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EBITUG Edinburgh 2019

The European HPE NonStop Symposium for 2019

Dates: 13-15th May 2018

Venue: The Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland

Registration: opening soon.

Hotel Reservations: Book Here

The eBITUG 2017 event in London was a big success and everyone on the BITUG Committee will be doing our best to ensure Edinburgh 2019 will be even better.

It will be held at The Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh. A welcome reception will take place on the evening on 13th May at the BrewDog pub on Festival Square, adjacent to the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh City Centre. The conference itself will take place over 14-15th May. The event space is larger than we had in London, so moving around during lunch and coffee breaks will be easier. The main plenary room is also wider than London, so attendees won't have to be so far from the presenters.

eBITUG 2019 booth plan - last updated 3rd December

We'll have a job topping the CSP night at The Shard in 2017, but we have something a little bit Scottish and different planned for the evening of 14th: we will be taking a 15 minute walk up the hill toward the famous Edinburgh Castle. Adjacent to the Castle is the Hub, which was built by the Church of Scotland in the early 1840s, but was never actually consecrated as a church. It is now the home of the Edinburgh International Festival and will be the venue for our ‘Taste of Scotland’ Gala Dinner. A traditional Scottish night of food, drink and some ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) dancing. There will be a drinks reception while everyone arrives, we'll then be lead up through the Sculpture Hallway to the spectacular main hall. After a four course meal, a live ceilidh band will provide the music and professional dancers will show you the moves and give some tuition. For those who don't fancy dancing, you can grab a drink and head up to the 360 degree gallery and watch the fun going on below.

Edinburgh is a beautiful city with lots to see and do. As a result, it's also extremely popular with tourists, so hotel rates are on a par with London. We've got a conference hotel event rate of £240 per night for single occupancy or £260 for double. We appreciate they are not exactly cheap and there are of course several alternatives within a few minutes walk, so there should be something available to suit all budgets.

We hope this has given you a taste of what's to come. When you mix in an agenda packed with great sessions and presentations, it should guarantee another eBITUG to remember.

More information will be added to this page in due course.

High Level Agenda


Monday 13th May 2019

13:00 - 17:00 - Registration Open

14:00 - 17:00 - Workshops (to be determined)

14:00 - 16:00 - Walking Tour of Edinburgh or other Sightseeing (to be determined)

18:00 - 19:00 - Vendors to setup exhibition area

19:00 - 22:00 - Platinum BrewDog Beer Bust - the BrewDog Pub


Tuesday 14th May 2019

08:00 - 09:30 - Vendors to setup exhibition area (if not completed night before)

08:00 - 17:00 - Registration Open

09:30 - 17:00 - Vendor Exhibition Area Open

09:30 - 10:00 - Breakfast Coffee/Tea available

10:00 - 13:00 - Keynote and Break out sessions & AM Coffee Break

13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch in Exhibition Hall

14:00 - 17:00 - Break out sessions & PM Coffee Break

18:45 - 19:15 - Walk up to the Hub

19:15 - 23:00 - Taste of Scotland Gala Dinner followed by pay bar - the Hub

Passport to Prizes - draw 1


Wednesday 15th May 2019

08:00 - 17:00 - Registration Open

09:00 - 17:00 - Vendor Exhibition Area Open

09:30 - 10:00 - Breakfast Coffee/Tea available

10:00 - 13:00 - Keynote and Break out sessions & AM Coffee Break

13:00 - 14:00  - Lunch in Exhibition Hall

14:00 - 17:00 - Break out sessions & PM Coffee Break

17:00 - 17:30 - Passport to Prizes - draw 2

Conference closing and Goodbye


International Travel to Edinburgh

Edinburgh has its own International Airport, although depending on where you're flying from, international visitors may need to connect in London. The flights from London to Edinburgh take around 80 minutes and if you book well in advance, you should be able to buy flights for around £35 each way.

Travel from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh City Centre takes around 20 minutes by taxi or around 30 minutes by tram. The closest tram and train stations are around five minutes walk to the Sheraton.

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