Events Management

Events Management

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Events Management is the must-have introductory text providing a complete A-Z of the principles and practices of planning, managing and staging events. The book:

introduces the concepts of event planning and management
presents the study of events management within an academic environment
discusses the key components for staging an event, covering the whole process from creation to evaluation
examines the events industry within its broader business context, covering impacts and event tourism
provides an effective guide for producers of events
contains learning objectives and review questions to consolidate learning.

Each chapter features a real-life case study to illustrate key concepts and place theory in a practical context, as well as preparing students to tackle any challenges they may face in managing events. Examples include the Beijing Olympic Games, Google Zeitgeist Conference, International Confex, Edinburgh International Festival, Ideal Home Show and Glastonbury Festival. Carefully constructed to maximise learning, the text provides the reader with:

a systematic guide to organizing successful events, examining areas such as staging, logistics, marketing, human resource management, control and budgeting, risk management, impacts, evaluation and reporting
fully revised and updated content including new chapters on sustainable development and events, perspectives on events, and expanded content on marketing, legal issues, risk and health and safety management
a companion website for lecturers and students which includes PowerPoint slides, extra case studies and multiple choice questions to aid both teaching and learning.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 740 pages
  • 190 x 230 x 36mm | 1,419.74g
  • Elsevier Science Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • w. b&w figs.
  • 1856178188
  • 9781856178181
  • 193,345

Table of contents

Section 1: The Events Context 1. An Overview of the Events Field 2. Perspectives on Events 3. Event Impacts and Legacies 4. Event Tourism Planning 5. Sustainable Development and Events Section 2: Planning 6. The Strategic Planning Function 7. Conceptualising the Event 8. Project Management for Events 9. Financial Management and Events 10. Human Resource Management and Events 11. Marketing Planning for Events 12. Promotion: Integrated Marketing Communication for Events 13. Sponsorship of Events Section 3: Event Operations and Evaluation 14. Staging Events 15. Logistics 16. Legal Issues of Event Management 17. Risk Management 18. Evaluation and Research
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About Ian McDonnell

Glenn Bowdin is Head of the UK Centre for Events Management, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Johnny Allen is Foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Event Management, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. William O'Toole is an international events development specialist. He assists councils, cities, regions, countries and companies to grow their events portfolio and create their long term events program. For last five years he advised the Supreme Commission for Tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the development of their new festival program in the thirteen provinces. Bill trains and assists the United Nations event organisers in places such as the Sudan and Uganda and is facilitating the development of the event industry in Kenya. He is a founding director of the Event Management Body of Knowledge and key advisor to the International Event Management Competency Standard. He has two international event textbooks released and the information and checklists on his CDROM ELMS (, are used by events and venues around the world to manage their events. Rob Harris is Director of the Australian Centre for Event Management and Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Ian McDonnell is Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
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