SECC's operating profit for the period was also up 47% to £618,676.
SECC hosted 43 conferences that attracted more than 45,000 delegates throughout the year.
SECC chief executive John Sharkey attributed the growth partly to the creation of a combined sales and marketing team.
"This year, we've seen the benefits of combining marketing and sales expertise in a joint sales division, allowing us to work to a tight tenancy calendar and maximising long and short-term business," he said. "We've been particularly successful in the international association market, hosting a number of prestigious events including conferences for the International Aeronautical Federation and the International Conference on Pain."
Sharkey forecasts a challenging year in 2010 but plans to "build on past and current successes to emerge as a stronger business from the economic downturn".