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Glenn Bowdin

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About

Glenn Bowdin is Principal Lecturer in Events Management within the UK Centre for Events Management. His academic qualifications include an MPhil, which focussed on the evaluation of quality costs, a topic which he is currently picking up in pursuit of a PhD. Glenn regularly presents at national and international conferences.

He is an Executive Committee Member, and former Chair, of AEME (Association for Events Management Education), Chartered Member of the International EMBOK Executive and on the editorial boards of Event Management and Journal of Convention and Event Tourism. Glenn led the development of the events benchmarks in the QAA (2008) Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism benchmark statements and has a range of external examiner and approval event experience in the UK and overseas.

He co-authored Events Management (3rd edition, 2011), recently co-edited (with Rhodri Thomas) a special issue of the journal Event Management and is co-Series Editor of the Routledge Events Management Series. Glenn is a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Institute of Hospitality.

Current Teaching

  • BA(Hons) Events Management
    BSc(Hons) Events Management
    • Individual Project
  • MSc Events Management
    MSc International Events Management
    MSc Sports Events Management
    • Masters Research Project

Research Interests

Glenn's current research interests are in the areas of impacts, quality and quality costing of events, events management and research available for the UK events industry.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (19)

Books (2)

Conference contributions (23)

  • Thomas R; Bowdin GAJ; McElhinney S; Bell S (2009) Professionalism and Professionalisation in the Events and Festivals Sector University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2007) Analysing research in event management: a content analysis Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK 10/01/2007.
  • Bowdin GAJ; Thomas R; Wood EH; Robinson L (2007) The Contribution of Community Festivals and Events to the Local Area and the Welsh Economy Bournemouth University, Bournemouth 10/01/2007.
  • Bowdin GAJ (2006) Defining Events, Developing Education, Exploring Possibilities IMEX, Messe Frankfurt, Germany .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2006) Identifying and Analysing Existing Research Undertaken in the Events Industry Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London .
  • Thomas R; Wood EH; Bowdin GAJ; Robinson L (2006) The Contribution of Community Festivals and Events to the Local Areas and the Welsh Economy Wales .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2005) Information is Power: The Importance of Research for the Festival Events Sector .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2005) Success or Failure: Evaluating Quality Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2005) A Content Analysis of Event Management (Formerly Festival Management & Event Tourism) Napier University, Edinburgh .
  • Williams M; Bowdin GAJ (2005) An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Arts Festivals Evaluation The Australian Centre for Event Management, University of Technology, Sydney, in association with Victoria University, the CRC in Sustainable Tourism and the Event Education and Research Network Australia, Sydney, Australia 14/07/2005.
  • Bowdin GAJ (2005) A Content Analysis of Event Management (Formerly Festival Management and Event Tourism) Napier University, Edinburgh 06/07/2005.
  • Bowdin GAJ (2005) Current Developments and Future Direction - AEME Update Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2005) Education, Research and Best Practice - Exploring Roles, Developing for the Future IMEX, Frankfurt, Germany .
  • Bowdin GAJ; Figeon P (2004) Operating Effectively in the Global Events Industry Nottingham, UK .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2004) Ethically Yours . a Professional Code of Conduct Johannesburg, South Africa .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2004) Events Education - A UK perspective The Forum, Johannesburg, South Africa .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2002) Ethics in Events: why the need for clearer ethical guidelines? Commonwealth Centre, London .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2002) Towards clearer ethical guidelines in the event industry Johannesburg, South Africa .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2001) E-commerce: skills for the future Hotel Intercontinental, London .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2001) Education and experience: two sides of the same coin NEC Birmingham .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2001) Ethics - playing the game by the rules Commonwealth Centre, London .
  • Bowdin GAJ (2000) Beyond the hype: successful web strategies for events Trinity House, London 18/04/2000.
  • Bowdin GAJ (1998) World of Events - creation of a web-site Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford .

Conference proceedings (2)

  • Wood EH; Thomas R; Robinson L; Bowdin GAJ (2005) The Contribution of Community Festivals to Tourism: An assessment of the impacts of rural events in Wales. In: Assessing The Impact Of Tourist Events Universite Nice, TMP Research Group, Juan Les Pins, France 08/12/2005 00:00:00. : , pp. .
  • Bowdin GAJ; Church IJ (2000) Customer satisfaction and quality costs: towards a pragmatic approach for event management. In: Events Beyond 2000 - Setting the Agenda Australian Centre for Event Management, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia 13/07/2000 00:00:00. : , pp. .http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/research/handle/10453/19788

Other (2)

Reports (3)

  • Li S; Bowdin G; Heslington E; Jones S; Mulligan J; Tara-Lunga M-O; Tauxe C; Thomas R; Wu P-Y (2013) The Economic Impact of the UK Meeting & Event Industry. Meeting Professionals International.http://www.mpiweb.org/UKEIS/ReportFinal
  • Bowdin GAJ; McPherson G; Flinn J (2006) Identifying and analysing existing research undertaken in the events industry: a literature review for People 1st. London: People1st.http://caledonianblogs.net/ccpe/files/2009/09/Bowdin.pdf
  • Wood E; Blackwell R; Bowdin GAJ; Church I; Pearson C; Raj R; Tum J (2003) The National Survey of Small Tourism and Hospitality Firms. Leeds, UK: Centre for the Study of Small Tourism and Hospitality Firms and UK Centre for Events Management.