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Paediatric congress worth £8m to take place in Glasgow

Major win a result of collaborative bid between Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and partners

Pictured: The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) will host the International Congress on Paediatrics in 2021

Glasgow has won the major 2021 International Congress on Paediatrics, which will bring together 4,000 delegates and generate £8 million to the local economy.

The win was the result of a joint bid from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB), the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

Kathleen Warden, director of conferences at the SECC, said: "Our collaborative team approach was key to delivering a successful bid against significant international competition to host this event. We have a long-standing history of working with The Royal College who have previously hosted their national conference with us, and Europaediatrics in 2013. 

We have no doubt that the outstanding reputation of the RCPCH in the global field of paediatrics and child health ensured a victory, and as always it has been a privilege working with them.  We look forward to welcoming this prestigious event to Glasgow and The SECC.

"This win follows a very positive period of conference wins for the SECC so it is not only hugely encouraging but also a great endorsement to see that we continue to attract high profile events of this calibre."

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