Glasgow secures £75m in conference business

Glasgow has secured almost £75m in conference business during the first six months of 2015, according to Glasgow City Marketing Bureau.

Glasgow attracts more conferences
Glasgow attracts more conferences

The Bureau, along with the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), academic institutions, venues, VisitScotland Business Events team and other city partners, have all witnessed a profit increase, indicative of Glasgow’s growing popularity as a business destination. 

Between January and June this year, the city confirmed an additional 229 conferences to take place before 2022, which will see more than 65,000 delegates travelling to Glasgow from across the world.

Aileen Crawford, head of conventions at Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: "We’ve marked the first half of 2015 with outstanding sales figures. Our proven partnership approach to bidding and winning UK and International conferences across a wealth of strategic key focus areas is reaping dividends."

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Case Study: BAM hosts Glasgow business breakfast

SECC reports record profit

VisitScotland targets north of England

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