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RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: EVENTS AND MEETINGS IN THE CITY, Göteborg, Sweden, 17.-20.06.2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joachim Willms [Managing Director]   
Göteborg, Sweden, June 17-20, 2009

The 2009 annual conference and general assembly of European Cities Marketing (ECM) will be held in Göteborg, Sweden, between June 17-20, 2009 with the theme EVENTS AND MEETINGS IN THE CITY. On June 17th a special one-day research symposium is taking place, including keynote speeches and paper presentations. This symposium will be followed by workshops in the main conference programme that will bring researchers and practitioners together to discuss issues, generate new ideas, and hopefully forge research partnerships. This is a very unique opportunity, designed exclusively to bridge the gaps between researchers and practitioners and to foster new research collaborations. For details on the overall conference, please visit the ECM website (

The research symposium will be directed by the Centre for Tourism at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. Your registration for the one-day research symposium includes full participation in the annual conference of European Cities Marketing (ECM), including the wrap-up Midsummer party. We warmly recommend researchers to stay through the conference to participate in three parallel streams of workshops – discussing sport events, meetings, and festivals/cultural events. We are honored to welcome some great keynote speakers to participate in both the research symposium and the conference including Professor Donald Getz, Dr. Joe Goldblatt, Professor Mike Weed and Professor Ulrich Wünsch.

Abstracts of proposed papers should be written in English and must not be more than 500 words in length. It must include the following: title; author(s); affiliations; research aims; approach and key arguments/findings. Abstracts and papers will be peer-reviewed and included in the conference proceedings. A selection of papers will be considered for production of an edited book on the main theme of “Events and Meetings in the City”. Moreover, selected papers will be considered for a special issue in the international research journal “Tourism”.
Abstracts should be e-mailed to the symposium organizers no later than January 16, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be given within 4 weeks. Full papers to be included in the proceedings and considered for publication must be submitted no later than May 30, 2009 and not exceed 7.000 words.

Conference aims:
• To advance events research as a thriving interdisciplinary field of the social sciences
 To provide a forum for research collaboration and the mentoring of emerging event researchers
 Bring researchers and practitioners together to discuss issues, generate new ideas, and forge research partnerships
Suggested topics (covering all types of planned events):
• Planned events and city marketing (image, positioning, co-branding)
• Bidding on events
• Creating new events
• Policy and the politics of event tourism
• Motivation for attending events; demand and segmentation
• Antecedents and constraints to event attendance
• The event experience and meanings attached to them
• Event design and programming (themes, atmosphere, programming)
• Event settings (both unique and traditional hospitality venues)
• Service delivery and quality control at events
• Management of events (e.g., stakehoders; strategies; human resources; marketing; financing; sponsorship)
• Hospitality at events (food services, business to business)
• Impact evaluation (costs and benefits; a triple bottom line approach; sustainability issues)
• Valuing events (what are they worth to society or to business?)

Scientific Committee: Professor Tommy Andersson, Centre for Tourism, Gothenburg University Professor Jack Carlsen, Curtin Business School, Perth Professor Donald Getz, Centre for Tourism, Gothenburg University & Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary & School of Tourism, University of Queensland. Dr Szilvia Gyimothy, Department of Service Management, Lund University & Centre for Tourism, Gothenburg University Dr. Joe Goldblatt, The International Centre for the Study of Planned Events, Queen Margaret University Dr. Mia Larson, Centre for Tourism, Gothenburg University Professor Lena Mossberg, Centre for Tourism, Gothenburg University Professor Reidar Mykletun, Norwegian School of Hotel Management, University of Stavanger Professor Tom O’Dell, Department of Service Management, Lund University Dr. Renata Tomljenovic, Institute for Tourism, Zagreb Professor Mike Weed, Centre for Sport, Physical Education & Activity Research, Canterbury Christ Church University Professor Ulrich Wünsch, International University of Applied Sciences, Bad Honnef, Bonn Professor Karl Wöber, MODUL University, Vienna.

The organizing team for the research symposium:
• Dr. Mia Larson, Centre for Tourism, Gothenburg University
• Dr. Sanja Vujicic, Centre for Tourism, Gothenburg University
• Professor Tommy Andersson, Centre for Tourism, Gothenburg University
• Professor Donald Getz, Centre for Tourism, Gothenburg University
• Contributing Professor Karl Wöber, MODUL University Vienna

Conference fee: 399E before May 15, 449E after May 15.

For accommodation, please see For additional information, and to submit abstracts, please visit or contact Dr. Sanja Vujicic at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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