With a population of over 600,000, Scotland’s largest city is rapidly becoming one of the world’s most preeminent centers for engineering. Well known for being the city of innovation and science, Glasgow is an excellent location to meet and engage with academics and future leaders in Offshore Technology. Find more fun things to do on Visit Scotland.
OMAE 2019 will be held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and Crowne Plaza Glasgow hotel on the River Clyde just outside of Glasgow city center. The SEC and hotel are located near Glasgow Airport and it is a short 15-minute bus or taxi ride into central Glasgow.
SEC Address: SEC Centre, Exhibition Way, Glasgow City. G3 8YW
Crowne Plaza Hotel: Congress Road, Glasgow City, G3 8QT
Getting to Glasgow
Glasgow is served by three international airports with worldwide connections. There are over 45 flights a day from London. Glasgow Airport [GLA] serves most international airlines and is located 8 miles west of the city; Prestwick Airport is 32 miles southwest of the city and is a main base for Ryanair; Edinburgh Airport is 39 miles from Glasgow and serves most international airlines.
There are more than 20 direct trains per day to Glasgow from London, and direct trains run from Edinburgh every 15 minutes on weekdays. Once in central Glasgow, the SEC is a three-minute train ride from the city center. If you arrive at Glasgow Queen Street Station, you’ll need to walk (approximately 5 minutes) or get a bus to Glasgow Central Station to continue your journey by train. The SEC has its own dedicated railway station – Exhibition Centre – allowing easy access from the city center and suburbs. There are six trains an hour from Glasgow Central station, departing from Platform 17 (low level).
The SEC (Scottish Event Campus) is ideally situated for motorists, just off the M8 motorway and with plenty of parking. Scotland has an extensive motorway network – Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh by the M8 and England via the M74. The M80 connects Stirling to Glasgow, while the M77 connects us to the west coast of Scotland. Traffic Scotland provides up to date traffic and roadworks information.