Business generates millions for area

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The Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau has announced that during 2012, conferences and events held in the area generated over £55 million for the local economy.

This represents an increase of nearly four per cent when compared to last year.

Over 248,000 delegates from the UK and abroad attended conferences held in the city and surrounding area throughout 2012, resulting in a direct expenditure of over £11.5 million.

Karen Tocher, from the Bureau said: “Dundee and Angus continues to attract world class conferences to the area which helps to strengthen its position as a leading business tourism destination.”