Practical Info

In 2020 the Creative Cities Convention is being held in Glasgow.

Hosted by renowned journalist and broadcaster, Kirsty Wark, the event, which takes place over two-days, is the perfect meeting place for media people to discuss and debate the industry while getting valuable insights from a speaker programme of experts.

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WHERE AND WHEN?

The Creative Cities Convention takes place at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on:

  • Thursday, April 23, from 5.30pm – 8pm with networking drinks to follow.
  • Friday, April 24 from 9.30am – 3.30pm (latest).

How much?

Secure your Early Bird Tickets now from £155. Only available until 28th February 2020 

There are discounted rates for students contact us for details.

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Where to stay?

Hotel prices vary in Glasgow, like most major cities, but booking in advance can get you a better deal. Glasgow Convention Bureau have arranged special rates for delegates, please click here for more information.

Getting to Glasgow

By train

Glasgow is well connected by train with the rest of the UK.

Delegates arriving form the South arrive into Glasgow Central station and delegates arriving from Edinburgh and the North arrive into Glasgow Queen Street station.

Both stations are within easy walking distance of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

By air

Glasgow Airport has direct connections with Dublin, Birmingham, Bristol, Belfast, Southampton, Exeter and East Midlands, as well as over 30 flights daily from London.

On arrival at Glasgow Airport,  delegates can travel by bus to the city centre in just 15 minutes. Further information and advance tickets are available here:

https://www.firstgroup.com/greater-glasgow/routes-and-maps/glasgow-airport-express

Alternatively, pre-book with Glasgow Taxis with their special delegate codes as follows:

Phone +44 (0) 141 429 7070 to book ahead using the following codes to get the discounted fare.

Glasgow Airport to City Centre: use code GCB 1 – set fare £18.00

City Centre to  Glasgow Airport: use code GCB 2 – set fare £22.00

Delegates looking for a taxi City Tour can use code GCB 3 for a £2.00 discount on all city tours.

About Glasgow

Glasgow was named the ‘UK’s top cultural and creative city’ in a landmark report by the European Commission in 2019 and one of the top 10 ‘Best Cities in the World’ in 2019 by Time Out Magazine.

Explore the city centre during your visit, including the Gallery of Modern ArtThe Lighthouse(Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture), the City Chambers and George Square.

The Art Mural Trail is a great way to take in the city and enjoy the street art and character of Glasgow.

Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music with live music events taking place every week. Make the most of your stay and find out what’s on here.

If you’ve never visited Glasgow, you should check out insider tips on ‘first time must sees’ here.

The City Sightseeing Tour is a great way to get a glimpse of the different neighbourhoods and attractions in the city, with the option to hop on and hop off if you’d like to explore the museums and galleries further.

For full city information, insider tips and planning tools, please visit peoplemakeglasgow.com.