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SEC builds on stellar conference year

The newly re-branded Scottish Event Campus (SEC) announces 3 new conference wins

Pictured: The SEC has secured three major conferences following its successful year in 2016 for conference wins

The newly re-named Scottish Event Campus (SEC) is building on its record year of wins in 2016 by securing three major life science and chemical conferences for the coming years. 

The Glasgow venue, which rebranded from the Scottish Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) this year, will welcome the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) in 2018 and 2019, The Electrochemical Society (ECS) in 2019 and the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) in 2021. 

The NCRI conferences alone will welcome an estimated 2,000 delegates from all over the UK for each event, which showcases the best in cancer research from all around the world. 

Nicole Leida, head of conference and events at the NCRI, said: “We are delighted the NCRI Cancer Conference will take place in Glasgow at the SEC in 2018 and 2019. We have the utmost confidence in the team there and we believe they will be able to support us in the delivery of a very successful event. The NCRI is a partnership of cancer research funders in the UK and hosting the conference in Glasgow is the next step on our journey to visiting some of the UK’s many hubs of research excellence.” 

The Electrochemical Society’s Conference on Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage and the European Society of Human Genetics Conference will return to the campus in 2019 and 2021 respectively. 

Director of conference sales at the SEC, Kathleen Warden, said: “It will be fantastic to welcome back both ECS and ESHG to the SEC. The return of both organisations is testament to the fact that the SEC, Glasgow is recognised as one of the top locations in Europe for staging conferences. Repeat business is a sure sign of success in any industry and with competition now global, we are thrilled that both have chosen to return to the city.” 

The SEC worked in partnership with Glasgow Convention Bureau and Visit Scotland to bring the conferences to the city and to create "diverse scientific and cultural experiences for delegates". 

In addition to major UK and international association conferences, significant corporate wins last year included global skincare specialists Arbonne and fast food giant KFC.

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