SECC and Glasgow win further three medical conferences

The SECC Glasgow has won three major medical conferences that will take place over the course of 2014 and which are expected to attract a total of 14,500 delegates to the city.

SECC and Glasgow win further three medical conferences
SECC and Glasgow win further three medical conferences

The conference venue worked closely with Glasgow City Marketing Bureau to clinch the business, which marks yet another series of wins for the SECC after it signed a contract to host the World Down Syndrome Congress in 2018.

The ninth European Breast Cancer Conference will take place 19-21 March 2014 and the Société Internationale d'Urologie World Congress will run 12-16 October. Both are expected to draw 4,000 delegates each. The SECC will also host the Cardiovascular and International Radiological Society of Europe’s conference 13-17 September, when 6,500 people are expected to attend. Each of the events will feature conference and exhibition elements.

Ben Goedegebuure, the SECC’s sales director, said: "This is the kind of event where the SECC really thrives, delivering large delegate numbers an experience through conference and exhibition content, that is both personal and allows them to get the most of the conference.

"These are major conferences discussing significant subject matters and we’re delighted that they have put their trust in our venue. We look forward to welcoming these conferences to our new look campus in 2014."

Aileen Crawford, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau’s head of conventions, added: "Glasgow's reputation as a centre for ground-breaking medical research and development, particularly through the work of Glasgow, Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian Universities, is globally renowned.

"This announcement proves that Glasgow, as one of the world's premier business tourism cities, is now also a destination of choice for the most important medical and scientific conferences. The city is looking forward to warmly welcoming delegates from all over the world to these three prestigious meetings next year."

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