Annual groundsmanship conference unveils programme

This year's Institute of Groundsmanship Industry Conference will take place on November 25 at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff.

There will be presentations throughout the day focusing on: multi-use stadia, climate change, encouraging youth and education and training, as well as insights into American groundscare practices and policies.

The outline conference programme includes: a session with Duncan Wood-Allan on his study tour of New York’s parks and recreation department, a discussion with Cranfield’s Dr Iain James on the impact of climate change on sports grounds, a presentation by Keith Exton, head groundsman at Glamorgan Country Cricket club, and much more.

There will be an exclusive presentation about the training and stadium facilities for the Denver Broncos American football team, managed by Troy Smith who will be speaking on behalf of the Sports Turf Managers Association of America (STMA).

Other events to be held on the day include workshops focussing on issues such as pests and diseases, risks in the workplace and training and education.

Delegates will be offered a tour of the SWALEC Stadium and the opportunity to visit the Celtic Manor Golf Complex the day before.

For more information see www.iog.org


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