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Alistair Palferman

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Alistair is currently a full-time PhD student in the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality, researching absorptive capacity in the events sector. He previously worked in management roles for Marriott Hotels and Resorts and other leading hotel groups and training providers in the UK and Asia and was involved in organising events and training in participating hotels during APEC summit in Shanghai in 2001, the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and London Olympics in 2012. Alistair also teaches and supervises dissertations in the UK Centre for Events Management.

Current Teaching

  • Project management and finance
  • Events organisation management

Research Interests

  • Innovation in hospitality and events
  • Knowledge transfer and management

Selected Publications