Glasgow welcomes over 150,000 delegates, attending over 500 conferences, worth £140m in economic benefit to the city from delegate spend annually. Glasgow is one of Europe’s most successful conference locations, hosting more international delegates than any other UK city outside London.
Glasgow Convention Bureau is responsible for positioning Glasgow as a major conference destination within the UK and internationally. The experienced conventions team continuously develops its city-wide strategic partnerships, world leading Conference Ambassador Programme and bespoke public engagement activities to support UK, European and international clients with hosting a successful and memorable meeting in Glasgow.
The team work with a variety of stakeholders and partners across the city including the SEC, universities, venues, hotels, restaurants, transport providers, Glasgow Airport, VisitScotland, Scottish Enterprise, NHS and smaller companies that support business events in the city.
Glasgow Convention Bureau was named the UK’s Best Convention Bureau for the 14th consecutive year at the M&IT Awards in February 2020. In December 2019 the convention bureau was also awarded a Special Chairmen's Excellence Award by the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) for the People Make Glasgow Healthier initiative.
In 2016, Glasgow was the first UK city to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index. Glasgow currently sits 4th in the world rankings of sustainable conference cities. www.gds-index.com/ The Convention Bureau promote our Dear Green Place through the People Make Glasgow Greener initiative. People Make Glasgow Greener