§ Dr. Howells
The majority of events making use of the Department's conference facilities at 1 Victoria Street are internal.
Of 2,495 events held during 1998, less than 1 per cent. were organised by outside bodies. A further 25 per cent. of events were co-ordinated by DTI staff but in conjunction with organisations from outside the Department.
The Department is currently reviewing the operation of its conference centre with a view to maximising its availability for Departmental events.