Sustainable Events Management

May 2024
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  • ISBN 9781800621367
  • Language English
  • Pages 208 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

This book introduces the reader to sustainable events management theory and practice, based on academic research and illustrated with empirical case studies.

The book provides a comprehensive view of sustainable management and how it relates to the many sectors within the events industry. It emphasizes the fundamental importance of local communities, businesses and stakeholders to events organization in regional, national and international locations. It brings into focus international governing bodies, and national government strategic objectives as the corner stones for sustainable development in the events sector. The relationship between strategic objectives and on-the-ground operational responsibilities are presented using research by contributing authors and accredited organizations to add scope and depth.

Best-practice case studies are used throughout the book to highlight and explain particular sustainable management issues and practices. The scope of the book is international and designed to educate undergraduate and postgraduate students and to support practitioners in their operational and administrative duties within their industry sectors.

1. Introductory Thoughts on Sustainable Events. Razaq Raj and Kevin A. Griffin.
Part I. Sustainable Event Policies and Strategies
2. Sustainable Events and Regeneration. Ruth Craggs.
3. Policy Perspectives for Sustainable Events. Stefania Cerutti and Paola Menzardi.
4. Managing Sustainable Events. Neil A Richardson.
5. Managing Events Stakeholders. Maximiliano E. Korstanje.
6. Sustainable Development Goals for Events. MªCarmen Pardo López, Flora Seixeira and Goretti Silva.

Part II. Sustainably Managing Events
7. Responsible Events. Ahmad R. Albattat.
8. Managing Sustainable Event Destinations. Ahmad R. Albattat.
9. Economically Sustainable Events. Maximiliano E. Korstanje.
10. Socially Sustainability of Events. Ana Maria Vieira Fernandes.
11. Sustainable Event Impact Management. Daniel H. Olsen.

Part III. Sustainable Event Operations
12. Managing Event Resources. Jaffer Idris.
13. Tools for Evaluating Sustainable Events. Ruth Dowson.
14. Events, Transformation and Global Citizenship. Ziene Mottiar and Theresa Ryan.
15. Sustainability in the Events Industry. Razaq Raj and Kevin A. Griffin

Razaq Raj, PhD

Dr. Razaq Raj is Principal Lecturer in the Leeds Business School. His research interests include community events, outdoor events, economic impacts, religious tourism, cultural festivals and sustainable tourism, cultural diversity in events management and international tourism. Dr. Raj is the author of the textbooks Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Management: An International Perspective, Event Management: An integrated and practical approach and Event Management and Sustainability. He is also a board member of international journals and academic associations. Editor of International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage; International Journal of Islands Research; and International Journal of Islamic Tourism. Series Editor, CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Book Series.

Kevin A. Griffin, PhD

Dr. Kevin Griffin, MA, PhD. Having studied teaching then tourism organization and historic settlement, I worked in a number of Geography Departments in the Dublin / Kildare area. Since 2001 I have worked at the DIT where I am actively involved in teaching and researching a broad range of tourism topics with particular specialism in both heritage and sustainable tourism. Editor in Chief, International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, International Journal of Tour Guiding Research, and International Journal of Islands Research. Series Editor, CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Book Series. My main areas of academic interest include: Tourism and Sustainability / Environmental Issues, Heritage Tourism, Religious Tourism / Pilgrimage, Social Tourism, Teaching Methodologies and Tourism Local History / Heritage.

sustainability; events management; events industry; sustainable events; events management economics; events business strategy; events social impact; urban sustainable development; mega-events; tourism and sustainablility