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Glasgow

Glasgow

Scotland’s cultural and academic powerhouse reflects the city’s convention strengths. Host your conference in a city renowned for its innovation, creativity and friendliness.

Getting Here

Glasgow is an easy-to-reach destination and the perfect starting point for event attendees to discover everything that Scotland has to offer.

By Air

Three international airports with direct flights from more than 170 destinations including Paris, New York, Toronto and Berlin. Only a one-hour flight from London.

By Rail

Daily direct trains from London see visitors reach Glasgow Central Station in four hours and 30 minutes. From Birmingham, there’s 13 daily trains to Glasgow, with a four hour journey time.

By Road

Glasgow is linked to England via the M74 motorway.

Expertise

Life Sciences

Since the 18th century, Glasgow has been a major contributor to medical innovation, being home to the UK’s first female medical professor, Dame Louise McIlroy, and the world’s first bone graft and successful removal of a brain tumour.
Today, 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, the UK’s most advanced NHS cancer centre.
Glasgow’s medical and life sciences conference business is thriving, predicted to contribute £63 million to the local economy by 2022. 

  

Advanced Manufacturing

Glasgow is a world-leader in precision medicine, quantum technologies and advanced manufacturing. The city’s universities have long been a hub for driving innovation in this sector. 
The University of Glasgow is home to the UK’s oldest School of Engineering, delivering world-class engineering education for more than 150 years. 
The University of Strathclyde is recognised as one of the UK’s leading technological universities with seven of its eight engineering departments ranked in the UK’s top 10 for research.

  

Digital

Glasgow is fast becoming a global digital technology hub, with Scotland boasting the UK’s fastest growing digital economy outside of London. 
It is home to a thriving range of digital tech sectors including fin-tech, e-commerce, enterprise software and space technology. 
Many of the companies who specialise in digital media and technology are based in the city’s Innovation District. They contribute to a sector worth almost £600 million to Glasgow and include innovators in publishing, gaming, TV, radio and learning technologies.

 

Glasgow Convention Bureau

Consistently recognised for its customer service, the award-winning Glasgow Convention Bureau offers a safe pair of hands and a can-do attitude that guarantees successful conferences and events. A dedicated team with established connections among city stakeholders, provides free support plus a user-friendly and secure online accommodation booking service.

Find out more glasgowconventionbureau.com

BY BUS

conventions@glasgowconventionbureau.com

BY TRAM

https://twitter.com/meetglasgow

BY BIKE

https://www.linkedin.com/company/glasgowconventionbureau/

Where to stay

More than 10,000 bedrooms within walking distance of venues, restaurants and cultural attractions.

5* hotels700 bedrooms
4* hotels4,000 bedrooms
3* and under properties4,000 bedrooms
Other (student accommodation / home sharing)1,500 bedrooms

 

Venues

Glasgow has a range of flexible and reliable venues that are easily accessible, offer great customer service and can accommodate all types of meetings and events.

SEC - Scottish Event Campus
University of Glasgow
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Glasgow Caledonian University
Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC)

Incentives

Bursting with energy, passion and personality, Glasgow is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, which offers so much more than tartan and bagpipes. Motivate, reward and inspire with a choice of unforgettable incentive experiences.

Mackintosh at the Willow
Glengoyne Distillery
Merchant Square
Pollok House

Dining & Social

The Argyle Street Arches
Glasgow Science Centre

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