Leicester has won its bid to host The British Geriatrics Society Annual Autumn Meeting for up to 750 delegates in 2019.
Leicester Shire Promotions worked with tourism partners in Leicester to secure the conference, which will take place 5-8 November 2019.
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) has also confirmed a repeat booking for 2021.
The BGS is focused on improving health care for older people and has over 3,000 members including doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. The 2019 annual meeting will be hosted by Curve theatre with a gala dinner to be held at a different venue within the city.
The BGS event is expected to generate £250,000 for the Leicester and Leicestershire visitor economy.
Leicester Shire Promotions will also work with the BGS and its conference organisers to support the meeting including the development and management of an online accommodation bookings site.
BGS’s chief executive, Colin Nee, said: “We are really excited to be bringing our national conference to Leicester. The conference will bring together hundreds of doctors practising geriatric medicine, specialist nurses and therapists, researchers, and others engaged in ensuring that older people across the UK receive world class health care.”
Martin Peters, chief executive of Leicester Shire Promotions added: “We are delighted that the British Geriatrics Society has chosen Leicester for its annual conference in 2019 and for a return visit already booked for 2021. We worked closely with city partners and venues to put together a compelling bid and will continue to work with the event organisers to ensure that their delegates receive a fantastic welcome and experience a successful and productive meeting in our city.”