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Introduction to the programme

Established in 1990, Glasgow's Conference Ambassador Programme was the first of its kind in the UK.

The programme supports individuals who wish to encourage their own professional associations, sectors and groups to meet in Glasgow. 

We currently support in excess of 300 influential active ambassadors – drawn from the city’s academic, scientific, medical and business communities - and to date, we have worked with more than 1,700 individuals.

As the city's primary point of contact for conference organisers, we can support you throughout the entire process - from researching the viability of the conference coming to Glasgow through to the day of the conference itself. 

In 2018/19, the ambassador-led conferences contributed almost half (47%) of all conference business held in Glasgow compared to just 23% four years ago.

Benefits of becoming an Ambassador 

  • Raise the profile of your work amongst your peers, nationally and internationally 
  • Be recognised as a leader in your field of expertise 
  • Establish a platform for research projects and international collaboration 
  • Generate a positive economic benefit for Glasgow
There is no doubt that hosting conferences in Glasgow has consolidated our Institute's reputation as one of Europe's leading academic centres for electrical power engineering, providing an invaluable opportunity to showcase the University's researchers and facilities to our colleagues worldwide. The free conference support services provided by the conventions team at Glasgow Convention Bureau were invaluable.
Professor Graeme Burt, Advanced Electrical Systems, Institute for Energy & Environment, University of Strathclyde
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