153% increase in Glasgow conferences puts it above Chicago!

From Insider today:

‘Glasgow has enjoyed a record year for conference business, according to figures out today. The city hosted 538 events in 2018/19, bringing nearly 160,000 delegates attending UK and international meetings. The annual number of conferences held in Glasgow has increased by 153% from 213 in 2009/10. In that period, the number of delegates has risen 90% from 84,000 while delegate spend has increased 70% from £88 million. Last month, a report by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) showed Glasgow attracted more international delegates in 2018 than Melbourne, Milan, Chicago, Geneva and Washington DC.’

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/city-record-breaking-year-conference-17269602

Earlier evidence that Glasgow is ‘going places’, so to speak, has been reported here:

Glasgow getting miles and miles better with help from that ‘Sturgeon’s SNP’

Glasgow Gallery and Museum beats Edinburgh and London

‘Glasgow’s blistering commercial property market’

Miles Better? Glasgow hotel revenue growing eight times faster than UK average

Massive increase in spending by international visitors to Glasgow

‘Edinburgh and Glasgow in top five cities to work in UK’

More real economic strength revealed as demand for Glasgow office space increases dramatically

 

 

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One thought on “153% increase in Glasgow conferences puts it above Chicago!

  1. Alasdair Macdonald July 1, 2019 / 7:17 pm

    Can this be true? There is nothing about it on the BBC Scotland Business pages.

    Liked by 1 person

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