The Conference agenda has a markedly different and more modern character, with the second morning’s subject being: ‘Money and Marketing Matters’.

In his opening address, Tony Baldry MP (the Department of the Environment Minister with special responsibility for Ordnance Survey), commented that; while just four years earlier it had been generally thought that computer-based systems were only suitable for developed countries, it was rare to go to an office anywhere and not see a variety of computer equipment in use.

The venue of the Conference was again considered, the President stating that there was some support for the location being moved to the Caribbean or Canada, but that the general wish was to remain at Cambridge.