Host City 2024 dates, new venue and awards announced. SCOTTISH EVENT CAMPUS

The annual Host City Conference and Exhibition, the largest international gathering of cities and sports, business and cultural events, will take place at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow on 3-4 December, celebrating the best in event hosting with an evening reception on the first day.

Host City 2024 will bring together hundreds of major event owners, organisers and hosts from around the world for two days of insightful discussion and debate in plenary sessions, presentations and keynote addresses. The 11th Host City will also feature a hosted buyer programme for the growing community of international event owners and organising committees. 

The attendees include leaders from International Federations and IOC members, as well as owners and organisers of entertainment events and major congresses. Host City 2024 is supported by Global Presenting Partners and Hosts: Glasgow Life, EventScotland and the Scottish Event Campus. The move to a larger venue and the launch of the Host City Awards reflects the growth of the event after a decade of increasingly successful events. 

Susan Deighan, Chief Executive of Glasgow Life, said: "Glasgow has a reputation for hosting world-class cultural, sporting and business events, so we look forward to welcoming delegates to the city once again for the Host City Conference and Exhibition in December. The breadth of expertise and wealth of knowledge shared at Host City is invaluable as we continue to push the boundaries of successful event organisation. 

"We look forward to adding our own distinctive host voice to the proceedings, sharing our experience of delivering engaging and diverse events such as the World Athletics Indoor Championships held here in March, and hearing how others are creating a real legacy for local communities," she added. 

Some of the participants in the Host City 2023.
Some of the participants in the Host City 2023.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, VisitScotland, said: "EventScotland is delighted to continue its partnership with Host City, having been a long-standing supporter since its inception. Fostering a spirit of collaboration and innovation, the conference continues to provide a dynamic environment for networking, knowledge sharing and celebration with the introduction of this year's inaugural Host City Awards. 

"The opportunity to attract and bring together key global partners and stakeholders to discuss a range of immediate and emerging trends within our sector is incredibly valuable. We are delighted that the event is set to grow and look forward to welcoming both new and returning speakers and delegates from across the sports, cultural and business events landscape to Glasgow, and indeed Scotland, later this year," he added.   

Kathleen Warden, Director of Conference Sales, Scottish Event Campus, said: "We are delighted to be supporting support Host City.  This event plays an important role in positioning Glasgow and Scotland as a natural location destination for major events and conferences and we are delighted to provide a platform for its growth." 

Host City 2024 is also supported by the Glasgow Convention Bureau. The full Host City 2024 agenda and all the details of the inaugural Host City Awards will be announced shortly.