Glasgow celebrates hectic May related to business tourism

Published on : Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Glasgow celebrates business tourismOver 22,000 conference delegates entered Glasgow in the last month, making it the busiest month for the city on record in terms of business tourism and boosting up the local economy by £25.5 million.

In May, conferences started with the influx of 7,000 attendees at the All Energy Conference and Exhibition, quickly followed by two significant medical meetings organized at the SEC, luring a total of more than 8,000 delegates. Also, other venues across the city were busy in terms of conferences; the University of Strathclyde’s Technology & Innovation Centre greeted more than 1,000 delegates to the Annual Conference of the European Marketing Academy.

To quote David McDonald, Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow Life, “Glasgow is one of Europe’s most vibrant destinations for leisure and business tourists alike. Not only is Glasgow Scotland’s cultural powerhouse, one of the world’s top five sporting cities and home to one of the busiest entertainment arenas in the world, it is also recognised as one of the world’s leading conference cities with business tourism featuring as a key pillar within the city’s Tourism and Visitor Plan to 2023. Glasgow’s reputation for innovation, the strength of our knowledge hub economy and the strong partnerships which exist between businesses and academic institutions set us apart from other potential host cities. This enables us to successfully bid to secure prestigious meetings to our city.”

After the exciting developments like the opening of the Clydeside Distillery, the first whisky distillery in Glasgow developed over a century, and the start on of the first new-build Radisson RED hotel in Europe – the Scottish Event Campus is also celebrating it’s most successful May yet.



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