The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) is set to welcome the 22nd World Congress of Soil Science, reportedly marking the first time it has returned to the UK since 1935. Attracting 3,000 soil scientists from across the globe, the event entitled Soil Science – Crossing Boundaries, Changing Society, kicks-off in Glasgow on 31st July.
This year’s congress is organised by the British Society of Soil Science and the International Union of Soil Science. It takes place every four years and was last held in Rio de Janeiro.
The event organiser has a particular focus on sustainability, with the Congress offering soil science specialists the chance to discuss the critical global issues relating to soil.
According to a press release, the SEC has long shown its commitment to addressing its environmental responsibilities, and many of its sustainable initiatives help organisers to meet their own green objectives.
Kathleen Warden, SEC’s Director of Conference Sales said: “Our team worked closely with the Glasgow Convention Bureau and many of our local partners to bring this event to Scotland for the first time, and we’re pleased to be able to showcase our incredible city to its guests.”
Aileen Crawford, Head of Tourism and Conventions said “Glasgow has an ambition to be one of Europe’s most sustainable cities. Currently ranking 4th on the Global Destination Sustainability Index of over 70 tourism and event destinations and the UK’s only Earth Check accredited city, it is fitting that the World Congress of Soil Science delegates gather in our city to address the importance soil has in securing our future.”