COP 26 International Maritime Hub

COP26 International Maritime Hub

1st - 12th November

City of Glasgow College’s award-winning campus on the River Clyde will become the COP26 International Maritime Hub hosting a range of exclusive events highlighting UK maritime expertise. We are delighted to be hosting this in partnership with Maritime UK.

Our Riverside campus includes a state-of-the-art 360-degree shipping simulation suite and a modern working engine room. It opened its doors to students and staff in August 2015 and is home to 3,000 marine and engineering students. 

This is an unrivalled opportunity for the global maritime sector to come together to discuss the shared response to the climate mission.  COP26 offers the chance to showcase the progress and ambition to net zero in the maritime sector and advance discussions on how industry and governments can collaborate to overcome challenges, move towards net zero and increase UK competitiveness in the global maritime market.

During the two weeks, the College will hold a seminar discussing the future of the maritime industry looking at the lifecycle of a ship to the skills required for the future generation seafarer.

Further details including the event programme will be shared shortly.

Venue Spaces

The Hub will be used as a venue to deliver both City hosted and external COP26 related events.  We're perfectly situated along the River Clyde from the COP26 meeting at the SEC, Glasgow - just a 35-minute walk or a 10-minute drive.

We have a number of flexible spaces for hire including:-

  • Library Deck - with views across the River Clyde, suitable for drinks receptions, lunches and dinners.
  • Exam Hall - suitable for small conferences, fringe events and press conferences.
  • Boardroom Conference Area - with outstanding views across the River Clyde and Glasgow a perfect opportunity for media and broadcasters and small dinner and drinks events.
  • Marine Skills Centre - a multi-use space that would provide exclusive access for both meeting and hospitality events and the only building directly on the River Clyde.

Our COP26 International Maritime Hub Brochure has details of spaces available for hire, costs and catering options. 

Please contact our Events Team who will be happy to discuss your requirements on 0141 375 5273 or

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