19 May 2017
A new team set to boost Glasgow’s credentials as a world-leader in sustainable business tourism has been launched by the Glasgow Convention Bureau.
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is part of the new ‘green conventions team’ which brings together 20 representatives from across the city’s tourism and hospitality sectors, academic and business communities, and local government.
The initiative is part of a wider People Make Glasgow Greener campaign facilitated by the Glasgow Convention Bureau, to build collaboration between partners while growing the city’s position as the seventh most sustainable conference destination in the world and the only UK city to be included in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index).
Working with Glasgow City Council's Land and Environmental Services department and local seed-planting business, Kabloom; the People Make Glasgow Greener campaign will deliver bespoke ‘horticultural therapy’ packages for conference organisers interested in offering sustainable team-building activities for delegates. These will take place across the city’s parks and gardens, including the Woodlands Community Garden near the SEC, and include workshops on enhancing biodiversity, maintaining green-spaces and replanting Scottish wildflowers.
Other representatives include the Scottish Event Campus (SEC); Glasgow Restaurant Association (GRA); Greater Glasgow Hoteliers Association (GGHA); VisitScotland, ScotRail; Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), the Woodlands Community Development Trust and Locavore Farm as well as Glasgow, Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian Universities.