Aberdeen an Ideal Conference Destination

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29 October 2019
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Lauren Marcella, our Sales Researcher gives an insight working at P&J Live...

Born and bred Aberdonian and soon to be graduate from the Robert Gordon University in International Tourism Management, my education and career go hand in hand. I started at the AECC back in 2013 so have been able to see first-hand the journey and evolution of our new chapter P&J Live. I have been in the role as Sales Researcher coming up for 2 years and quite quickly realised I wasn’t just filling an events venue I was selling the destination on a global scale.

I am determined to overcome the perception that we are too far North, Grey and only famous for our seagulls. This could not be further from the truth, as much as we are proud of our oil and gas heritage Aberdeen is re-writing its story. I am not biased when I say Aberdeen is Scotland’s best kept secret and we need to start being loud and proud of our beautiful city.

Scotland is renowned for its culture, cuisine and do not forget the Castles - Aberdeen excels in all of these areas. A city by the sea and a vast amount of shire with 260 castles set in incredible landscapes, a Royal residence and miles of coastline bustling with wildlife, we offer a destination to be explored.

A unique conference experience especially for our international delegates with trips to Dunnottar Castle, a walk around Footdee or “Fittie” and the sampling of the local cuisine from The Bays fish and chips to the delights of the Silver Darling.

My research covers everything from International Association conferences, local award ceremonies to National medical events. To give you a flavour I am currently working on attracting events such as the Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research and the International Conference on Alzheimers & Parkinsons to showcase the world leading research currently being conducted by our local Universities and Institutes. A large portion of my week is spent researching conferences that include the words Endocrinology, Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum and Hemodialysis to name a few so my medical knowledge has certainly been broadened.

It is not just the likes of Michael Bublé we go after….

With help from the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and their newly launched website ABZolutely I am able to access tools to help promote the region and highlight the continued investment coming into the city. I work closely with VisitAberdeenshire our local convention bureau with spreading the word that Aberdeen is closer than you think. Did you know you can reach the city by air within 1 hour 20 minutes from any UK Airport and have direct flights from 17 National cities?

I am passionate about business tourism and the effect these events can have on a region both economically and culturally. Get ready Aberdeen, our new venue P&J Live is a game changer and I am #ABZolutely buzzing to see what is next in store. Watch this space.

#VisitAberdeenshire #ABZolutely #AGCC #Aberdeen #Associations #Businesstourism #Thebayfishandchips #Silverdarling #Dunnottarcastle

Lauren Marcella

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there parking available at P&J Live?

Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.

There are various ways to pre book and pay for your parking at P&J Live

Pre Book Online: For all concerts and shows, you can pre-book your parking up to 24 hours before the event by visiting here.

On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 1 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Overground Car Park.

By Phone: You can call APCOA on 01895 262122, just follow the instructions and use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Overground Car Park.

Is there parking charges?

Up to 3 hours - £3.50

Up to 8 hours - £10.00

Please find full details on our parking tariff here. Please pay on exit by entering your car registration

How can I pay for parking?

Pre Book Online: For all concerts and shows, you can pre-book your parking up to 24 hours before the event by visiting here.

On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 1 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Overground Car Park.

By Phone: You can call APCOA on 01895 262122, just follow the instructions and use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Overground Car Park.

Can I drop off and pick up someone without paying parking fees?

If you are dropping off or picking someone up from an event, please note the maximum wait time in our car parks is 30 minutes. Parking charges will apply if your car is within the car park for more than 30 minutes. This also applies if you cannot find a space, you will not be charged if you exit the car park within 30 minutes.

How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?

Tickets are available from our ticketing agent Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 08444 77 9000.

P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.

What time is the Box Office open?

Our box office at P&J Live will be open on concert days only. This will be open from 17:30 on the date of the show only and closes once the main act comes on stage.

If you have any ticketing or box office queries contact [email protected]

Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?

There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.

Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.

How do I get to P&J Live from outside Aberdeen?

Getting into Aberdeen has never been easier with the completion of the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

P&J Live is located close to Aberdeen airport, six miles northwest of the city centre you can reach the venue using a range of transport options.

For more details see our Visiting page.

Are there cash machines available at P&J Live?

There will be no cash machines on site, however contactless payments are welcome.

Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?

At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. Please note we do have some cash only queues, please ensure you are in the correct queue. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.

There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.

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