Blackpool: Where Fun and Learning Come Together
By Martyn Jones
The National Turfgrass Foundation Conference in Blackpool this year promises to be a fun week, both socially and educationally.
High quality speakers in the fun capital of the UK! What could be better?
Blackpool, still the biggest tourist attraction in the UK, is a great conference town with a wide diversity of attractions and
accommodation facilities. No wonder it has been used by the main political parties, international companies and leading
organisations as a major conference venue. It's easily accessible by road and rail, and the local airport has low-cost flights
linking many major international airports in the UK and Ireland.
The Conference runs from 5th to 8th December 2005 and is held at the Hilton Hotel, North Promenade, Blackpool. This modern, high
quality hotel has agreed excellent rates with the NTF but, if alternative accommodation is preferred, the town has hundreds of
hotels and guest houses to suit any budget.
Photograph shows part of the famous Blackpool skyline.
The format of the Conference will provide the high quality of advanced education that it has become recognised for. World renowned
speakers consisting of agronomists, consultants, researchers and top-class turf managers will share their know-how and experience
to provide a unique blend of technical excellence and informal discussion on pressing and topical problems facing the turfgrass industry.
The quality of the speakers is matched by the quality of those attending the event. Leading turf managers in the fields of golf,
winter sports and amenity turf, from all over Europe and the USA further enhance the learning experience and often test the wit and
knowledge of the speakers. The NTF and its sponsors have always created a relaxed, friendly and enjoyable atmosphere that encourages
plenty of dialogue between all parties and Blackpool promises to be an ideal venue to further its aims. It certainly brings fun to learning.
For a Conference brochure or further information, email NTFoundation@aol.com or visit their website at www.turfgrass.org.uk.