Motivational Service Excellence Keynote Speaker in Glasgow, UK
Ron Kaufman is one of the world’s leading motivational keynote speakers on the topics of achieving service excellence, increasing customer satisfaction, retaining loyal customers, and building sustainable service cultures. Rated one of the “Top 25 Who’s Hot” speakers by Speaker magazine, Ron presents powerful insights and global best practices from working with clients in every industry and on every continent for more than thirty years. His energetic keynote speeches have inspired millions, frequently earning standing ovations from audiences of all ages. In 2018, GlobalGurus rated Ron the #1 customer service guru in the world. Ron travels worldwide to speak at company meetings, industry conferences, and association events throughout the year.
Ron is author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller, “Uplifting Service! The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues and Everyone Else You Meet” and 14 other books on service, business and inspiration. He is the founder of UP! Your Service, a global education and consulting company that enables leaders and organizations to build sustainable cultures that win the hearts and minds of customers, colleagues, and partners.
General Information about Glasgow for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and the fourth most populous one in the UK (with approximately 600,000 inhabitants). It is the largest seaport in the UK and the only city in Scotland which has an underground railway system (the third oldest in the world). Glasgow is renowned for its Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture which can be admired in notable landmarks such as the George Square, Sauciehall Street and Argyle Street. In 1990 Glasgow was designated the European City of Culture and is currently home to more than 100 artistic and cultural organizations and institutions, including: the Scottish Ballet, the Scottish Opera, the National Theatre of Scotland, the Pavilion Theatre, the Theatre Royal, the King’s Theatre, the Glasgow Film Theatre, the Mitchell Library and Theatre, the McLellan Galleries, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Lighthouse Museum of Architecture. Besides being such an important cultural hub, Glasgow is also a major international financial and business center. Its financial district, known as the ‘Wall Street on the Clyde,’ hosts the headquarters of eight out of ten biggest insurance companies from UK, including Norwich Union, Direct Line, AXA, and Esure. Glasgow also boasts with the tallest cinema in the world, Cineworld Glasgow, an imposing, 62 meters high building.
Glasgow as a Conference Destination
Glasgow is a major venue for a large number of international conventions, conferences, summits and festivals, on themes such as customer service, business, medicine, or religion. Some of the most important ones include: the CCA Annual Convention, Customer Engagement Summit, and the Customer Contact Week, three events focused on a diversity of issues related to customer service and customer experience; the SME Business Insight Conference: Productivity through People, a conference on finances, business and investment; the Glasgow Imaging Network Symposium, a venue for optical microscopy experts; and the Festival of Life Scotland, a large Christian meeting attracting top leaders and politicians.
Glasgow Food Options for Conference Delegates
There are a large number of fantastic restaurants you can try in Glasgow after your business conference. Here is a list with some of the best: the Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery (Phone: +44 141 221 8188), famous for its Scottish seafood dishes; the Number 16 Restaurant (Phone: +44 141 339 2544), another great place to sample local cuisine; the Qua Italian Restaurant (Phone: +44 141 552 6233) and Bella Vita (Phone: +44 141 882 1144), two cosy Italian restaurants offering a great variety of dishes; the Cail Bruich (Phone: +44 141 334 6265), an upscale French restaurant; and the Mini Grill Steakhouse – Glasgow (Phone: +44 141 332 2732), the perfect place to eat delicious steaks and burgers.
Glasgow Attractions for Convention Attendees
Here are some of the most beautiful and interesting tourist attractions that you can visit after your conference in Glasgow: George Square, the city’s main square and event venue, built in 1781, and containing numerous statues of famous Scots; the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, home to artworks of famous painters such as Salvador Dali and Vincent Van Gogh; the Riverside Museum, a hypermodern museum containing a variety of high-tech interactive displays; the Glasgow Cathedral, a wonderful 12th century cathedral built in a Gothic style; and the Kelvingrove Park, one of Glasgow’s oldest, largest and most beautiful public parks.
Conference Center Venues
Glasgow, UK has a large number of great conference centers and facilities, such as:
Hazelwood House (Location: First Gardens)
Kelvin Conference Centre (Location: West of Scotland Science Park)
SEC Centre (Location: Exhibition Way)
The Studio Conference Center (Location: Hope Street)
TouchBase Business Centre (Location: Middlesex Street)
200 SVS Conference & Events (Location: St. Vincent Street)