Welcome to Edinburgh, IFRRO’s World Congress Destination in 2019

The IFRRO World Congress (IWC) runs from 4-7 November and is an annual gathering of reproduction rights organisations, as well as other related bodies. The agenda includes the Annual General Meeting, the IFRRO International Conference, and other meetings. It provides a chance to share knowledge and forge new professional connections.


Event Information

The IFRRO 2019 timetable and other information will be made available here in the coming weeks.

This year’s congress will take place in the historic city of Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh has a rich history and culture for you to explore while you’re here, as well as ample options for accommodation and travel. For more information, visit our page taking you through the city and how to get around it, as well as the conference venue.

The year’s event is hosted by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA).


About Edinburgh

Edinburgh is both deeply historic and very modern. There is a great deal of natural beauty with striking countryside surrounding the city. One of most impressive features is Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano and the supposed site of Camelot. It also offers plenty of culture; it was named the first UNESCO city of literature, it includes Holyrood Palace which is the Queen’s residence in Scotland, and it contains three Scottish National Galleries. For those looking for great food and drink there are a wide range of award-winning restaurants and bars.

Have a look at the city’s website to learn more, or have a look at the Lonely Planet site for ideas of what to do while you’re here.

For more information about how to get to and navigate around Edinburgh, as well as arranging accommodation, have a look at our dedicated page.

Edinburgh was established in the 12th century, but there have been traces of settlement in the area back to the Mesolithic Era. From this early settlement the city has been the site of a rich and varied history. It has been host to conflicts as well as intellectual triumphs in the fields of history, science and philosophy.

In the modern era, Edinburgh is a centre for business and culture, with a thriving creative industry including strong ties to publishing. This makes it a fantastic location for an event to showcase the importance of copyright and reproductive rights in 2019.