berdeen researches twinning options

Aberdeen Convention Bureau has bagged a £25,000 grant to forge links with other cities worldwide that share similar scientific interests in a bid to boost business tourism. Awarded by Visit Scotland, the funding comes in response to a proposal submitted earlier this year. It will see a full-time research team assess cities with similar research interests in science and industry, and shortlist six to ten centres with which to forge business partnerships. Aberdeen Convention Bureau business tourism manager Jacky Selway said that the criteria will be based on a number of additional factors. "Cities will not only be assessed on their economic activities, but elements that include conference venues, infrastructure and facilities," she said. Preliminary indications show that the most likely markets will be in Europe and the US. "Eastern-bloc countries are also emerging as conference destinations and will potentially play a role," she said. The first phase of the research is due for completion by the end of March, by which time it hopes to have shortlist and met with authorities in ten cities. "From the basis of these first discussions we hope to determine whether or not they are interested in working with us," said Selway.

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