Glasgow Convention Bureau, which is part of Glasgow Life, competes globally to secure conference business; working on more than 100 bids for major conferences every year alongside key partners like the SEC and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, as well the city’s academic community, tourism and hospitality businesses, and local transport operators.
Recognised as one of the world’s leading business tourism destinations, Glasgow has been named the Best Convention Bureau in the UK at the industry-leading Meetings & Incentive Travel (M&IT) Awards for 15 consecutive years.
In 2017, Glasgow Convention Bureau became the first-ever convention bureau to win a Green Tourism Award – the world’s largest certification programme of its kind and the go-to standard for sustainable tourism.
In 2021, as Glasgow hosted the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, Glasgow Convention Bureau became the world’s first convention bureau to join the global Tourism Declares movement, which encourages the travel industry to acknowledge the climate emergency and develop appropriate action plans.
Additionally, Glasgow was the first UK city to achieve EarthCheck Benchmarked Community Status in 2021 as part of the EarthCheck Sustainable Destinations programme, which helps destinations to measure and monitor their environmental, economic and social impact, as well as track their efforts against other cities around the world.
Glasgow is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030, and is currently ranked fourth in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index).