Glasgow Life and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to create Glasgow House, a business hub and event space that will operate alongside the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in August.

This partnership aims to provide local businesses with an opportunity to showcase their work to government officials, business leaders, academics, and international delegations. With an estimated one million spectators, athletes from over 120 countries, and hundreds of media representatives expected to attend the event, Glasgow House will serve as a platform for engagement, networking, and knowledge sharing.

The themed days will include Diversity and Inclusion, Innovation, Travel and Transport, Digital, Life Sciences, Built Environment/City Centre and Sustainability covering topics such as planning for net zero, the Glasgow innovation hub, circularity, digital connectivity, eco-systems development, skills, neurodiversity and investment opportunities within the city.

Diversity and Inclusion – Thursday 3 August 2023

A celebration of equality and diversity in the city. Fostering an inclusive environment is not just a moral imperative but a strategic advantage that promotes innovation, creativity and productivity. Join us as we explore the vital role that diversity plays in driving success and how embracing equality transforms into a hub of collaboration, empathy and respect.

Programme (click on link to book)

8.00 am – 9.30 am – Warming the Wheels Breakfast – Diversity? The more, the better!
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm – ECOS 2023 and Glasgow

Innovation – Friday 4 August 2023

We delve into the critical importance of innovation in business development through insightful discussions and real-world examples, inspiring you to become a catalyst of innovation and to drive transformative change within your organisation. Don’t miss this opportunity to ignite the spark of innovation and unlock new possibilities for business success.

Programme (click on links to book) 

8.00 am – 9.30 am – Warming the Wheels Breakfast –  Igniting Innovation: Driving Business Development
10.00 am – 12.00 noon – Glasgow’s Innovation Landscape
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm – Sports Innovation taking place in Glasgow
3.30 pm – 5.00 pm – The Innovation Accelerator

Travel and Transport – Monday 7 August 2023

Join us to explore the transformative power of connectivity, enhancing mobility and accessibility for professionals and businesses. Through dynamic discussions and networking opportunities, we will reimagine the future of travel and transport, paving the way for a thriving and connected urban business landscape.

Programme (click on links to book)  

8.00 am – 9.30 am – Warming the Wheels Breakfast – Connected Journeys
10.00 am – 12.00 noon – Travelling in 2020s Glasgow
3.30 pm – 5.00 pm – Networking

Digital – Tuesday 8 August 2023

Explore the limitless possibilities of technology, driving innovation and growth in our urban economies, and how embracing digital solutions is enhancing efficiency, productivity and customer experiences. Don’t miss this event, where we unlock the potential of digital transformation, paving the way for a connected business ecosystem.

Programme (click on links to book)

8.00 am – 9.30 am – Warming the Wheels Breakfast – Power of Technology in business
10.00 am – 12.00 noon – Creating a new Tech Hub for the City
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm  – Networking Lunch
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm – Celebrating diverse digital talent in the City
3.30 pm – 5.00 pm – Demonstrating investment opportunities in Glasgow Tech businesses

Life Sciences – Wednesday 9 August 2023

Glasgow leads the way in the life sciences sector where cutting-edge research, breakthrough discoveries and industry leaders are shaping the future of healthcare and biotechnology.
Explore the latest breakthroughs, network with key stakeholders, and be a part of the vibrant ecosystem shaping the future of life sciences in Glasgow.

Programme (click on link to book) 

8.00 am – 9.30 am – Warming the Wheels Breakfast – Innovation in Glasgow’s Biotech Hub

Built Environment / City Centre – Thursday 10 August 2023

Industry experts and leaders will come together to redefine urban landscapes and shape sustainable business environments. Explore innovative solutions, network with influential professionals, and gain insights into the latest trends driving the future of the built environment industry in Glasgow and beyond.

Programme (click on links to book)

8.00 am – 9.30 am – Warming the Wheels Breakfast – Shaping Sustainable Spaces
10.00 am – 12.00 noon – Glasgow City Centre in the 2020s and Beyond
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm – The future is Circular 
3.30 pm – 5.00 pm – Building for the next century

Sustainability – Friday 11 August 2023

Engage in inspiring discussions, discover innovative solutions and collaborate with like-minded individuals to drive positive environmental and social impact within the business community in Glasgow,
a city known as a global leader in this field and host of COP26.

Programme (click on links to book)

8.00 am – 9.30 am – Warming the Wheels Breakfast – Greener Future for Business
10.00 am – 12.00 noon – Grounds for Recycling
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm – Green Business Charter
3.30 pm – 5.00 pm – The City’s Legacy

Warming the Wheels

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be involved in this project and intends to celebrate the significance of this major event for the city by hosting daily breakfast events for members in Glasgow House. The events, entitled “Warming the Wheels”, follow on from a series developed during Glasgow 2014 and are designed to be a celebration of Glasgow’s business story, highlighting the best of business, opportunities, innovation and culture in our great city.

Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce said:

“Glasgow hosting the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships brings together the world’s elite riders to compete at the highest level over 13 world championships. Glasgow has such a rich and innovative business community and events like the UCI championships are an excellent opportunity to show international dignitaries, business leaders and investors how the city is leading the way on issues such as green technologies, financial services, and life sciences.”

Susan Aitken, Leader, Glasgow City Council said:

“Mega events like this are critical to our economy and over the last decade Glasgow has cemented its reputation as a world-class host for global events. It is estimated that the championships will add £67m to our economy and, much like during the Commonwealth Games and European Championships, businesses will play a key role in ensuring that not only the event itself is successful,
but that we create a lasting legacy from it. Having Glasgow House established for the ten days during the Championships is excellent news for businesses looking to build this legacy and promote their business to the world.”

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