Host City welcomes continued support of EventScotland

Host City 2019 Expo & Conference returns to Glasgow, Scotland on 25-27 November with the continued support of EventScotland, Glasgow Convention Bureau and Glasgow Life.

Host City 2019, the largest meeting of cities and sports, business and cultural events, will have an expanded, interactive event format. The event kicks off with a welcome reception on 25th November, followed by a day of high-level plenary conference on 26th. The 27th will be a full day of sector-focused roundtables, workshops and association meetings all taking place around a world-class marketplace of exhibitors.

Matthew Astill, CEO of Host City, owner Cavendish Group said: "We are delighted to return to Glasgow with the support of EventScotland, Glasgow Convention Bureau and Glasgow Life. Host City Expo & Conference has grown in size and quality every year in Glasgow since 2015, and the expanded format in 2019 will be a step change for the development of this crucial platform for all stakeholders in the hosting of major sports, business and cultural events.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland said: "Scotland is synonymous with the Host City Conference and I’m delighted to be continuing our support to secure its return to Glasgow in 2019 with an expanded format. The Conference and Expo is an excellent chance for event professionals from across the world to come together to share best practice as well as discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

“Scotland is a world-leader in event delivery and this was reaffirmed last week when the UCI awarded the country its inaugural Cycling World Championships in 2023. This success, alongside our extensive experience in the delivery of other major events, including 2014 Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup and this year’s Solheim Cup, makes us the perfect host for Host City 2019. I look forward to seeing everyone this November for another highly engaging and insightful conference and expo.”

Billy Garrett, Director of Sport and Events at Glasgow Life said: "We're enjoying a pioneering era of sport in Glasgow at present, from the global success of having delivered the inaugural European Championships last summer to the UCI's announcement just last week that we'll be hosting the first ever combined Cycling World Championships in 2023.

"As one of the world's top five sports cities, Glasgow routinely punches above its weight when it comes to our sporting reputation and our ability to produce spectacular sporting events, so there really is no better home for Host City Expo. As one of the largest and most important platforms for the world's sporting events industry, we’re looking forward to welcoming this fantastic event back to Glasgow for a fifth time." 

Aileen Crawford, Head of Glasgow Convention Bureau said: “As one of the largest gatherings of event professionals in the world, we’re delighted that the Host City Expo is returning to Glasgow this year. Conferences and major events are pillars of Glasgow’s Tourism and Visitor Plan to 2023 and growing these sectors is crucial to strengthening the city’s – and Scotland’s – competitive advantage as a vibrant, world-class and first choice business tourism and events destination.”

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