The Practical Guide to Organising Events is a short, accessible and practical guide on how to successfully plan and organise a variety of event types in a wide range of contexts. The core sections of the text are logically structured around the key stages of event management – pre-event, on-site and post-event – offering essential practical insight and guidance throughout the whole process. Topics covered include proposal writing, budget, funding and sponsorship, health and safety, security and evaluation. This is a fundamental resource for all events management students running and organising an event as part of their degree programme. It is also a book for anybody who just happens to be tasked with organising an event such as an office party, a social networking event, Christmas party or family wedding. Based on experience, using real-life case studies and anecdotal examples, The Practical Guide to Organising Events ultimately makes the business of events management appealing, understandable and achievable.

part 1|36 pages


chapter 1|6 pages

The culture of events

chapter 2|10 pages

The structure of events

chapter 3|19 pages

The role of the event organiser

part 2|72 pages

Management pre-event

chapter 4|11 pages

The enquiry to confirmation stage

chapter 6|17 pages

Catering and beverages

part 3|38 pages

Management on-site: operational event management

chapter 8|28 pages

Event organiser responsibilities

chapter 9|9 pages

Inside the event

part 4|42 pages

Management post-event