01 Apr

Delegates Get on their Bikes at the SECC

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) has teamed up with bike sharing system,  Nextbike in a new partnership  which will give conference delegates complimentary access to bikes whilst attending events at the venue.

The bikes which are now readily available throughout Glasgow,  will enable easy travel  for delegates and 45 minutes hire time  to use between the venue, hotels and across the city,  as many times as they like throughout the conference; from mornings, over lunchtime or post event in the evenings.

The first conference to take advantage of the new initiative which aims to encourage healthier delegate practice will be The Annual Congress of The European Stroke Association, which takes place at the SECC from 17 – 19 April 2015.

Kennedy Lees, Professor of Cerebrovascular Medicine, University of Glasgow and President, European Stroke Organisation says:

“My colleagues and I encourage regular exercise for people of all ages, and welcome this initiative which will let our delegates maintain their own health while they visit us to discuss how to help their patients. 

“Two and a half thousand stroke doctors from around the world are meeting in Glasgow to discuss clinical trial results that have exciting implications for treatment of this devastating condition.  These will transform care of patients who can be treated quickly.  However, prevention is better than cure and although we eagerly await the introduction of new treatment we also recommend lifestyle changes that will delay or prevent stroke onset.”

 “We’re delighted to welcome the first Annual Congress of the European Stroke Association to The SECC.  For a small £1 registration fee, delegates at the conference will be first to be able to take advantage of the opportunity to travel free of charge whilst exploring the city,” comments Kathleen Warden, Director of Conference Sales, SECC.

Professor Lees joined SECC’s Director of Conference Sales, Kathleen Warden and Dawn Lauder, Senior Sales Manager to launch partnership outside the Clyde Auditorium.

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