2011 Conference

Business Archives Sans Frontieres

This years Business Archives Council conference was entitled Business Archives Sans Frontieres, held on Thursday 10th November at Unilever House, Blackfriars, London. The aim of the conference was to consider the management of international business archives, both the benefits and difficulties of managing records across the world by the business, but also the issues raised by an external organisation, such as a local record office, university or commercial company, managing such archives, often on a businesss behalf. And which is the better option?

Speakers were:

Jeanette Strickland (Unilever Archives)

Local vs global? Or something in between? The Unilever experience

Henning Morgen (AP Moller-Maersk Group Archives)

Local records in a corporate retention schedule are they in or out?

Tina Staples (HSBC Group Archives)

VCs & PJs: expanding the Archives of HSBC

Richard Wiltshire (London Metropolitan Archives)

Copy to London: exploring international business archives at London

Metropolitan Archives

Professor Michael Rowlinson (School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London)

Corporate history: whether to make or buy?

Following the conference, a reception took place at Unilever House for the presentation of the Wadsworth Prize for Business History.