Search The Iceberg

Search & Filter

  • Sort By

  • Category

  • Host Destination

  • Sector

Found 35 Results

Viewing all Results

Glasgow’s Ambassadors Win £84m Meetings

Glasgow says it has secured 28 new conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic, which are expected to bring in around 36,000 delegates. The events, all won since last April, could be worth £84 million to the city. Glasgow Convention Bureau worked jointly on the bids with the destination’s academic conference ambassadors. From Association Meetings International…

Read More

Mark Laidlaw: The SEC From Hospital Back to Event Venue

Since the start of the crisis, like many other venues around the world, the Scottish Event Campus has been supporting health services in the battle against COVID-19. The SEC’s Director of Operations Mark Laidlaw describes the collaboration involved in operating as a field hospital as the venue now looks to its future. From Boardroom…

Read More

Scotland Offers Event Sector £10m

Funding of £10 million has been offered by Scotland’s Government to help the events sector recover from the pandemic, as a result of £97 million of funding being made available by the UK’s Government. Businesses which have not yet been able to access previous mechanisms of support will be prioritised. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

Read More

Coronavirus: ExCeL’s NHS Nightingale Ready

ExCeL London has become an emergency hospital, called NHS Nightingale, with the conference and exhibition centre being put into service to treat the expected surge in coronavirus patients. Other UK venues are also being prepared as ancillary hospitals: Birmingham’s NEC, Manchester Central and Glasgow’s SEC Centre. From Association Meetings International…

Read More

Glasgow’s Ambassadors Bring in £650m

Glasgow’s Conference Ambassador Programme, the first in the UK, has contributed at least £650 million to the city’s economy since it started thirty years ago. The scheme has 1,600 members. 141 events, indeed 35 percent of all meetings held in Glasgow last year, were led by a local conference ambassador. From Association Meetings International…

Read More