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Conference Operations Directors discuss the challenges of operating overseas

The Operations Directors Group met on Monday 24 January to discuss the challenges of operating overseas. Key issues were discussed including

  • difficulties of negotiating in a different language with different cultures
  • problem with venues particularly those requiring large room bookings
  • value of using personal contacts and sharing these within the group
  • value of using a DMC that has stronger negotiating power with venues and suppliers

The evening was supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and hosted by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge - where amazing canapés were served!