BUSINESS EVENTS PLANNING - 2021/2
Module code: MAN3155
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Business events have been a booming part of the events industry over the past few years with B2B, B2C, meetings, conferences and exhibitions offering lucrative potential employment for event planners.
The module will provide an understanding and overview of this sector as well as examining and analysing key elements in the marketing and production of business events. It will also focus on the specific factors involved in organising a business event and conference in particular looking at networking aspects of such events and the resources used to develop events of this type. Reference will be made to the Meetings Architecture and Return on Investment models that allow for design planning and analysis of how business events succeed.
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
BERRIDGE Graham (Hosp & Tour)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: N820
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- What are Business Events?
- Shape of the Industry: Business Dimensions
- Business Stakeholders and their roles
- BE Planning 1: Critical thinking
- BE Planning 2: Bidding and Partnerships
- Traveller Motivations
- BE Environment & Analysis
- Technology and Digital Engagement
- Meeting Architecture Principles
- Using ROI Methodologies
- The Ones that Never Knock – Career Opportunities
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
Alternative assessment: If a resit is required students will have to submit a 1500 word report on successful marketing techniques for business events
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to reflect upon planning and evaluation principles in order to audit a small to medium sized event
Assessment Strategy: The assessment strategy is designed to allow students to demonstrate that they have achieved the module learning outcomes. This is achieved by completing an audit of an event. Learning & Teaching will be based on a 3 hour session that is front loaded during weeks 1-8.
Students receive feedback throughout the semester via face to face teaching which will support them to complete the assessment
- Analyse the requirements of business events sector
- Develop a critical understanding of how business events contribute to the visitor economy
- Utilise relevant evaluation models for analysis of small to medium sized events
|001||Define and explain the business events sector||KP|
|002||Analyse planning techniques for business events||KPT|
|003||Critically analyse and evaluate business events||CP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 11
Seminar Hours: 22
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The teaching and learning strategy is designed to:
• Increase students understanding of business events
• Increase students ability to analyse business event planning
• Increase students knowledge of models for planning and evaluation
The teaching and learning methods include:
• Interactive lectures with support material and reinforcement
• Group work
• Formative feedback sessions –this will be provided through group work and presentations in class where students will also be asked to critically comment on each other’s performance.
• Case studies
• Guest lectures to provide links between theory and practice
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for BUSINESS EVENTS PLANNING : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man3155
Programmes this module appears in
|International Tourism Management with Transport BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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