SECC beats European competition to attract 2,500 scientists

The Scottish Exhibition
and Conference Centre (SECC) has beaten European competition to win two major
biology conferences to be held in 2011 and 2012.

The events are expected
to bring more than 2,500 researchers and other scientists to Glasgow, which
beat cities including Seville and
Copenhagen to
host The Society of Experimental Biology in 2011 and the third Congress of Conservation Biologists in
2012.

“Our close ties with the
city’s universities and its scientific community, as well as the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau
(GCMB), have been
instrumental in attracting these specialist events,” says director
of sales at the SECC, Ben
Goedegebuure.

Goedegebuure added SECC’s
environmental credentials and commitment to hosting sustainable events were a
deciding factor that closed the deal for both conferences. The venue recently
secured a Gold award in the Green Tourism Business
Scheme.

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

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