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The Business of Conferences by Anton Shone

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Conference and meetingareas_______________________________________________________

The aims of this chapter are:

  1. 1   To explore who the stakeholders are in the process of conference area design and to identify the objectives of providing conference facilities in terms of delegate needs.
  2. 2   To identify the major aspects of design of conference areas, in terms of the conference room itself; what elements are involved, both physically and intangibly; design aspects of networking areas and issues of servicing, safety and security.

5.1     Introduction

Conference venues are not always purpose-built; many are converted from buildings whose primary function was not that of conferences. As ...

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