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SDS National Voice 2020. Practical information for marketplace.

January 16, 2020


A full event programme can now be found here.

Please arrive at 8.45am to set up before the event commences at 9.30am. Marketplace tables will be assigned prior to the event, if you have had a delivery made in advance we will place this by your table.

Structure of the day

Your booking includes the entry of the individual holding the stall. The marketplace will be open over the registration and lunch periods (you will be given a lunch pack), outside these periods you are welcome to participate in the event as a delegate.

The market place periods are as follows:

Registration 9.30-10.00

Morning break 10.45-11.00

Lunch- 12.30-13.30

Delegate bags

If you have any promotional materials that you would like to be added into the delegate gift bags please mail them to the following by Wednesday 4th March :

Anna Carr
Norton Park
57 Albion Road

Deliveries & Collections

If you would like items for your stall sent in advance, the venue will happily accept deliveries up to 24 hours prior to your event, and the venue would respectfully ask that you arrange collection of any items by 12 noon on the next working day after the end of your event. Any items not collected by this time will be disposed of.
• Deliveries may only be made via our Stores entrance – packages will not be accepted at Reception.
• Access via Stores is normally available between 08:00 and 16:00, Monday-Friday.
• All deliveries should be clearly labelled as follows:

SDS National Voice 2020, 11th March
SDSS, [Your name]
Technology & Innovation Centre Stores Delivery Entrance Shuttle Street Glasgow G1 1QA

• For post-event collections, please add the name of the courier, an approximate pick-up time, and appropriate printed labels.


The venue is wheelchair accessible with street level access. There will be a number of PAs available on the day should anyone require support. Induction loops are available for use in all of the rooms and BSL interpreters will be available on the day. The Pamiloo Changing Place will also be available on the day. If you have any further questions contact Anna. 

Getting there
The venue address is:

Technology & Innovation Centre (Main entrance)
99 George Street
G1 1RD

As this event takes place in Glasgow City Centre and parking is limited, we recommend that where possible people use public transport.


The closest railway stations are:
Queen Street (0.4 miles)
Glasgow Central (0.9 miles)


Buchanan Bus Station is 0.6 miles away, with frequent services to Glasgow International Airport.
A direct bus connection to Glasgow International Airport is also available from North Hanover St, outside Queen St Station, every 15 mins. This is about an 8 minute walk away and the single fare is approx. £8.50. Depending on traffic, the journey time is around 20-30 minutes.


Discounted parking is available nearby – validate your ticket/token at the venue reception.
24hr City Parking Duke Street, G4 0UW (0.3 miles) – capped at £5.00 per day
24hr NCP Montrose Street, G1 1RS (0.2 miles) – capped at £7.00 for 12 hrs
The most suitable car park for those with accessibility needs is 24hr City Parking Duke Street.
Electric vehicle charging points are available at 24hr City Parking Duke Street.
Blue badge holders may park free of charge at on-street parking meters and on-street pay and display areas – please visit Glasgow City Council’s website for more information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions.

We are aware that the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be of  particular concern to SDSS members and other stakeholders. We want to assure delegates that we are taking the necessary steps on the lead up to the event.

We have spoken to our venue who have confirmed that they have additional signage with information about the virus and also have also made hand sanitizer available at the entrance. SDSS will continue to work with the venue and monitor official guidelines and take any necessary precautions. Any updates will be posted on this page.

People who have recently travelled from affected areas in the recent travel guidance (link) in the last 14 days AND have cold or flu like symptoms should remain away from the event. Please follow guidance and call your surgery or NHS 24 (111) if you have travelled to these areas recently and please pass your apologies. Cold symptoms generally are at their peak at the moment, so please check the guidance carefully before making a decision about attending.

The latest information from can be found here  additionally the latest information from NHS Inform can be found here.