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Events Management Research: Attendee motivation, Festivals and Economic Impacts

November 19, 2016

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Along with my colleagues Denise Hawkes, Emma Abson and Paul Booth, we’ve recently had a new book chapter published which looks at the relationship between motivations to attend events and the spending that takes place at them.  This research was carried out over three months during a series of festivals held in an area of […]

Measuring the Economic Impacts of Events

June 7, 2014

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This is a presentation that I gave at last week’s Tourism Society event – The Tourism Symposium 2014, in Liverpool in the UK. The  symposium was a great event to be a part of, with a set of fascinating speakers and a really strong focus on understanding the contribution of culture and events to tourism […]

Advances in Tourism Economics 2014 – Event motivations and attendee spending

May 19, 2014

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Last week, I presented a paper on event motivations at the 5th Biennial Advances in Tourism Economics conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The paper was written by four of us and my co-authors were Denise Hawkes, Emma Abson and Paul Booth.  It was an analysis of the relationship between motivations to attend events that were part […]

Educating the 21st Century Events Management Graduate

March 3, 2014

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My colleague Charles Bladen and I have just had this paper published in the journal ‘Events Management’.  In the paper, we are argue that Events Management degrees need re-examining, to ensure that they are helping students to develop the kinds of skills and attitudes that employers, and society need.  You can read the abstract below […]

Responsible Events

February 11, 2014

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I recently gave a talk on ‘Responsible Events’ at the Event Horizons conference in Cornwall.  You can see the presentation below.  ‘Responsibility’ is a new way of thinking about sustainability.  In this presentation, I argue that ‘sustainability’ has been the least successful policy agenda of the last 50 years.  Top-down policies, frameworks and industry standards […]

2 Events Management academic posts at the University of Greenwich

February 3, 2014

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We’ve just advertised two posts in Events Management in our department in the Business Faculty at the University of Greenwich. We’re looking for two lecturers or senior lecturers to join us to help deliver our successful Events Management BA and MA programmes and also to be part of the team launching our new BA Hospitality […]

Event Horizons 2014

January 29, 2014

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I’ll be speaking at the Event Horizons conference in Falmouth, Cornwall, next week. The conference run from 6-7 February and will be bringing together the regional cultural and events sectors to explore two key issues – digital technology and sustainability. I’ll be speaking on 7th February on the topic of ‘responsible events’ and taking part […]