We are excited to announce the new date for our 2024 Business & Networking conference at Telford International Centre. Bookings are now open – click the link below to register for your places.
This event is the largest free-to-attend event* in the independent optical sector, providing an invaluable opportunity for practitioners and their staff to share, learn, innovate and network.
*This event is free for SightCare members. Non-members are welcome as our guests – all that we ask is that you attend a short welcome session during the first coffee break to meet our team and find out more about our SightCare Community! Our Sunday workshop and evening social is for members only.
Interactive workshop and breakout sessions
SightCare Awards ceremony
Top Keynote Speakers
Exhibition of leading suppliers
Ideas, motivation and networking
Free evening social event and entertainment
Climate Crisis – Why is it my problem?
This years’ opening speaker will explore the impact of climate change on small independent practices today, including NHS requirements.
Our guest speaker has a very inspirational story to share with you. To ensure you get the most out of the experience, we are keeping their identity secret!
We have an exciting 2024 programme of breakout sessions and inspirational keynotes, designed to appeal to the entire practice team –
book your places using the link below!
There are 2 hotels situated on site: The Holiday Inn Telford-Ironbridge and The International Hotel. If you are attending any of our pre conference events on Sunday 19th, we have negotiated preferential rates for a limited number of rooms at both hotels.
We have agreed rates of £95 including VAT for single occupancy or £105 including VAT for a double room at the Holiday Inn Telford – Ironbridge and rates of £85 including VAT for single occupancy or £95 including VAT for a double room at the International Hotel.
To book for either hotel, please call 01952 527000 dialling 1 for reservations and quoting SightCare allocation to sell.
Alternatively you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org quoting SightCare allocation to sell.
The International Centre has over 1300 FREE car parking spaces onsite, all within easy walking distance of the venue. Sat nav postcode: TF3 4JH
From M6 northbound
Join M54 at M6/J10A. Travel west to M54/J4. Take the second exit and follow signs to The International Centre. The venue is situated just over 2 miles from Junction 4.
From M6 Toll northbound
Leave M6 Toll at junction T8. This equates to M6/J11. Go straight ahead into A460 (Wolverhampton Road) towards Wolverhampton. After 2.4 miles access M54/J1. Take the third exit off the roundabout onto M54 direction Telford. Travel west on M54 to J4. Take the second exit and follow signs to The International Centre. The venue is situated just over 2 miles from Junction 4.
From M6 southbound
Leave M6 at junction 12. Take A5 west for 1 mile to Gailey Island. Take first left on to A449. Travel 3 miles to M54/J2. Travel west on M54 to J4. Take the second exit and follow signs to The International Centre.
Approximate drive times:
from Birmingham City Centre: 45 minutes
from Manchester City Centre: 1 hour 30 minutes from Bristol City Centre: 1 hour 45 minutes from Leeds City Centre: 2 hours 15 minutes from London (M25): 2 hours 15 minutes
There are several reliable taxi firms based in Telford. The firms listed below have set prices.
There are numerous locations where black cabs operate and these run on a metre.
Diamond Cars (Preferred Supplier of the venue)
Unit 36 Ketley Business Park Waterloo Road, Telford, Shropshire TF1 5JD 01952 222222
Horsehay House, Horsehay Estate, Telford, TF4 3PY
Business Development Centre/Stafford Pk 4 Telford TF3 3BA
There are several bus stations in Telford that are located close to TIC, with various different services that operate all around Telford and the surrounding area. For more information please visit their website: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/
Direct trains to all major cities and airports around the UK.