Returning Conferences Prove Glasgow’s Value

12th June 2023

Once associations have hosted a conference in Glasgow, they seem to always come back for more.

The city is up for a busy 2023 (after its best ever year in 2022, with ICCA Statistics positioning Glasgow number one in Scotland for the number of international meetings in 2022, second in the UK after London, and 22nd in Europe).

“Organising a conference in Glasgow at the Scottish Event Campus now for the second time, has been a pleasure. During all stages of the organisation, one gets the distinct feeling that all parties are working together towards a common goal, being able to achieve the best conference possible. The usual level of service of the SEC is making one feel wonderfully taken care of. The Glasgow Convention Bureau is a gem. The city has obviously arrived in the circle of those venues, who understand the economic value and the importance of international conferences and do their best to provide the level of support an international organiser is looking for,” says Jerome Del Picchia, European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) Executive Officer, who held a conference in the city this past June.

The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), the SPIE Europe Space, Satellite and Sustainability Conference and the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) are some of the many events lined up for this year.

Tracey Thomson, Head of Operations at AMEE also confirmed: “Having had the opportunity to work with the SEC and Glasgow Convention Bureau for the first time in 2010, their services and support were invaluable in delivering a successful conference.  The city is perfect for an international conference like AMEE and the adaptability of the venues ideal for our vast academic programme.  The support received in 2010 played a key role in our decision making to return to the city on a regular rotation.  I think it’s fair to say that we have built up a fantastic partnership over the years and I am truly delighted that AMEE will once again be returning to the city for the 3rd time in August 2023.”

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