Global demand grows for conference experts

29th October 2008

<p>The global demand for conference experts is rising as governments around the world have come to realise the importance of the conference sector, reports Times Higher Education.</p><p>Rob Davidson, a senior lecturer from the University of Westminster, has spent the past year travelling to over 100 different locations across Europe, the United States, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Far East, consulting authorities and businesses on the subject of events management. The conference sector can be a lucrative revenue stream, and Mr Davidson issues advice on such subjects as designs for conference venues.</p><p>Mr Davidson told the website: "Every city wants to be the venue for 1,000 cardiologists. Courses are being created as a result of people wanting to know how they can professionalise their conference industry."</p><p>While advising overseas bodies on how to maximise revenue from business tourism, Mr Davidson predicts that so-called 'Generation Y' is on the verge of introducing major change to the industry through technical knowledge and creativity. </p><p>According to Press and Journal, improvements to Aberdeen's conference sector have resulted in the city bringing in £7 million of business in the past six months.<br/><img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18849370-ADNFCR" src="" /></p>