Sage to stage MS Society convention

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, a charity that supports 85,000 people across the UK with MS and those affected by it, has chosen The Sage Gateshead as the venue for its third annual conference, ‘MS Life NewcastleGateshead 2009’.

Around a thousand delegates are expected for an event that is the biggest of its kind to be held in the region.

The flagship MS Society convention has previously been held in Manchester and will this year run, June 12-14, at a venue that has won awards for its facilities for the disabled.

Chris Bray, Event Director for MS Life, (pictured right with NGI chief executive Andrew Dixon and Sarah Hall of Golley Slater PR), says: “From a geographical perspective, NewcastleGateshead can be easily accessed from the north, south and west which immediately expands our prospective attendees from Scotland, Yorkshire, Cumbria and, of course, in the region.”

Dixon adds that attracting MS Life to NewcastleGateshead was a real coup.

“An event of this nature has some interesting and logistical challenges and we are looking forward to working with the MS Society to create a legacy and ensure that NewcastleGateshead is a welcoming and accessible destination for all of its delegates.”

There will be a range of fringe events as part of the convention including an accessible club night, ‘Wheel & Walk’ fundraiser, live cookery demonstrations and ‘My Style’ fashion show. The event is free to attend.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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