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Glasgow to Host £5m ECSS Conference for First Time

The Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) has chosen Glasgow as the location of its first conference to be held in Scotland.

The Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) has chosen Glasgow as the location of its first conference to be held in Scotland. 

The event, which will be held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) from July 7-10 2021, is expected to attract 3,000 delegates and contribute nearly £5 million to the city’s economy.

The conference will follow on from a number of major sporting events programmed to take place in the city in the coming years, including the inaugural European Championships which will be co-hosted with Berlin in 2018, the European Indoor Athletics Championships in 2019 and the UEFA EURO 2020 football championships.

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Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland and member of the city’s award-winning Conference Ambassador Programme, led Glasgow’s ECSS bid alongside the university’s School of Science and Sport.

The bid was supported by VisitScotland’s National Conference Bid Fund and secured through close collaboration between the university, Glasgow Convention Bureau, the SEC, VisitScotland and VisitBritain.

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VisitBritain supported the ECSS bid team’s visit to Glasgow, which included a site visit to the SEC.

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Ends

For more information, please contact:

Laura McLean

Conventions Communications Manager

T: +44 141 566 0863

M: +44 7960 989373

[email protected]

(or)

David Kyle

Head of Marketing & Communications at University of the West of Scotland

T: +44 (0)141 848 3334         

M: +44 (0)7710 350147

[email protected]  

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