Glasgow City Marketing Bureau wins 43 medical & scientific conferences

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau
(GCMB)
has won the bids
for 43 medical and scientific
conferences, expected to bring £22m of local economic benefit to the
city.

The events, scheduled to take place between 2012 and
2018, will equate to 16,500 delegates and 49,000 room
nights.

Glasgow converted £2m of conference business
between 1 April and 31 December last year, and says it is on track to achieve
£100m, in convention sales by the end of its current financial year on 31
March.

“These latest conference bids illustrate that Glasgow’s
proven pedigree as an international meetings destination is winning through, despite
intense competition from rival UK and European cities and today’s economic
climate,” said Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council and
Chair of GCMB.

“The opening later this year of the £74m Riverside
Museum and the advent of Scotland’s new National Arena at the SECC in 2013,
coupled with new hotels and other major infrastructure developments, will further reinforce Glasgow’s competitive
edge and increase the city’s attractiveness for conference organisers and as a
venue for major commercial,
entertainment, sporting and cultural
events,” he added.  

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Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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