Management experts head north

Newcastle University will host a major international conference in 2016, estimated to be worth £1.2m to the local economy.

Organisers of the 30th anniversary conference of the British Association of Management (BAM) hope to attract 900 delegates when the conference comes to the north east.

The university has been selected as the host venue, 6–8 September 2016.

BAM supports and represents scholars and engages with international peers. Its annual conference attracts leading researchers from over 50 countries.

The conference theme for BAM 2016 is ‘Thriving in Turbulent Times’, looking at the range of significant challenges modern organisations face. In addition to the main conference programme, a gala dinner will be held for delegates at Newcastle’s Civic Centre.

The NewscastleGateshead bureau claims that next year conferences and meetings worth an estimated £22.7m have been secured for the city.

BAM academy manager Monika Narvy said: “We were really impressed with the varied and vibrant offer of Newcastle and delighted to find all of the facilities and services we need for our conference at Newcastle University, alongside the fantastic cultural and leisure attractions on offer to our delegates. It will be the first time for BAM in Newcastle and Narvy said the help and support supplied by Newcastle University and NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau made bringing the conference to the city an “easy decision to make”.

Paul Szomoru, head of business tourism at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, said: “It’s testament to the strength of the destination and Newcastle University that the British Association of Management has chosen NewcastleGateshead for such a significant celebratory year. We are really looking forward to working with our colleagues at Newcastle University to celebrating this important milestone with them and to make sure the 30th BAM Annual Conference is their best yet. The conference is a fantastic addition to an exciting line up next year.”

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