Unit aim

Examines and evaluates the convention, meeting and exhibition industry. Provides technical and theoretical knowledge and skills to apply the specialist planning processes used globally in the industry. Examines the physical requirements, marketing, management and operation of convention and exhibition facilities.

Unit content

Topic 1           Business events – conventions, exhibitions, and product launches

Topic 2           The Business Events industry structure

Topic 3           Clients and business to business marketing

Topic 4           Briefs and bids

Topic 5           Destinations and venues

Topic 6           Program design and virtual meetings

Topic 7           Meeting management software

Topic 8           Budgeting 

Topic 9           Marketing to attendees

Topic 10        Return on Investment (ROI)

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Fenich, GG, 2012, Meetings, Expositions, Events and Conventions, 3rd edn, Pearson, Upper Saddle River. ISBN: 10: 0-13-271991-6.

Session 3

  • Fenich, GG, 2012, Meetings, Expositions, Events and Conventions, 3rd edn, Pearson, Upper Saddle River. ISBN: 10: 0-13-271991-6.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (Weekly x 12)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (Weekly x 12)
Assessment
Bid Proposal and presentation35%
Create Budget for Bid Proposal35%
Exam: closed book30%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (Weekly x 12)
Assessment
Exam: closed book30%
Bid Proposal35%
Create Budget for Bid Proposal35%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hours (Weekly x 12)
Assessment
Bid Proposal and presentation35%
Create Budget for Bid Proposal35%
Exam: closed book30%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (Weekly x 12)
Lecture online 1 hour (Weekly X 12)
Assessment
Bid Proposal and presentation35%
Create Budget for Bid Proposal35%
Exam: closed book30%
Notice

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