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The Business of Conferences by Anton Shone

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Registration and supportactivities____________________________________________________

The aim of this chapter is:

To provide an overview of the operational support activities which take place immediately prior to, and during, a conference.

  • •   Correspondence checks and pre-con meetings
  • •   The organizer’s office
  • •   Setting up and security
  • •   Rehearsal
  • •   Meeting room checks
  • •   Welcome delegates
  • •   During the conference
  • •   Close down

8.1     Introduction

To a large extent the requirements for the conference ‘on the day’ are the business of the conference organizer. The venue may well have several events running at once, or in the case of hotels or educational establishments, the ...

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