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The Full Value of Business Events: Incorporating BTB Outcomes

Project Member(s): Edwards, D., Foley, C.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Business Events Sydney Limited (Business Events Sydney LTD)

Start year: 2014

Summary: This proposal is for an extension of the Delegate Expenditure and Beyond Tourism Benefits (BTB) studies. The purpose of the study is to continue to reinforce the Expenditure Forecasting Tool (EFT) whilst capturing the full value of business events. This extension project is to include delegate/organiser expenditure as well as key BTB questions.


Edwards, D, Foley, C & Malone, C 2017, The Power of Conferences: stories of serendipity, innovation and driving social change, UTS ePress, Sydney.
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Edwards, D, Cheng, M, Wong, A, Zhang, J & Wu, Q 2017, 'Ambassadors of Knowledge Sharing: Co-produced Travel Information Through Tourist-Local Social Media Exchange', International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 690-708.
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Edwards, D, Foley, CT & Hergesell, A 2016, Conferences: catalysts for thriving economies, Sydney.

Keywords: Business events, expenditure, forecasting

FOR Codes: Impacts of Tourism, Management