How to Attend Conferences in Glasgow like a Pro
Glasgow conference venues always seem to be hives of activity, which isn’t surprising in a city that hosts more international delegates than any other city outside the UK capital. Use our guide to find out how you can attend conferences in Glasgow like a pro.
The city has long been an academic and cultural centre, and this is echoed in its ability to host large conventions and conferences. Many of those events draw on Glasgow’s renown for world-leading research in engineering, technology, and life sciences. In addition to excellence in the various fields comprising those sectors, the city offers an incredible variety of venues. Among those that are most popular for Glasgow conferences include the Scottish Event Campus, universities, concert halls and other centres, and 24 museums.
When you’re not preparing for, or attending, conferences and related events, there is a myriad of cultural and other attractions to entice you. Glasgow’s also known as one of the UK’s foodie destinations, which means plenty of opportunities for you to treat your taste buds at restaurants and pubs. Located in the cultural quarter of Merchant City, Fraser Suites Glasgow is a fantastic choice when you’re looking for hotel accommodation for your conference trip to this vibrant Scottish city. If you’ve brought your family along or they are visiting for a weekend, you can share the excitement of the city with them before relaxing together in your suite.
Major Glasgow Conference Venues
Getting to Glasgow conference venues from our hotel is a breeze. The Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street stations are a 10-minute walk from our hotel, which is also close to bus stops and a metro station.
The Scottish Event Campus, also known as the SEC, is one of the most important venues for Glasgow conferences. Located on the bank of the River Clyde in the heart of the city, the SEC boasts a central location, advanced technical facilities, and excellent service.
The tiered auditorium called the SEC Armadillo can accommodate up to 3,000 delegates, while the SSE Hydro has seating for up to 12,000 delegates. The Lomond Auditorium has floor-level and removable tiered seating for up to 624 delegates. The SEC is between three and four miles away from our Glasgow conference centre hotel, so getting there via bus, cab, or train is quick and easy.
The University of Glasgow is another major venue for conferences. The venue offers more than 700sqm of event and exhibition space and a variety of room types. The university can accommodate events of up to 1,250 attendees. You can get to the university from Fraser Suites Glasgow via cab, bus, and the metro.
The Glasgow Caledonian University in the heart of the city offers a variety of conference rooms in Glasgow. Those spaces include exhibition halls, 30 high-tech seminar rooms, and tiered lecture theatres. The lecture theatre can seat up to 488 delegates, while the Conference Hall can host banqueting for up to 220 guests. The university’s Lantern Room can accommodate up to 80 delegates. Getting to the university from Fraser Suites Glasgow is easy, thanks to regular buses and trains, as well as cabs.
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s main auditorium seats up to 2,000 delegates. The venue’s Strathclyde Suite can host up to 400 delegates, while the Exhibition Hall can accommodate up to 300 delegates. The Lomond and Clyde Foyers and the Strathclyde and Island Bars can be used for breakout areas and for smaller conferences and meetings. This large venue is a short cab, bus, or train ride from our Glasgow conference centre hotel. You also have the option of walking there, which should take approximately 16 minutes.
The Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) is a state-of-the-art venue with a Main Auditorium that can accommodate up to 450 delegates. The Executive Suite can accommodate up to 100 delegates, and the seminar rooms have space for up to 50 delegates. TIC is a mere seven-minute walk from Fraser Suites Glasgow.
Attending a Glasgow conference is a great opportunity to enjoy some of the city’s culinary delights. When the day’s activities are over, you can head to one of the city’s superb restaurants or pubs. Japanese restaurant Pickled Ginger is close to the SEC, as is Cranside Kitchen, known for a fine selection of international dishes and drinks.
Locker 1012, Finnieston, is close to SEC and to the University of Glasgow. You can enjoy exceptionally good café dining at this cute establishment. If you want to eat in Merchant City, try out Nonna Said, a pizzeria that serves Napoli-style pizzas and cocktails with a twist, or head to Glaschu, a contemporary Scottish restaurant and bar on Royal Exchange Square with an impressive menu and signature drinks.
You’ll find Scotland’s largest bar and restaurant, Platform, on Argyle Street. Under Glasgow Central Station, the restaurant brings together a range of independent street food trucks and boasts a microbrewery.
Get the best deal on your accommodation with Fraser Suites Glasgow. Our Sweet Dreams and Breakfast offer lets you enjoy a hearty breakfast every morning, which is a great way to prepare for a long day of conferencing. If you’re not quite sure how your plans are going to pan out, our Best Flexible Rates allow you to change or cancel your reservation with flexibility. If you’re going to be in the city for 28 days or more, our Just Like Home offer is for you. The offer includes discounts, transfers and a shuttle bus, complimentary use of various facilities, and more.
Fantastic Facilities At Fraser Suites Glasgow
You’ll find a range of facilities to enjoy during your stay at Fraser Suites Glasgow. Among them are our newly refurbished Breakfast Room, a fully equipped Fitness Suite, a self-service Laundry Suite, and a digital concierge service that offers 24-hour assistance and information.
Choose our hotel when you attend a Glasgow conference. Contact us for more information.