This edition of event management - a professional and developmental approach provides a definitive grounding in event management. It takes a managerial and developmental approach, linking concepts to actual events within the context of international best practice. "Event Management" features three main sections: basic theory; best practice and applied event management. The text covers a wide range of activities that are required to successfully host and manage events. It is interactive and user-friendly, incorporating graphics, drawings, photographs, graphs, tables and discussion questions. It is written in outcomes-based mode and includes references. It uses case studies to exemplify concepts and ideas. It provides a blend of theoretical principles and practical examples. It lists and explains relevant key legislation and includes a comprehensive index.