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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 Event Campus. 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.

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MTLG INDEX / 2020 EDITION

DESTINATION CAPACITY

  • The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms: 8,073
  • The number of 4* and 5* category hotels: 94
  • Banquet hall maximum capacity: 6,000
  • The largest hall in the city (in m2): 10956 m2
  • Destination population: 603,080
  • Maximum hall capacity in theatre style: 10,000
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DESTINATION INDICATORS 2020

ICCA Index – worldwide ranking – numbers of meetings4,50
ACI Airport Connectivity Index3,79
Numbeo Quality of Life Index3,50
Numbeo Safety Index3,07
Index Banquet/Theatre166,67
Index Hotel Rooms/Theatre123,87

MTLG CATEGORY

XL MEETING DESTINATION

Destinations that can host more than 2000 attendees.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

GLASGOW INDIVIDUAL GRADES 2020 
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:4.50
Numbeo quality of life Index:3.50
Numbeo Safety Index:3.07
ACI Airport Connectivity Index3.79
DESTINATION MARK:4.41