The glitterati of Scotland's events industry will ascend upon Glasgow next month to pay homage to the multi-million pound industry that has seen the likes of the Mobo Awards, MTV and Vogue host bashes in Scotland in recent times.
On Thursday 9 September, Glasgow will play host to the leading figures of Scotland's glamorous events industry. They will be amongst the first to sample the city’s Grand Central Hotel, which has been extravagantly refurbished to reflect the elegance and glamour of an age when it entertained stars such as Frank Sinatra and John F Kennedy.
The revamped hotel will welcome 350 of the countries foremost organisers and suppliers at the suitably themed Hollywood Glamour evening.
The hotel will open its doors to this year's awards finalists – the cream of the Scottish Events industry – including nominations for events such as the MOBO Awards, which bravely moved from London to Glasgow last year.
Celtic Connections is up for Best Traditional Event, while Glasgow landmark the SECC could be crowned for the second year as one of Scotland’s best venues.
In total forty-three companies have been nominated and the finalists range from charity events such as Nordoff Robins Music Therapy Tartan Clef Awards to sporting events including the Scottish Cup Final 2010 while individual award nominations include some of Scotland’s leading events figures.
The past year has been tough for the events industry but these awards aim to recognise and reward the hard work people put in to deliver world-class events and services within Scotland, an area that ploughs millions into the country's economy.
To see a full list of nominations, visit the Scottish Event Awards website.