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Testimonials from Glasgow's Conference Industry

Glasgow’s pioneering Conference Ambassador programme is evidence that the city’s flair for innovation and collaboration is alive and well.
The Convention Bureau team is friendly, experienced and professional, their approach based on research and building relationships across the city. We work in tandem with GCB to provide the University’s academic community with practical advice, expertise and support on the logistical elements of hosting a conference. While we showcase the many benefits of choosing our city and our venue as a destination, our academic colleagues can focus their attention on building a truly engaging programme, resulting in a delegate experience which is valuable and uniquely Glaswegian.
It’s important to remember that the benefits of hosting a conference cannot be measured in immediate economic impact alone – it’s about much more than bednights and delegate spend. Conferences are where relationships are forged, horizons and networks are expanded, and the seeds of new collaborations are sown. They can strengthen links between academia and industry, and leave meaningful legacies not just for academic communities, but for day-to-day life in Glasgow.
As the Ambassador Programme enters an incredible fourth decade, I’d like to wish our friends at GCB many congratulations on their successes over the past 30 years – and here’s to 30 more! We may not be able to bring people together in quite the same way right now, but I know the team are still very much focused on the new opportunities, and on bringing conferences to Glasgow throughout 2021 and beyond. Glasgow’s reputation as conference destination is in safe hands, no matter what comes our way.
Gordon Hodge, Head of Conferencing & Events, University of Strathclyde
What GCB has achieved in the last 30 years is incredible and the Ambassador Programme has been a key driver in putting Glasgow on the map as a world class event city. We are proud to be a part of this through our own academics, who have successfully attracted major conferences to the city over this period, as well as welcoming thousands of delegates on to our campus for these events. This wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication put in by the GCB team and the collaborative approach they take to work with us to secure these events.
The programme continues to excel and we are looking forward to attracting many more Ambassador led conferences to the city over the coming years, here’s to the next 30 years!
Julie Duncan, Head of Conference and Events, Glasgow Caledonian University
On behalf of the GGHA members, many thanks to all of the Glasgow academics who have hosted conferences in our city. Glasgow hotels have enjoyed working with you and look forward to welcoming your delegates in the future.
Greater Glasgow Hotel Association
Many thanks to all of the Glasgow academics who have brought thousands of delegates to our city over the last 30 years. Glasgow restaurateurs have enjoyed working with you and look forward to welcoming your delegates in the future.

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