Telford’s International Centre has been in rude health, winning conferences from the UK’s biggest medical organisations.
Centre officials said a combination of the International Centre’s expansion, and the new Southwater convention quarter on its doorstep, was proving to be a winning combination.
The Royal College of Midwives returned to The International Centre in November for its annual conference, bringing around 1,000 midwives and students for two days of workshops, seminars and master-classes.
The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) also held its second annual event at Telford this year, and has already booked for 2015.
The British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) has confirmed plans to hold its 18th annual symposium at The International Centre for around 450 delegates next autumn. And the annual UK Dementia Congress will also be heading to Telford in 2015. The two-day event is booked in for next November.
Alison Griffin, Sales and Marketing Director at The International Centre, said: “We have seen a marked increase in the number of events from the medical association sector, with a mixture of new and repeat bookings.
“Both the International Centre itself, and Telford as a destination, have undergone a huge amount of investment in recent years, and there is no doubt that this is encouraging more associations to divert their events away from traditional city or seaside venues.”
Fiona Rayner from the BSACI said more than 500 doctors, nurses, dieticians, students and scientists from the UK and beyond attended the 2014 conference in Telford.
“The International Centre played a key role in attracting so many delegates, as it is very accessible by car, bus, train, and even by air. It’s an incredibly modern and the pure scale of it gives us scope to expand the BSACI meeting in the future.”
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