Event Management

Event managers require a mixture of technical, human and conceptual skills to run a successful event Critically analyse the validity of this statement and the factors that might determine the right mixture of skills. In answering the question you must draw on academic sources as well as observations, personal or otherwise, of past organised events.
Suggested reading sources, IN BOLD = Strongly Recommended
Bowdin, G et al (2012) 3rd Edition Events Management B.Heinemann Oxford
Goldblatt, J.J (2011) Special Events
Getz, D (2007) Event Studies:Theory …..
OToole W (2011) Events, Feasibility &….
Silvers J.R (2008) Risk Management for..
Tum, Julia (2005) Management of Event Ops
Tarlow P (2008) Event Risk Mgt & Safety Wiley, New York
Raj, R (2013) Events Management P&P Sage London
Van Der Wagen (2006) HRM for Events Routledge Oxon
Ferdinand, N & Kitchin, P ((2012) Events Mgt, International Appr.Sage London
Shone and Parry (2013) 4th ed Successful Event Mgt Cengage Andover
Bladen, C; Kennell,J (2012) Events Management Routledge London
Beech,J (2014) The Business of Events Mgt Pearson
Dowson, Ruth (2015) Event Planning and Mgt Kogan Page
Hannan,C (2015) H & S for tour production managers ETP
Hannan ,C (2009) H&S in the live music & Events Industry ETP
Cornwell. B (2014) Sponsorship in Marketing Routledge
Tassiopoulous. D (2010) Events Management Juta
Robinson, Peter (2010) Events Management CABI
Preston. C.A (2012) Events Marketing Wiley
11. Electronic Resources

International Journal of Event Management Research
International Journal of Event and Festival Management
Tourism Management
Annals of Tourism Research
Mintel: Leisure (se August 2016 Music Festivals)

Web resources

ABPCO Association of British Professional Conference Organisers
AEME Association for Events Management Education
AEO – Association of Exhibition Organisers
Department for Culture Media and Sport
National Outdoor Events Association
Events Industry Alliance
Event Scotland (excellent source of guidance – )
Event magazine
Health and Safety Executive (see Guide to safety at Events)
Higher Education Academy resources
Eventia (data)
Britain for Events (background data)