Unit description

Examines and evaluates the functional areas of management and marketing of the Business Events industry at both the strategic and operational level, nationally and internationally. Key factors and issues affecting the future of the industry are reviewed and evaluated. This is achieved by critical evaluation and synthesis of recent academic research and innovative industry best practice. 

Unit content

Topic 1. Business events industry profile and characteristics

Topic 2. Conference procedures and formats

Topic 3. Exhibitions and trade fairs

Topic 4. Destinations and venues

Topic 5. Business Events structure and interrelationships

Topic 6. Planning, organising, staging and management of conferences and exhibitions
Topic 7. Marketing and sponsorship for business events

Topic 8. Briefs and Bids

Topic 9. Technological systems and software for business events

Topic 10. Current issues and trends

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 2

  • Rodgers, T, 2013, Conferences and Conventions, 3rd edn, Routledge, Abingdon UK. ISBN: 978-0-415-52669-2.
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)
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (Weekly x 12)
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (Weekly x 10)
Lecture on-site 6 hours (2 consecutive days)
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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