Friday, 6 April 2007

Australian Symposium on Events as Catalysts for Urban Change

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL EVENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE
11 - 12 JULY 2007

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SECOND EVENT EDUCATION AND RESEARCH NETWORK
AUSTRALASIA SYMPOSIUM

13 JULY 2007

Presented by:

The Centre for Hospitality and Tourism Research, Victoria University and
The Australian Centre for Event Management, University of Technology, Sydney,
in association with the CRC in Sustainable Tourism.

Conference Theme:
Re-eventing the City: Events as Catalysts for Change

Events have the potential to impact upon the cities in which they take place in a variety of ways. They can, for example, serve as: agents of environmental and cultural renewal; vehicles for economic growth and development; catalysts for tourism growth; vehicles for community education and development; and starting points for the process of re-imaging/re-imagining particular places. Events, particularly large scale events, also raise specific issues in urban contexts, such as those associated with opportunity and environmental costs and legacy management. It can also be observed that competition between cities to capture events of various types through the bidding process, or to attract visitors through the creation of new events, is growing dramatically.

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