National Turfgrass Foundation Conference
The highly acclaimed annual National Turfgrass Foundation 'In Pursuit of Excellence' Conference that has been staged in Southport for the last three years is to be relocated to Blackpool this year.
With its continued aim of up-marketing the event and encouraging closer collaboration between turfgrass associations, the NTF will be holding the Conference at the prestigious Hilton Hotel, Blackpool from 5th to 8th December 2005 inclusive.
Conference organisers said, "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 format of the Conference will continue to 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.