Major international events such as World Expositions, Olympic Games or Football Championships constitute important opportunities for large investments and revenue growth in the tourism and hospitality industries. But do they provide sufficient cultural, social and economic benefits to the host communities or do mega events do more harm than good?
The European Tourism Futures Institute and Stenden University Qatar conference on the Future of Event Legacies, which takes place from 21st – 23rd October 2013, a forum of international scholars from different disciplines will address the following questions:
- To what extent have events in the past contributed to sustainable growth?
- What is the future of event legacies?
- Where and when have events led to oversupply, e.g. in hospitality services
- What will be the legacy of the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
- How have hospitality businesses evolved in post-event years, and which business strategies have originated from these situations?
- Which policies to adapt event-specific investments for post-event purposes have proven successful?
- Which lessons can be learned from previous experiences to rationalize event investments in infrastructure, hospitality and tourist businesses?
The Keynote speakers of the conference will be:
- Martin Robertson, Victoria University Melbourne
- Miquel de Moragas, Centre d’Estudis Olímpics, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
- Ian Yeoman, European Tourism Futures Institute
Call for Papers ‘The Future of Event Legacies
We hereby invite you to submit your contributions on the subject of The Future of Event Legacies either be as an extended abstract or as a poster presentation proposal by 30th May 2013. Visit the conference homepage: http://www.etfi.eu/conference/conference-qatar-2013
Dr. Ian Yeoman
Associate Professor of Tourism Futures
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600