CN examines how one of the university professors helped Glasgow land the British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Meeting and Annual Conference Who are the academic ambassadors that bring in the valuable conferences full of international colleagues? One of the most active convention bureaus in the UK, including working with ambassadors, is the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau? For the past five years Professor Andrew Baker has held the title of British Heart Foundation Professor of Translational Cardiovascular Sciences (BSGCT)at the University of Glasgow.
Bosses at an international conference centre have hailed record breaking profits – but warned that the results will not be repeated this year. The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) has posted the most successful financial results in the company’s history. For the year 2014/5 the company reported a record pre-tax profit of £6.7m. The increase in turnover of 50% to £34.9m was due to the first year’s trading of The SSE Hydro and the hosting the Commonwealth Games. The 2014/5 results saw growth in the conference and exhibition sectors due to greater space availability brought abou