SEC celebrates record year of wins

Scottish Event Campus (SEC) is celebrating a record year of wins in 2016, with corporate brands including fast food giant KFC and global skincare specialists Arbonne among new and repeat business.

SEC: record wins
SEC: record wins

The SEC (formerly the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre) underwent a rebrand earlier this year. Other organisations that have selected the SEC to host an event include the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG).

The National Cancer Research Institute will hold its annual conference at the SEC in both 2018 and 2019. An estimated 2,000 delegates from all over the UK will attend each conference, which will showcase the best in cancer research from all around the world.

Nicole Leida, head of conference and events at the NCRI said:"We are delighted the NCRI Cancer Conference will take place in Glasgow at the SEC in 2018 and 2019. We have the utmost confidence in the team there and we believe they will be able to support us in the delivery of a very successful event. The NCRI is a partnership of cancer research funders in the UK and hosting the conference in Glasgow is the next step on our journey to visiting some of the UK’s many hubs of research excellence."

Conferences at the SEC range in size from 50 to 9,000 delegates. The SEC says it is rapidly expanding both the range and size of events that it attracts to Glasgow, from large-scale, campus-wide events to smaller meetings that benefit from being part of a vibrant campus.

The Electrochemical Society’s (ECS) conference on electrochemical energy conversion and storage and the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) conference will return to the campus in 2019 and 2021 respectively.

Director of conference sales at the SEC, Kathleen Warden, said:"It will be fantastic to welcome back both ECS and ESHG to the SEC. The return of both organisations is testament to the fact that the SEC, Glasgow is recognised as one of the top locations in Europe for staging conferences. Repeat business is a sure sign of success in any industry and with competition now global, we are thrilled that both have chosen to return to the city."

The SEC works in close partnership with Glasgow Convention Bureau and Visit Scotland to bring conferences such as these to the city and to create diverse scientific and cultural experiences for both national and international delegates.

Aileen Crawford, head of conventions at Glasgow Convention Bureau, said: "As always, it is a great pleasure to be working with the SEC. As Scotland’s premier event location, our strong partnership with the SEC is the essence of our success in attracting the conference and meetings market to Glasgow. We have all been fortunate enough to enjoy a great number of record-breaking years and accolades in the recent past and 2017 looks set to be yet another great year for the city."

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