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Management conference worth £1 million to Newcastle

British Academy of Management to attract 900 attendees in its first conference in the city

Pictured: Newcastle University, which is hosting the British Academy of Management Annual Conference this week

The three-day British Academy of Management (BAM) Annual Conference is expected to generate £1.2 million for the local economy on its debut in Newcastle.

Around 900 delegates are set to attend the conference at Newcastle University this week, thought to be a record figure for BAM, including a number of international attendees and speakers from Saudi Arabia, Canada and Australia.

Monika Narvydaite, academy manager at British Academy of Management, said: “This will be the first time BAM Annual Conference will be held in NewcastleGateshead – the help, advice and support supplied by Newcastle University and NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau made bringing our conference to the city an easy decision to make."

Paul Szomoru, head of business tourism at NewcastleGateshead Initiative, added: “Newcastle University is a great fit for this year’s conference as their research into the three societal challenges - ageing, sustainability and social renewal - looks at how individuals and communities can thrive in times of transformational change, complimenting BAM’s 2016 topic.”

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