An opportunity to share cutting-edge research on events and events management

Topics for consideration:

  • Areas of distinctiveness: sports events, festivals/community events, meetings, and exhibitions
  • Professionalism and the professionalisation of event management
  • Engaging with industry: perspectives and practices
  • Event management education
  • Innovation in events and festival management
  • Internationalisation and managing across borders
  • Social marketing: events as drivers of behavioural change
  • Brand-building through events
  • Sustainability: events impact on society
  • Policy, planning, and event development

January 31, 2016

Submit your 400-word maximum abstract to Prof. Rhodri Thomas, Chair of the Scientific Committee at


Abstracts and final papers should be submitted in MS Word using Calibri 12 as follows:

The title of the paper

Name(s) of author(s)

Institutional affiliation(s)

Abstracts would normally be up to 300 words if submitted with a full paper.If only an abstract will be available prior to the conference, the normal maximum word count would be up to 1000 words.Research notes and work in progress papers can also be accepted.  We are prepared to be flexible on word counts.

For further advice, contact Dr Neil Ormerod