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Event Planning and Management

Principles, Planning and Practice

Plan and deliver successful events with this practical textbook of essential theory and practice for students studying event planning and management.
EAN: 9781398607101
Edition: 3
Published:
Format: 230x153
360 pages

About the book

Do you know how to conduct a risk assessment? How to build an events team? How do you measure the success of an event? Event Planning and Management is the comprehensive guide for facing the new wave of live brand and customer experiences.

Written by authors with extensive industry experience, this is an essential step-by-step resource for students and the next generation of event planners to plan and deliver a successful event. Using real-world examples such as National Health Service's (NHS) bespoke planning model and Standon Calling (the cashless festival), this book offers a structured, practical approach to all types of events, from the initial planning to the final evaluating stages.

Now fully updated, this third edition of Event Planning and Management provides a renewed focus on virtual and hybrid events. It also provides an expansion of health and safety advisory in light of COVID-19 and anti-terrorism, as well as new models such as the Cultural Risk Assessment, and further case studies. Accompanied by a host of downloadable resources, this book is the ideal end to end resource for students studying event planning modules and certifications, marketing and PR professionals.

About the authors

Ruth Dowson was Senior Lecturer in events management at the UK Centre for Events Management at Leeds Beckett University, UK for over 14 years. She has more than 30 years of experience in strategic development, management and delivery of events, conferences, seminars and exhibitions, in both the public and private sectors.

Bernadette Albert is Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, UK, where she leads the undergraduate programme in Event Management. She draws on extensive experience in managing and advising on international, state, civic and private events.

Dan Lomax is Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, UK. He has 25 years' experience in the live music and cultural events sector specializing in content creation, event planning and operational delivery.


Compelling, comprehensive, compulsory. My favourite 'go to' textbook.

Dr Richard Keith Wright, Senior Lecturer in Sport Events and Entrepreneurship, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand