Oracle on... Glasgow

Oracle User Group's Aimee Kimmerling on why Glasgow works

Oracle on Glasgow
Oracle on Glasgow

Aimee Kimerling is project manager at UK Oracle User Group (OUG), which holds its annual Scotland Conference and Exhibition, a one-day educational and networking event, in Glasgow

Why Glasgow? We originally chose the city because it provides the best venues to serve our users in Scotland. In 2007, the event was staged at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Glasgow, and we also chose to hold this year's event at the Radisson in October.

What do you like about the Radisson? It suits our group size of 250-300, and we need four syndicates for fairly large numbers and the hotel could supply them in one area, so delegates did not have to go to different floors for break-outs. It is also close to public transport, which is a major factor for us. Lastly, the staff are professional and we have been using this venue for a few years now, so it's like going to see old friends.

What is the objective of the event? To allow Oracle users to meet and exchange views with like-minded organisations, meet key Oracle staff, and influence the way the Scottish group is run, plus learn about the latest hot topics.

What does it comprise? This year, there were sessions presented by senior Oracle lecturers, customers and Partners. An exhibition including key Oracle partners and suppliers of Oracle products and services is open throughout the day. The event concluded with a drinks reception for networking.

What makes Glasgow good for events? It is a very easy city to get around, everything seems easily accessible. The trains come directly into the centre of town and there are plenty of restaurants, bars and hotels all within walking distance.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Deadline this week for entries to C&IT Awards

Deadline this week for entries to C&IT Awards

The deadline to enter the C&IT Awards is 11.59pm on Thursday 27 June, so get your submissions in!

'If agencies paid more attention to training they would have a higher retention rate'

'If agencies paid more attention to training they would have a higher retention rate'

A-List 2019: Sam Ward, lead projects & event manager, Brandfuel.

In pictures: The first ever C&IT Summit

In pictures: The first ever C&IT Summit

London's Congress Centre hosted an industry gathering featuring panel debates, networking and virtual reality.

Winners of Best Places to Work 2019 revealed

Winners of Best Places to Work 2019 revealed

Best Places to Work award winners and top 20 agencies announced at C&IT Summit drinks reception in central London.

The Hague: A global innovation and events hub

Driving innovation is a key theme for many business events and conferences, and brands looking for a destination with an open-minded and entrepreneurial spirit to amplify that message should head to The Hague.

'The industry is so wasteful, it's a shame'

'The industry is so wasteful, it's a shame'

A-List 2019: Smyle's production manager Nick Thomas.

48 hours in... Wales

48 hours in... Wales

Two days of meetings and activities in wonderful Wales, from Chateau Rhianfa to gorge-walking.

TfL appoints WRG to run events on London's Car Free Day

TfL appoints WRG to run events on London's Car Free Day

Agency will manage creative programming of day in September and provide full event management support.

'Surround yourself with collaborative and 'can-do' people you can rely on'

'Surround yourself with collaborative and 'can-do' people you can rely on'

A-List 2019: Adam Stanley, commercial director at Event Concept.

Why the future of events is sustainable

Why the future of events is sustainable

Producing sustainable events gives you a competitive advantage, says Matthias Schultze of the German Convention Bureau.

LATEST JOBS