Below are event management books written by Dr Rob Harris, Director of Event Training Australia, Former Director of Australian Centre for Event Management, University of Technology, Sydney, and (UTS) Business School Associate

Festival and Special Event Management (5th edition)

festival and special event management book

Festival and Special Event Management, 5th edition continues the comprehensive overview of the theory and procedures associated with festivals and special events established in previous editions. The new edition of this market-leading text introduces developments and professional tools, and considers the globalisation and subsequent internationalisation of event management.

The role of marketing and communication, environmental planning, the increasing role of governments through the creation of event strategies, and the different perspectives of event management are all discussed. This edition aims to embrace and extend the growing body of knowledge relating to event management by tracking many of the recent changes and developments in the field. This offers students a current, relevant textbook for their study and professional reference.

By Johnny Allen, William O’Toole, Robert Harris, Ian McDonnell.
ISBN: 978-1-742-16461-8.


Events Management

events management book

Events Management is the must-have introductory text providing a complete A-Z of the principles and practices of planning, managing and staging events.

The book introduces the concepts of event planning and management,presents the study of events management within an academic environment,discusses the key components for staging an event, covering the whole process from creation to evaluation,examines the events industry within its broader business context, covering impacts and event tourism,provides an effective guide for producers of events and contains learning objectives and review questions to consolidate learning.

Each chapter features a real-life case study to illustrate key concepts and place theory in a practical context, as well as preparing students to tackle any challenges they may face in managing events. Examples include the Beijing Olympic Games, Google Zeitgeist Conference, International Confex, Edinburgh International Festival, Ideal Home Show and Glastonbury Festival.

Carefully constructed to maximise learning, the text provides the reader with:

  • a systematic guide to organizing successful events, examining areas such as staging, logistics, marketing, human resource management, control and budgeting, risk management, impacts, evaluation and reporting
  • fully revised and updated content including new chapters on sustainable development and events, perspectives on events, and expanded content on marketing, legal issues, risk and health and safety management
  • a companion website: with additional materials and links to websites and other resources for both students and lecturers

by Rob Harris, Glenn Bowdin, Johnny Allen, Ian McDonnell and William O’Toole
ISBN-10: 1856178188 | ISBN-13: 978-1856178181


Regional Event Management Handbook

regional event management handbook

Provides those involved in the conduct of events in regional Australia with a comprehensive insight into the event management process.

By Rob Harris and Johnny Allen
ISBN: 1863655638, 9781863655637