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Events Management Higher Education: Current issues in the U.K.

I recently gave a keynote presentation at the 2nd International Planning and Creativity Competition, in Hangzhou, China. In my presentation, I highlighted three issues affecting the development of higher education for events in the UK: Articulating the value of a degree in events management, as opposed to ‘just’ having industry experience or completing work-based training. […]

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Cultural tourism and the new silk roads

I recently gave a keynote speech at the 2020 World Culture and Tourism Forum in Xi’an, China. I spoke about the role that cultural tourism could play in the new Silk Road developments. In my presentation, I focused on how cultural tourism could form a part of the new ‘Silk Roads’ in the context of […]

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UK : China collaboration in the events industry

I recently gave the keynote presentation below as keynote for the Zhejiang Global Exhibtion Forum in Hangzhou, China. You can view the presentation, below. In it, I emphasised three areas of potential collaboration: the fusion of creative and tech; incentive travel; city-city partnerships for event destinations.

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Event Management in the Chinese Century: CFP

There are now revised timelines for submission – see end of this post With my colleague, Dr Mingguang Liu, from Zheijang International Studies University, we have just published a call for papers for a special issue of the journal Event Management on ‘Event Management in the Chinese Century’. You can read the full CFP here. […]

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China’s new tourism policy 2013-2020

The Chinese Government has launched a new tourism policy, with the aim of significantly enhancing tourism development in the country and establishing China’s tourism industry as a significant economic force in China’s domestic and international tourism markets. You can download the policy document, in English, by clicking here. In this post, I give an outline […]

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London 2012 visit to Beijing

I was interview by a journalist from AFP last week about the presence of London 2012 organisers in Beijing, observing and networking in preparation for London’s games in four years time.  I was asked about the value of visiting other host cities and what, specifically, London could hope to learn.  As has become quite clear […]

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