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Why Glasgow?

Host your conference in a city renowned for its innovation and creativity.

Why Glasgow?

Voted Best UK Convention Bureau for the last 12 years, Glasgow Convention Bureau is the city's 'one stop shop' for UK and international conference organisers. We offer free support to simplify the process of organising a successful meeting in Glasgow. 

This includes everything from venue and accommodation booking services, site visit support, delegate and travel discounts to welcome signage and PR & marketing support to boost delegate attendance and raise the profile of the conference when in the city.  

Glasgow is a city brimming with innovation

Glasgow has the largest academic community outside London and conducts world leading research in the fields of life sciences, engineering, science and technology. 

Have the world’s friendliest city on your team

Strategic partnerships with local businesses, academic institutions and transport providers as well as over 1,700 members of its world-leading Glasgow Conference Ambassador Programme, mean the whole city will work with you to ensure your conference is a success. 

Make Glasgow your conference campus

Take your event outside the walls of the convention centre and into the community.  We’ll work with you to develop public engagement activities designed to enhance delegate experience and create a lasting legacy.

Easy to reach & cost effective

Glasgow is ranked by the Mercer Cost of Living Survey as one of Europe’s most cost effective cities.  It is served by three international airports with direct flights from over 175 destinations and boasts the largest rail network in the UK outside of London.

From five star hotels to budget accommodation, there are over 12,000 rooms available within close proximity of conference venues, restaurants and cultural attractions.

We care about Sustainability

Glasgow is the first city in the UK to be included in the Global Destination Sustainability Index – a new ranking of leading international conference destinations based on social and environmental performance.

Cultural hub & Gateway to Scotland

Glasgow is a creative and cultural hub, home to five of Scotland’s six national performing arts organisations and one of Europe’s largest civic arts collections. 

In 2016, Scotland was named “one of the top 20 best of the World destinations” by National Geographic Traveler.  More recently, Rough Guides described the city as "one of the best places to head for culinary experimentation" and placed Scotland second on its list of ‘must see’ destinations for 2017.  With Loch Lomond just 40 mins away, Glasgow is the perfect starting point for delegates to discover what Scotland has to offer.

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