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* The Economics and Business Education Association's annual conference and exhibition entitled "The Cutting Edge" will take place at Glasgow Moat House Hotel, April 7-9. It will run concurrently with the international conference, "Effective Strategies in Economics and Business Education", April 6-8. Speakers include: Professor David Begg, Robert Gordon University; Keith Brumfitt, Teacher Training Agency; Liz Francis, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority; and Maggie Thomas, Office for Standards in Education, on evaluating the new GNVQ pilot. Fee: pound;300, pound;260 members (residential); pound;199, pound;158 members (non-residential); day rates available. Details: Sandra Halsey, EBEA, 1A Keymer Road, Hassock, West Sussex BN6 8AD, tel: 01273 846033.

* Current developments in business education will be examined in the National Association for Business Education's annual conference and AGM at Sandbanks Hotel, Poole, June 8-11. Speakers include: Sir Michael Lickiss, chairman of the Edexcel education and training body; Dr John Capey OBE, NABSE president; and Professor David Melville, chief executive, Further Education Funding Council. Fee: pound;465, pound;385 members (plus VAT). Details: NABSE, co Complete Support, The Old Granary, 27 Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham B36 9DA, tel: 0121 776 7766.

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