Deadline for early bird registration
15 June 2017



Accompanying Persons' Programme

The accompanying persons registration includes the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception on Wednesday the 6th September, lunches and cofee breaks and purchase of a  ticket for the Gala Dinner at the subsidised rate of 30 Euros.

Below is information about excursions and tours that will allow you to enjoy Glasgow and the surrounding area during your visit to ESPN 2017.

Wednesday 6th


Welcome Civic Reception

After the formal Opening Ceremony, Scottish bagpipers will lead a procession of  ESPN delegates across the bridge over the River Clyde to Glasgow’s Science Centre, where they can enjoy an informal Civic reception with drinks and canapés hosted by The Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow.

Friday 8th

Gala dinner and ceilidh

The gala dinner will be held in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, one of the jewels of Victoria Glasgow.

Why not join delegates for the Kidney Research UK Fun Run on Thursday the 7th September

ESPN 5K Fun Run in aid of Kidney Research UK.

On Thursday evening, join Kidney Research UK for their 5K run and have the opportunity to see the city of Glasgow with a route which cross-crosses the bridges over the Clyde. By taking part, you can help Britain's leading kidney research charity, fund more research into the causes, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. The run will also be celebrating the coming merger of Kids Kidney Research and Kidney Research UK.

  • Thursday 7 September 2017
  • 18:30
  • £10.00 registration fee (all money raised will go to Kidney Research UK)

To register online please visit:
Registration will also be available until 3pm on the day at the Kidney Research UK stand.

Day tours from Glasgow City centre

Glasgow Convention Bureau has arranged special discounts for delegates or accompanying persons who wish to take sightseeing tours before, during or after the conference. Simply contact the tour company directly quoting the discount code stated below to book your trip.

Glasgow Taxis

With a fleet of over 800 taxis, we are the largest supplier of licensed taxis in Glasgow, Scotland, and the largest in the UK outside London.
Nobody knows Glasgow like we do and that means whether you are an individual or a business, large or small, if you’re looking for taxis in Glasgow we can provide you with an efficient, reliable taxi service, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
For city centre tours only please quote GCB3 for a £2 discount.

Please click here for detailed information.

The perfect way to experience Glasgow
City Sightseeing Glasgow tours!

Our open-top bus tour is the perfect way to discover Glasgow and, with 21 stops where you can hop-on and off, we make it easy for you to visit the best that Glasgow has to offer. . A discount will be available in the delegate bag.

Please click here for detailed information.

Rabbie’s Tours

Small group tours – full day or half-day, departing from Glasgow City Centre.
10% off tours for conference delegates using the code GCM1115
Phone : 0131 226 3133
Website :

Please click here for Glasgow tours brochures.

Timberbush Tours

1, 2 or 3 day tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, departing from Glasgow City Centre.
15% off tours for conference delegates using the code GCMB15
Phone : 0141 226 8882
Website :

Visitor itineraries – Glasgow city things to do

Explore the best that Glasgow has to offer, with our selection of fantastic itineraries to help you make the most of your trip to the city. Perhaps you’re here because you’ve heard about our renowned museums and art galleries? Or maybe it’s our world-class sporting facilities? Or else you’re looking for that perfect romantic place in the city?  Whatever it is, you’ll find it here! For detailed information: