glasgow

PEOPLE MAKE MEETINGS

COMPARISON WITH THE REGION

Glasgow has realised an urban transformation and has become the congress city in which people want to organise events. This is supported by excellent infrastructure and the connectivity of all players. In the field of infrastructure, the King is the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre. It is an events hub that can’t be compared to any other venue in Europe, as it combines a comprehensive range of hotels, special venues, and excellent accessibility. It is not surprising that on the ICCA scale last year, if we look at the number of participants, Glasgow surpassed destinations such as New York, Munich, Washington, Dublin, and Beijing. Looking at the number of events, Glasgow is even ahead of cities such as Melbourne, Geneva, Chicago, Florence, Cape Town and Los Angeles (of 400 cities, Glasgow was ranked in 28th place in 2015). Within the UK, only London has surpassed Glasgow. Destinations in the region of New Europe can learn a lot from Glasgow, especially on how to get congress tourism among the sectors, which can transform the city and provide a breakthrough in development.

MTLG INDEX / 2019 EDITION

DESTINATION CAPACITY

The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms: 7,230
The number of 4* and 5* category hotels: 89
Banquet hall maximum capacity: 6,000
The largest hall in the city (in m2): 10,965 m2
Destination population: 603,080
Maximum hall capacity in theatre style: 10,000

glasgow

DESTINATION INDICATORS 2019

ICCA Index – worldwide ranking – numbers of meetings47 / 4.42
ACI Airport Connectivity Index2.699 / 3.90
Numbeo Quality of Life Index179,46 / 3.62
Numbeo Safety Index54.39 / 2.99

MTLG CATEGORY

XL  MEETING DESTINATION

Destinations that can host more than 2000 attendees.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

GLASGOW INDIVIDUAL GRADES 2019 
Natural and cultural factors:4.74
General and transport infrastructure:4.84
Tourist infrastructure:4.86
Meeting infrastructure:4.96
Subjective grade:4.89
Marketing Buzz:4.99
ICCA index:4.42
Numbeo quality of life Index:3.62
Numbeo Safety Index:2.99
ACI Airport Connectivity Index3.90
DESTINATION MARK:4.42