SECC to host Olympic conference

The Scottish Exhibition
and Convention Centre is to host the International Convention on Science,
Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS), which will be held in the run-up to
the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Attracting around 3,000
delegates, the nine-day convention is estimated to generate £5m worth of
economic impact for Glasgow.

The venue’s director of sales, Ben Goedegebuure, says the event will
strengthen the city’s credentials for hosting major sporting events. “The SECC will be playing an integral part in the 2014
Commonwealth Games when they
come to Glasgow and this
pre-Olympic conference further represents our continuing commitment to supporting and staging major sporting
events.”

The Glasgow City Marketing Bureau worked with the Brunel ICSEMIS 2012
Consortium on the successful bid. The convention runs from 19 to 27 July 2012.

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

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