Glasgow offers the complete Scottish experience.

We might not be on the same lines of latitude, but we’re certainly on the same page as North American meeting planners. Literally – no language barriers mean nothing is lost in translation.

Nestled in the heart of Scotland’s biggest city, we can offer you the complete Scottish delegate experience at the Scottish Event Campus.

We have hosted many North American headquartered clients, and pride ourselves in delivering on the detail and understanding the differing needs of our international meeting planners. We are members of PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) and are committed to the delivery of great events by offering our full support all the way through from planning to execution.

We’re a tight knit community here in Glasgow, and we work very closely with our partners VisitScotland, Glasgow Convention Bureau and Glasgow Life on a daily basis alongside the world-class universities in our city. Our partnerships mean that we can help you to find figureheads in your industry in Glasgow, or across Scotland, so that you can deliver rich, relevant and engaging content to your delegates.

These strong relationships also mean that we can pull together that complete Scottish experience out with the conference sessions. Be it whisky tours, golfing, castle exploring – you name it, we can make it work.

If sampling the local nightlife is more suited to your delegates, the SEC happens to be a ten-minute walk from one of the hippest places to be in the UK* - Finnieston. Here, you’ll find some truly fantastic bars and restaurants and it’s a short taxi ride or walk from here into the bustling city centre.

You can stay nearby, too. With five hotels on site and two more in their development phases, there’s plenty rooms within walking distance of the campus.

We tick all the boxes

  • The SEC has a stunning riverside location, set along the banks of the River Clyde.
  • 1,500 hotel bedrooms onsite and a further 10,000 within 2km of the SEC.
  • There are a variety of social venues nearby including the Clydeside Distillery, Riverside Museum, Radisson Red, Glasgow Science Centre.
  • Finnieston, our delegate district is within a 5 minute walk from the SEC. It has been voted as one of ‘Europe’s hippest neighbourhoods’.
  • Glasgow was ranked as the number 1 best UK city break for 2021 by CN Traveller.

 

  • The SEC team can help your event reach a truly global audience by supporting the hybrid elements of your event, creating a bespoke offering.
  • Glasgow has been ranked as one of the top ten cities in the world by Time Out Magazine 2019, noting that ‘Glasgow is number one in the world for friendliness and affordability’.
  • Scotland was named as the ‘world’s most beautiful country’ by Rough Guides. Glasgow is the perfect gateway to explore – within only 40 minutes you can be in the remarkable Scottish highlands.
  • We have a number of sustainable initiatives in place to reduce our environmental impact. To find out more, click here.
  • Glasgow International Airport is only a 15-minute drive from SEC. With regular direct flights to the USA and Canada including New York, Toronto, Orlando, Vancouver.

Testimonials


"As a congress organiser I think one key thing we truly value is the way the SEC staff join as fully fledged members of our event team. "

Mandy Shore, Executive Director, KnowledgePoint360

 

"By their very nature, our meetings entail exceptional logistics and the SEC did an excellent job in meeting all our requirements. They provided extensive support in the lead-up and during our meetings. We would be remiss not to mention their positive can-do attitude and their friendliness throughout our collaboration – Glaswegians do live up to their reputation as having the friendliest city in the world."

Shannan Withers, Senior Manager - World Anti Doping Agency

 

Our People

Dawn Lauder

Head of International Conferences

conferences@sec.co.uk

+44 (0) 141 275 6233

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Jennifer Roddie

Senior Sales Manager – International Associations

conferences@sec.co.uk

+44 (0) 141 576 3274

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Ritchie Munro

International Conference Sales Manager

conferences@sec.co.uk

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Kathleen Warden

Director of Conference Sales

conferences@sec.co.uk

+44 (0) 141 275 6211

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