Lincoln conference expected to act as conference industry trailblazer

23rd September 2008

<p>A conference to be held by the stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands is to be held in Lincoln in a move that authorities hope will put the city on the map.</p><p>Around 150 delegates will attend the conference on October 4th, and Lincoln is the smallest city that event organisers have chosen to host the event. The city has been developing facilities designed to appeal to such organisations, including the Epic Centre at the Lincolnshire Showground which was built with an investment of £7 million. </p><p>Michael Armstrong, manager of big events and promotions in Lincoln, told "We are finally getting the facilities in place and it's beginning to happen for us. It's all about getting a bit of steam up now."</p><p>Accommodation will soon be available in a convenient location for conference delegates, with a Holiday Inn Express set to offer 110 rooms by early December.</p><p>The Sands conference has been held in London, Edinburgh and Birmingham in recent years, so with event organisers having chosen Lincoln for this year's conference, its bodes well for Lincoln's future.<br/><img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18792515-ADNFCR" src="" /></p>