The SEC has welcomed the return of exhibitions as both Scotland’s ‘Strongest Man’ and ‘The Gin To My Tonic Show’ opened its doors to attendees over the weekend of 11-12 September.
The weekend of shows kicked off a series of five exhibitions that will run before the campus becomes dedicated to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). The upcoming Can You Dance Live, Autumn Trade Fair and Crafts for Christmas are expected to attract over 15,000 visitors.
Angela Smith, head of business development at the SEC, said: “We were so excited to welcome the team back on site particularly after such a challenging time for events. As always, they delivered a fantastic show with record sales. A great time was certainly had by all.”
Dan Thurlow, director of exhibitions at the SEC, added: “Like all, we have missed hosting events because we have missed bringing people together. Seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces from build-up through to busy open days has been heart-warming. It’s given everyone a lift to get back to doing what we love to do. COP26 will be massive, on many levels, and then we’re back to a busy run of events that take us through to our own Irn Bru Carnival over Christmas and New Year.
“The campus has never been closed; we changed purpose to support the NHS which has taken a massive effort from the venue team, but we’re delighted to be back hosting events. I’d like to thank all of our customers who have been so patient, flexible and determined. And now, we can’t wait to welcome you back to Glasgow.”