Glasgow is a city that understands the relevance of its knowledge hub economy, and with 2019 being an important year for medical associations meeting in the city, each with a serious public health message at their heart, People Make Glasgow Healthier was created.
The People Make Glasgow Healthier initiative is about championing the beyond tourism benefits that conferences bring to their host destination and amplifying the message or theme of the conference to a public audience, bringing a positive health message to the citizens of Glasgow and leaving a lasting legacy in the city.
You can also download our Legacy 'How To' Guide which we have created with the aim of supporting and inspiring conference organisers who wish to leave a lasting legacy in the city.
We understand the importance of living a healthy life at home and at conference. Our Health & Fitness Guide for delegates and additional information and tips on all that 'healthy Glasgow' has to offer can also be found within our People Make Glasgow Healthier Overview.
Glasgow Convention Bureau was awarded a Special Chairmen's Excellence Award by the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) for the People Make Glasgow Healthier initiative.
Why Glasgow for Medical Conferences?
Glasgow has been at the epicentre of medical innovation for centuries, and today maintains its world leading position in the field of medical research and practice.
Glasgow is home to the largest medical physics research division in the world, Europe's largest hospital - the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, which is the UK's most advanced NHS cancer centre.
The University of Glasgow's state of the art Imaging Centre of Excellence for precision medicine brings together world-leading research, cutting edge technology and international business investment under one roof. The building is home to Scotland's first Telsa 7 MRI scanner, the first of it's kind in the UK in a clinical setting. The centre also houses a Clinical Innovation Zone, a space dedicated to biomedical companies, which facilitates industry collaborations and the development of innovative health care technology.