Conference to boost Dundee economy

Dundee’s economy will be boosted by more than £850,000 this week as the city hosts the 2007 International Nursing Research conference. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) event is being held at Caird Hall in the Dundee city centre between May 1 and 4, and attended by an estimated 500 nurses from throughout the world. It is predicted to generate more than £850,000 for the Dundee economy. Dundee City Council convenor for economic development Joe Morrow said: “Conferences such as the RCN’s international nursing research symposium make an important and significant contribution to Dundee’s economy and as such, it is pleasing to see the hard work that has been done to attract event organiser to the city paying off. It is vital that we continue to support this business sector and in doing so secure more high profile conferences for Dundee.” Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau manager Karen Tocher said the RCN conference “underlined the city’s reputation as a prime location for top level conferences”. “On average, business tourists, such as conference delegates, spend three times as much as leisure visitors during their stay.”

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