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Glasgow launches new campaign to welcome three major international medical conferences

Glasgow has become the first host city in the world to launch a bespoke programme of awareness sessions for the tourism and hospitality industry in advance of three major international medical conferences taking place throughout 2018.

Glasgow has become the first host city in the world to launch a bespoke programme of awareness sessions for the tourism and hospitality industry in advance of three major international medical conferences taking place throughout 2018. Almost 350 attendances have been recorded at the People Make Glasgow Welcome sessions which were delivered by experts from each organisation and local people living with the conditions.

Approximately 700 delegates, roughly 10% of those expected to attend the World Federation of Hemophilia in May, the World Down Syndrome Congress in July and the International Symposium on ALS/MND in December, are living with the conditions under discussion.

To ensure Glasgow gives the warmest welcome possible to all attendees, Glasgow Convention Bureau has partnered with Glasgow Welcomes (supported by Scottish Enterprise) and VisitScotland to launch the People Make Glasgow Welcome initiative.  A crucial element of this being the free educational sessions designed to help taxi drivers, staff at the transport hubs, Scottish Event Campus, hotels, restaurants and visitor attractions better understand the requirements of delegates who will soon be arriving in Glasgow.

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Jo Hughes, Family Support Manager at Down's Syndrome Scotland, ran the awareness sessions on behalf of the World Down Syndrome Congress with Andrew Macintyre and Stuart Campbell, two Lead Commissioners who have been instrumental throughout the process.

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The Scottish Event Campus will host all three medical conferences this year, with members of its staff taking part in the awareness sessions as part of its preparations for the event.

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Ends

Notes to editor

Glasgow is one of the world’s leading conference destinations and, today, business tourism contributes significantly to the city’s economy. In the 2016/17 financial year, Glasgow won over 500 new international and UK conferences through to 2023 worth £142 million – the city’s best ever annual return. Glasgow Convention Bureau is the city’s primary point of contact for conference organisers, working with partners on over 100 bids for major UK and international conferences each year.

For more information contact:

Laura McLean

Communications Manager at Glasgow Convention Bureau

+44 141 566 0863

+44 7960 989373

[email protected]

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