all around the world. Feedback from the delegates has been overwhelmingly positive, with many praising the warm Scottish welcome they received, the city's overall friendliness, and its inviting atmosphere.
Welcoming 333 delegates from 24 countries attended the conference, contributing over *£454,545.00 in Direct Economic Benefit (DEB) and £178,181.64 in Gross Value Added (GVA).
*This figure has been calculated using the Direct Expenditure Benefit (DEB) rates, recognised by Scottish Government and used by all the cities, destinations and industries across Scotland.
The Conference Chairs were Jack Hogan and Dr Julie Blackwell Young
Case Study developed in consultation with Jack Hogan, Lecturer in Academic Practice
The European First Year Experience (EFYE) 2023 Conference was hosted at Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland from 27 - 29 June 2023.