Events Feasibility and Development
From Strategy to OperationsBy
- William O'Toole, International Events Development Specialist, Sydney, Australia.
Events Feasibility and Development: From Strategy to Operations answers two fundamental questions faced by all events planners and organisers: "how do I justify this event to the client?" and "why are we spending money on this event?".
With a user-friendly learning structure containing bullet points, questions and exercises and international case studies (Australian Taxation Office, Saudi Arabian events returns, Fuji-Xerox events), Events Feasibility and Development: From Strategy to Operations looks at issues such as:
- The process of creating a feasibility study
- Events forecasting models and cost/benefit analysis
- Types of events (exhibitions, sports, festivals) and their benefits and returns
- Project management tools for measuring return on investment
Companion website: www.eventsfd.com -- contains videos, colour photos and a list of related resources.
2nd and 3rd year undergraduate courses in Events Management; Practitioners; Event Management Companies and Associations.
Published: December 2010
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
Section 1: Strategic Feasibility and Development
1. Event Strategy
2. Preparing the Strategy
3. Event Support: Directing the Development
4. Implementation of the Strategy
5. Techniques and Tools for Event Development
6. Building Competency: Associations, Awards and Training
Section 2: Management Feasibility and Development
7. Management Models and the Business Case
8. Setting up the Management System
9. Event Management Processes
10. Event Management Processes -- Section Two
11. Event Metrics and Checklists
Section 3: Operation Feasibility and Development
12. Event Operations: Upstream Design
13. Case Studies
14. Dictionary of Terms