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Scottish Event Campus secures European meetings for 2023

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC), in partnership with the Glasgow Convention Bureau, has announced it will host three European meetings in 2023.

The European meetings will include The European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), the European Society for Radiotherapy Oncology (ESTRO) and the European Magnetic Resonance Meeting (EUROMAR).

The conferences will welcome over 10,000 delegates to Glasgow. The city has been selected due to its scientific strengths, good business case and effective team approach.

Kathleen Warden, director of conference sales, SEC, said that conferences are a “catalyst for social and economic progress.”

Simon Blows, event logistics and development manager, Institution of Engineering and Technology, commented: “As a global hub for photonics research with institutions such as the nanofabrication centre at the University of Glasgow, the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics and the Institute of Photonics at Strathclyde University, Glasgow is well equipped to host ECOC.”

Professor Anthony Chalmers, chair of clinical oncology, University of Glasgow, said: “We are thrilled that Glasgow has been selected as the host for ESTRO’s Annual Congress.

“The congress is a catalyst for us to deliver the local engagement project which aims to increase the use of radiotherapy for cancer patients across the West of Scotland.”

Chalmers added that ESTRO aims to “demonstrate progress” in the optimal use of radiation oncology.

Aileen Crawford, head of conventions, Glasgow Convention Bureau, said: “It is great to see team Glasgow working together on behalf of our prestigious European associations. The Glasgow offering continues to connect and resonate with European decision makers, looking for a committed host location to help deliver a successful meeting.”