ECE Event

Inaugurated in 1961 the European Commodities Exchange (ECE or sometimes referred to as the Bourse), is based in Strasbourg and has grown over the years to take in 51 Exchanges from over 13 different countries. These exchanges are not stock exchanges in the customary sense but markets which group operators from the seed, fertiliser, animal feed and related product sectors, as well as the tertiary sector (banks, transport, insurance, etc) attend to share information and to present their companies and products.

The ECE is now an essential annual event in the grain Trade. The founders wanted to redress the increasing dearth of meetings and demise of national corn exchanges (due to the development of technology and remote communication) with the aim of establishing a meeting place with effective contacts. The Exchange Day continues that tradition and provides a face to face opportunity to meet and consolidate relationships.

Anyone with interests in grain from producers, malsters, millers, processors, compounders, traders, service providers, superintendents, analysts, lawyers and banks should take the opportunity to visit Edinburgh this year and attend this prestigious industry event. With an anticipated audience of over 2000 trade members from all over the world, the 2012 Commodities Exchange will be an invaluable platform from where you will be able to promote your products and services and an excellent opportunity for you to raise your profile.


Golf Day Thursday 4th October

Will be held at Luffness Golf Club, situated 18 miles from Edinburgh in the
heart of the renowned golfing country on the East Lothian coastline.

Luffness facing Edinburgh

The course can be hard – mighty hard – when the wind blows down the Forth and the rough is thick enough to whet the whistle of a hungry herd.

There are distinctive bunkers too but, like all great courses, Luffness rewards the virtues. Tickets are priced at GBP 120.00 (plus vat). This event has limited places available. If you would like to join this tournament please tick the golf box when you make your on-line registration. Please note that whilst on the course golfers must wear smart casual clothing and recognised golf shoes.

Gala Dinner Thursday 4th October

On the evening of the 4th October the Gala Dinner will be held at the National Museum of Scotland.

Scottish Museum

Here you will be treated to a variety of traditional Scottish entertainment and cuisine.

Galla Dinner in main Gallery

Gala Dinner in the Main Gallery

For your entertainment we have secured the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless.

Tickets for this event may be purchased at a price of GBP 140.00 (plus vat) via the online registration process.

Exchange Day Lunch, Friday 5th October

Lunch will be held at the Edinburgh Suite, Foyer & Atrium at the Sheraton Hotel located next door to the EICC. Tickets are priced at GBP 55.00 (plus vat) and will consist of a seated buffet (starter, main course and dessert).

A selection of wine and soft drinks will also be served.

Social Tours

If you are attending the European Commodity Exchange then you cannot leave Edinburgh without taking one of the tours offered. Explore Edinburgh at your leisure, you'll see views that make for perfect picture postcards, mysterious winding streets, elegant terraces and an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. With streets steeped in history and a thriving cultural scene, the City of Edinburgh offers the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary.

To help get the most from your visit, check out Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd for a complete list of tours, both pre and post the European Commodity.

Exchange Exchange Day Friday 5th October

The European Commodity Exchange will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Friday 5th October 2012. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre is a purpose-built centre and offers excellent facilities and technology, a truly world-class venue in the heart of Scotland’s beautiful city.

For more information and registration please visit the website: