Glasgow Convention Bureau reports best ever year-end results with conference business worth over £150m
Latest ICCA report positions city among world’s top business events destinations
New figures released show that Glasgow attracted more conference business in the past financial year than ever before.
Glasgow is recognised as one of the world’s leading conference destinations and year-end data from Glasgow Convention Bureau reinforces the importance of business tourism to the city’s economy.
Over 530 conferences were held in Glasgow in 2018/19, bringing nearly 160,000 delegates to Scotland’s largest city. Collectively, UK and international meetings were worth just over £150m in delegate spend, reflecting Glasgow’s most successful conference year-to-date.
Just last month, a report issued by meetings industry body the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) showed that Glasgow attracted more international delegates in the 2018 calendar year than any other UK city, outside London.
Over 30,000 overseas delegates visited Glasgow last year, placing the city 34th overall in ICCA’s index of 400 cities.