From Friday 7th – Sunday 9th December 2018, the 29th International Symposium on ALS/MND was welcomed in Glasgow. Over 1,300 of the world’s top researchers and clinicians working in the field of motor neurone disease broke the attendance record.
To ensure Glasgow gives the warmest welcome possible to all attendees, Glasgow Convention Bureau partnered with Glasgow Welcomes (supported by Scottish Enterprise) and VisitScotland to launch the People Make Glasgow Welcome initiative. A crucial element of this being the free educational sessions designed to help taxi drivers, staff at the transport hubs, Scottish Event Campus, hotels, restaurants and visitor attractions better understand the requirements of delegates who arrived in Glasgow.
Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions at Glasgow Convention Bureau, said, “Glasgow has been cited as one of the world’s friendliest cities and the People Make Glasgow Welcome initiative epitomises how Team Glasgow supports and works with our conference organisers to gain a fuller understanding of our delegates’ needs. The educational sessions, led by our clients, prepared the city to give a warm, educated and appropriate welcome – this will leave a lasting legacy on the city which will benefit both Glaswegians and future visitors living with Motor Neurone Disease. We will be sharing the video of these sessions with the MND Association, so that they may take this to their next conference destination.”