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22/02/2008

BBC Gather Top Dogs For Conference

The BBC will gather 150 managers for a three-day conference in the Hyatt Regency Birmingham for a series of discussions about the corporation’s business plan.
Speakers from Sony and O2 are also due to address the assembled staff.
The corporation is currently in the middle of negotiations over the threat of compulsory redundancies in BBC Vision, with a ballot on whether to accept the offered deal due to start on March 10.
Director General Mark Thompson took 100 of his managerial team to Salford to discuss the future of the BBC last year.
A BBC spokesperson said: “There will be two days of discussion for 150 key players. It’s an annual thing and the point is to build key strategies for the BBC.”
However, at a time when the BBC should be seen to be cutting costs, questions are likely be raised among staff as it is believed the majority of managers will be spending the night at the Hyatt Regency.
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