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The Business of Conferences by Anton Shone

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The evolution and extent of theconference business___________________________________________

The aims of this chapter are:

  1. 1  To consider a brief history of trade in Britain and Ireland with specific reference to the conference business and to examine the developments which have resulted in the modern industry.
  2. 2  To examine the social and economic significance of the conference business.
  3. 3  To discuss the extent and scope of the conference business in seasonal and geographic terms.

1.1     Introduction

The conference business is a major contributor to the economy in terms of the benefits it brings. These benefits range from the provision of employment to the income from foreign conference ...

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