Principles of meetings, event and festival management. Topics include the significance of conventions and events, conventions and meetings design, management planning processes, methods and evaluation of conventions and events, infrastructural requirements, impacts, volunteers, sponsorship, programming, event planning and development.
Events, festivals and conventions are increasingly important phenomena in the contemporary era. Not only do they generate significant economic benefits for economies, they also have social, cultural, political and environmental ramifications.
This event management paper aims to develop students’ professional knowledge, skills and values necessary for a career in event management. Students will learn how to plan, design, project manage, implement and critically analyse event experiences for a range of settings and develop work-ready skills relevant for event industries. On successful completion, students will be able to gain relevant expertise in various aspects of event management including teamwork, leadership, sponsor management, event marketing, event evaluation and project management. The paper contains a mix of theory and experiential learning as students will be required to work in groups to design, market, project manage and implement an event of their own choice.
About this paper
|Event and Conventions Management
|Semester 2 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
|Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
- TOUR 103 or 54 200-level points
- TOUR 426, TOUX 304
- Schedule C
- Suitable for undergraduates from a range of disciplines who are interested in event management.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Tourism's website
- Teaching staff
Dr Stu Hayes
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 2-hour lecture per week and one tutorial fortnightly.
While there is no single, essential textbook for TOUR304, there are a number of texts that are likely to be very useful. Students will be advised of relevant texts throughout the course.
- Course outline
The course outline will be available on Blackboard at the start of the paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
- Understand different types of events
- Recognise the social, economic and environmental impacts of the event industry
- Have the knowledge and skills to design, market, project manage and execute an event
- Evaluate teamwork and leadership in the context of event management