Registrations for this inivitation only event are open until 30 March 2018.


Please note that the OECD cannot organise a visa on your behalf, but can provide you with a personal invitation.

We invite you to check with your respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs whether you require a visa to enter the United Kingdom. Should you need an invitation letter, please contact


Convention Edinburgh has negotiated special rates for conference attendees and is pleased to offer a free online accommodation booking service. 

Consult  the different accommodation options ‌ 

The rooms will be held until 26 February 2018. Make sure you book early!

Credit card details are required to make a booking. You will receive confirmation by email. Payment should be made directly with the accommodation provider at the time of your stay.


The Edinburgh International Airport is situated 10.5 km from the Conference venue. 

Airport transfer options:

Trams  offer a frequent and reliable service linking the airport and the city centre. 

Buses  to Edinburgh and other local destinations stop on the terminal forecourt, outside the main entrance.

Taxis and private hire vehicles are located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park opposite the main terminal building.


The Rural Development Conference will take place at:

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

The Exchange
Morrison Street
Edinburgh, EH3 8EE
Scotland, United Kingdom