The European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) Congress will be coming to Glasgow in 2018.
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB) announced the joint win bid led by the British Association for the Surgery of the Knee, GCMB and the SECC.
The UK and Glasgow orthopedic community and local ambassadors, ranging from the NHS to the National Stadium Sports Health and Injury Clinic at Hampden Park, in Glasgow, also supported the bid.
The event is set to bring 3,000 delegates from across the world for the four-day conference that is expected to inject £4m economic boost into local hotels, restaurants, bars, hotels and other city businesses.
“We’re delighted to have taken the decision to bring our premier Congress to Glasgow and the SECC,” said Zhanna Kovalchuk, Executive Director at ESSKA. “The team’s enthusiasm and professionalism was evident and gave us the feeling that anything was possible in the city,” she added.
“The feedback we received from ESSKA was incredibly positive and reflected the partnership we have within the city and between ourselves and GCMB,” noted Kathleen Warden, Director of Conference Sales at the SECC. “It’s another great association event, ideal for our venue, and it will make the most of the space and facilities we have.”
The ESSKA Congress returns to the UK in 2018 for the first time since 2000 when the meeting was held in London. Previous host cities have included Amsterdam, Geneva, Athens, Rome and Porto, with Barcelona set to host the next, biennial, 2016 ESSKA Congress.
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