Commonwealth Sports Development Conference 2013

Monday, 12 August 2013

4th Commonwealth Sports Development Conference
Sport and Empowering the Youth of the Commonwealth

Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 August 2013
The Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland

Practical Information for Delegates

Conference Venue
Located in the centre of Glasgow, the Mitchell Library is a unique venue which combines the latest in conference facilities with the traditional setting of one of Glasgow's most iconic buildings.  Please enter through the Granville Street entrance (which is fully accessible).  

Tel: +44 (0)141 287 2999

To download a map and directions, please click here

Travelling to Glasgow
Arriving by Air - Glasgow can be easily accessed by air.  Glasgow International Airport is located just eight miles (13k) west of Glasgow City Centre and combined with Glasgow Prestwick and Edinburgh airport (each less than one hour away) service direct flights from 119 European cities. 

By Road and Rail Glasgow is also connected with all major cities in the UK by an extensive road and rail network.  Within Glasgow there are efficient above and below ground public transportation systems, with stops within walking distance of the venue: 

Overground – Charing Cross Station.  Visit or phone 08457 484950 for further information on timetables.

Underground – St George’s Cross Station.

Driving Travelling Westbound on M8, leave at Junction 17 (Charing Cross); travelling Eastbound, leave at Junction 19 (City Centre) and follow signs for Charing Cross or The Mitchell Library.  On-street metered car parking is available. The nearest car park is on India Street, close by Charing Cross Station.

To download a map of the city centre area, please click here

Hotel Accommodation 
We have an allocation of rooms at two excellent hotels (noted below), within walking distance of The Mitchell Library. The rooms have been discounted for delegates attending the conference and include VAT and breakfast.  

To book, please select your preferred hotel and room type while completing your online registration or PDF booking form.

Hilton Glasgow Hotel 
1 William Street, Glasgow, G3 8HT  |  Tel: +44 (0) 141 204 5555

Premier Inn - (Charing Cross)
10 Elmbank Gardens, Glasgow G2 4PP  |  Tel: +44 (0) 141 221 1000

Please note that discounted rooms cannot be booked direct with the hotel 

Other Accommodation 
There is a wide range of hotel and bed & breakfast accommodation in the city of Glasgow and surrounding areas. Delegates wishing to reserve alternative accommodation can find further details at

Social Event
All delegates attending the full two-day conference should confirm whether they wish to attend the Conference Gala Civic Dinner while completing their booking (online or PDF form).  The event will take place on the evening of Monday 12 August in the Glasgow City Chambers - an eminent example of Victorian architecture, located in George Square, Glasgow.

Dress code for this event is lounge suit / team blazers.  

Please note that places at the Civic Dinner are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Official Invitation 
An official letter of invitation for delegates, who require this service (in order to obtain a visa) to attend the 4th Commonwealth Sports Development Conference, will be sent once the full conference registration fee has been received.  Obtaining the visa will be the responsibility of the delegate. 

Banks and Currency Exchange 
The United Kingdom's currency is Pounds Sterling.  
Credit cards and Travel Money Cards are widely accepted in restaurants and shops. Automated Teller Machines (ATM) or cash machines are readily available throughout the city - you can use international credit cards, debit cards and bank cards to withdraw Sterling, providing you have your four-digit PIN number.

Please note that Euros are not widely accepted in restaurants, shops etc.

The organisers cannot accept any responsibility for individual travel, medical or personal insurance. Delegates are strongly advised to have their own travel insurance policies.

You will have to pay UK VAT (20%) on most goods and services you purchase. Claims for repayment of VAT can be made by overseas businesses by requesting the appropriate forms from HM Revenue & Customs, VAT Overseas Repayments Unit, Customs House, PO Box 34, Londonderry, BT48 7AE, Northern Ireland.

Full details for refunds of VAT in the European Community for EC and non-EC businesses can be found on the
HMRC site.

Useful Links

Commonwealth Games Scotland



If you have any questions about the event, please email or call the conference organisers:

T: +44 (0) 1577 865498 / +44 (0) 1896 850547

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Payment Instructions

  • Payment Options
    There are various options for payment available - please see below for full details.

    Cheque / Purchase Order
    - Print a copy of your invoice and send with a cheque for payment, including your PO number (if applicable).  
    - Payment should be in pounds sterling and cheques should be made payable to 'First City Events No. 2 A/C'.  
    - Please post your cheque and a copy of your invoice to:
    Commonwealth Sports Development Conference
    3 Peel Gardens
    Galashiels, TD1 3LH, Scotland, UK

    Credit / Debit Card
    - All card payments will be subject to a transaction fee surcharge of 4.95% (applied by the card operators) in addition to your conference and accommodation (if applicable) fees.
    - Payment will not be taken until your registration is complete.  The 4.95% transaction fee will be added at the time of processing - please allow up to 48 hours.
    - Once processed, you will receive a copy of the receipted invoice by email, showing the full amount debited from your card.
    - The online credit card payment for this event will be listed on your credit card statement with the name 'First City Events' 

    BACS / Wire Transfer (international)
    If you wish to pay by either of these methods, please complete your registration and then let us know your preference by emailing  Full details will be emailed to you by return.

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