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: www.elsevierdirect.com/9781856178181 with additional materials and links to websites and other resources for both students and lecturers

part |184 pages

The Events Context

part |303 pages


chapter |28 pages

Conceptualising the Event

chapter |20 pages


Integrated Marketing Communication for Events

chapter |47 pages

Sponsorship of Events

part |175 pages

Event Operations and Evaluation

chapter |32 pages

Staging Events

chapter |42 pages


chapter |35 pages

Risk Management

chapter |35 pages

Evaluation and Research