Glasgow offers the perfect formula for successful meetings and conventions.


  • Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and economic heart;
  • There are five universities and a thriving knowledge economy
  • Glasgow is at the forefront of low-carbon developments as it seeks to re-invent itself in line with its vision to be one of the most sustainable cities in Europe.
  • Glasgow sits firmly in the centre of a rich and varied Life Science offer from the West of Scotland.
  • Employing around 30,000 people, Glasgow’s tourism and related industries continue to lead the city’s economic resurgence.
  • Glasgow has a global reputation as a centre for engineering excellence.
  • The Global Financial Centres Index 2012 confirmed that Glasgow is now in the Top 15 European Financial Centres (ranked 14th)
  • The Higher Education sector contributes £1,258m to Scottish output and the Further Education Colleges support Scotland’s economic activity to the sum of £369m.


15 minutes’ drive from Glasgow Airport.


There are over 7,000 hotel bedrooms within a 2 mile radius of the SEC & over 12,000 in metropolitan Glasgow


Glasgow is ranked by the Mercer Cost of Living Survey as one of Europe’s most cost effective cities.


  • The city has one of the finest civic art collections in Europe;
  • It is also home to Scotland’s national opera, ballet and theatre companies.


Glasgow is an exceptionally compact, walkable city.


We’ve got fabulous and unusual venues for a memorable social programme.


Glasgow is only 30 minutes from Loch Lomond National Park and some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery

People Make Glasgow
Glasgow Economic Leadership

As others see us

In 2014, Glasgow was voted ‘World’s Friendliest City’ in a Rough Guide poll.

World-renowned travel magazine National Geographic Traveller named Glasgow as one of its 20 ‘Best of the World’ destinations for 2016.

The respected Lonely Planet guide recently said of the city: “Glasgow is regenerating and evolving at a dizzying pace. Its Victorian architectural legacy is now swamped with cutting-edge style bars and world-class venues to tickle your taste buds. The city is going through a long-term transformation, evident along the revitalised River Clyde.”

According to a recent Experian poll, Glasgow offers the best shopping in the UK outside London’s west end.


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