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The Business of Conferences by Anton Shone

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11______________________________________________________

Conference planning__________________________________________

The aims of this chapter are:

  1. 1   To explore issues relating to conference planning.
  2. 2   To consider the role of the conference staff in the planning and operational processes of a conference.

11.1     Introduction

The single most important aspect of the operation of a conference centre is, arguably, the conference planning process. This is the basis of good conference management and a measure of the efficiency with which a conference should be handled. It is vital to providing both a good experience for delegates and a professional approach to organizers.

The main players involved in the process are the client, in the form ...

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