2017 Glasgow

Social Events

Welcome Drink / Thursday, September 28:  18.30 – 19.30
*free for all participants – no need to reserve*
Hotel Foyer – Radisson Blu Hotel

 Wine with the Lord Provost / Friday, September 29: 19.00 – 20.00  
*all participants are kindly invited – no need to reserve*  
Glasgow City Chambers (15 minute walk from Hotel)

glasgow-city-chambersCompleted in 1888 and overlooking George Square, Glasgow City Chambers is one of the city’s most prestigious buildings.

The City Chambers or Municipal Buildings in Glasgow, Scotland, has functioned as the headquarters of Glasgow City Council since 1996, and of preceding forms of municipal government in the city since 1889, located on the eastern side of the city’s George Square. An eminent example of Victorian civic architecture, the building was constructed between 1882 and 1888 to a competition winning design by Scottish architect William Young a native of Paisley.

Inaugurated in August 1888 by Queen Victoria, the first council meeting was held within the chambers in October 1889. The building originally had an area of 5,016 square metres. In 1923, an extension to the east side of the building in John Street was opened and in 1984 Exchange House in George Street was completed, increasing the size of the City Chambers complex to some 14,000 square metres.

Congress Dinner / Friday, September 29: 20.15 – 22.30  
*Please reserve and pay in advance*
Trades Hall of Glasgow (3 minute walk from Chambers)

TradeshallSituated in the Merchant City in the heart of Glasgow, the Trades Hall is one of the most important historic buildings in Glasgow.

Designed and built from 1791-1794 by Robert Adam, one of Scotland’s most famous architects, the Trades Hall was built to serve as a public hall and meeting place for the city’s Trades House & 14 Incorporated Crafts.

Today, whether you are planning an exhibition, conference, dinner or meeting the Trades Hall offers a unique and prestigious setting with impressive facilities.

The Grand Hall is an opulent setting for your conference dinner, dance or Scottish Ceilidh and can accommodate up to 230 delegates (seated). The Hall is decorated with a fascinating gilt-painted frieze depicting the Trades of Glasgow and is illuminated by golden chandeliers.

The Saloon, which adjoins the Grand Hall, can hold up to 100 people for receptions or 60 for dinners, making it ideal for your pre-dinner drinks reception or as a breakout room. The Saloon features mahogany-panelled walls inscribed with gilt lettering, stained glass windows, baroque electroliers and a white marble Adam fireplace, ideal as a background for memorable photography.

The North and South Galleries, located on the top floor of the Trades Hall, are two new additions to the suite of space available to hire at the venue. These freshly refurbished conference rooms, in a stripped Adam style, are ideal for presentations, press releases, company meetings and training sessions.