38th International Conference on Ocean,
Offshore & Arctic Engineering

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

June 9-14, 2019

Venue / Travel



Glasgow, a port city on the River Clyde with a population of over 600,000, occupies much of the lower Clyde Valley extending into the surrounding districts. Scotland's largest city has so much to offer; it is a lively, bustling place, distinctive and full of character and you are bound to get a very warm welcome indeed. Known as the second city of the British Empire, Glasgow has a rich local history and charm, and as you wander the streets you will find many striking examples of 18th and 19th century Victorian architecture.

Glasgow is rapidly becoming one of the world’s most preeminent centres for engineering, is a national cultural hub, and is the fourth most visited city in the UK. Well known for being the city of innovation and science in Scotland, Glasgow is an excellent location to meet and engage with academics and future leaders in Offshore Technology.

Present day Glasgow is a vibrant hub of activity, a Scottish metropolis rich in music, arts, sport, food, culture and education, not forgetting its many pubs and distilleries. There is plenty to keep you occupied and something for everyone. Enjoy picturesque parks like Glasgow Green, learn about Scotland in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, or soak up Glasgow’s buzzing social scene on Ashton Lane.

A unique, interesting and not-to-miss destination for OMAE participants. Visit the Visit Scotland website for more information.

Conference Venue

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 centre. 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

By Air

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, and Edinburgh Airport is 39 miles from Glasgow and serves most international airlines.

By Train

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 centre. 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 centre and suburbs. There are six trains an hour from Glasgow Central station, departing from Platform 17 (low level).

By Car

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.