International events conference to take place at BU


Bournemouth University will welcome over 100 delegates for the International Conference on Events.

The conference, being held at the Executive Business Centre from 3-5 of July, will include three days of presentations, workshops, social events and the 10th Association for Events Management Education (AEME) Forum.

The Forum will take place on the last day of the conference, which also has an Olympic theme with presentations and keynotes throughout the day relevant to ‘mega-events’.

The conference organisers will present a programme relating to academic research and event management education, as well as many high profile industry speakers.

Nick Dodds, MD of Festivals and Events International and chief operating officer of the London 2012 Festival will be giving his thoughts on the event and sharing his experiences.

Nick de Bois, MP and Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group will give the first keynote of the conference titled “The importance and challenges of events policy, practice and education”

Other keynote speakers at the conference include:

Alistair Turner – PR Director, Davis Tanner and Britain for Events Campaign

Jon Weaver – Marketing and Events Manager, Bournemouth Tourism, Bournemouth Borough Council

Professor Stephen Page – School of Tourism, Bournemouth University

Jim Winship – Secretary, Events Industry Forum

As well as keynote speakers there will also be a Professionalisation of the Industry Panel, an Association Panel and several Events in Higher Education Workshops hosted by the Higher Education Academy.

To find out more about the conference visit the website