A Warm Welcome from Eva Bolander, Lord Provost of Glasgow
Glasgow is ranked by the Mercer Cost of Living Survey as one of Europe’s most cost-effective cities and is the first in the UK to be included in the Global Destination Sustainability Index.
The city has over 18,000 rooms and is easily reached via 3 international airports or the largest rail network outside of London.
Glasgow is home to five of Scotland’s six national performing arts organisations and one of Europe’s largest civic arts collections. In 2016, Scotland was named “one of the top 20 best of the World destinations” by National Geographic Traveler.
More recently, Rough guides described Glasgow as “one of the best places to head for culinary experimentation” and the New York Times ranked Glasgow in the top 10 of its ’52 Places to go in 2018′ list.
With Loch Lomond just 40 minutes away, Glasgow is the perfect starting point for delegates to discover what Scotland has to offer.
The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) is the largest exhibition centre in Scotland. It is located in the district of Finnieston on the north bank of the River Clyde. The SEC is host to over 50 events each year and is home to some of the UK’s largest and most successful events. This venue is ideally located just 1 mile / 1.6 kms from Glasgow’s city centre, 20 minutes’ walk along the river front or a 4-minute journey, 2 stops by rail. Taxis are plentiful and very reasonably priced, the journey time to the city centre is approximately 10 minutes.
Finnieston is an area of Glasgow and is situated on the North bank of the River Clyde in between the city’s West End and the city centre. Since the opening of the 12,000-seater SSE Hydro located on the Scottish Event Campus – SEC, Finnieston has been buzzing with bars, restaurants, independent shops and art galleries.
The area has even been touted as the “new West End”.