Competition now closed!
We are giving one voluntary sector organisation a fantastic opportunity to participate in The Gathering on 19 and 20 February 2020 with a prize worth over £1,200, which includes an exhibition stand at the SEC, lunch and refreshment vouchers for four people for both days, B&B accommodation in Glasgow on 19 February 2020, a free advert in The Gathering guide and tickets to the drinks reception.
The competition is now closed but you can find full terms and conditions here.
What’s new for 2020
In 2019 we partnered with Social Enterprise Scotland for the first time, we’re happy to announce that they’ll be back on board again. We’ll be increasing the space available in our Social Enterprise Street zone and plan to have more social enterprises exhibiting at the event. Social Enterprise Scotland is pleased to offer a further £50 reduction off an exhibition stand for 20 SES members!
Building on this partnership, SCVO is engaging with intermediary organisations in the sector to create themed areas within the marketplace – details to be announced soon. If this is something you are interested in please contact us to discuss further.
Gathering programme of events
We have streamlined and themed our programme of events so that visitors can easily identify areas of interest, so they can plan their visit and engage with key partners and event hosts. Our popular themes will still run over the two days covering a huge range of topics for our visitors, and we’re also looking for you to tell us who your event is aimed at, so we can better target your audience.
Exhibition and Marketplace
There’s increased time between events so visitors can spend more time browsing around the marketplace and engaging with our exhibitors. We have made some changes to the layout of the hall and created more space than ever before for exhibitors to showcase their products and services.
The hall will feature networking areas and a range of catering options as always, and we’ll be welcoming back pampering sessions from West Lothian college hair and beauty salon and Glasgow Association for Mental Health will be providing stress busting, massages and energising sessions all free of charge for our visitors.
Appointments with delegates
We can help exhibitors connect with the right people. With our exhibitor appointment booking system, delegates can set up in advance one-to-one appointments directly with you.
Discounted exhibition stands
The Gathering is an inclusive event showcasing the work of hundreds of organisations – big and small, established and new. Voluntary sector organisations can hire stands at a discounted rate – a saving of £100. A range of smaller stands are also available for Social Enterprises and grassroots organisations. If you would like to exhibit but cost is a barrier please contact us to discuss.
There will be free internet access for all!
So make sure to tweet pictures and comments of your day using #scvogathering.
Free cloakroom for all visitors
All visitors to The Gathering will have free access to the SEC cloakroom so you don’t need to worry about the cost of storing your belongings.