International Journal of Event and Festival Management: Volume 14 Issue 1


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The sustainable transformation of business events: sociodemographic variables as determinants of attitudes towards sustainable academic conferences

José António C. Santos, Manuel Ángel Fernández-Gámez, Antonio Guevara-Plaza, Margarida Custódio Santos, Maria Helena Pestana

This study aimed to assess whether sociodemographic variables explain significant differences in attitudes towards transforming academic conferences into more sustainable events.


The festival customer experience: a conceptual framework

Jovan Velroy Fernandes, Ewa Krolikowska

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the conceptualisation of the festival customer experience by proposing a new framework based on three interrelated concepts: event…


“Work it, work it non-stop” – Event industry employees' unconscious application of the Five Ways to Wellbeing

Raphaela Stadler, Trudie Walters, Allan Stewart Jepson

This paper explores mental wellbeing in the events industry. We argue that mental wellbeing is often difficult to achieve in the stressful and deadline-driven events industry, and…


Advances in event management using new technologies and mobile applications

Raquel García Revilla, Olga Martinez Moure, Carmen Sarah Einsle

In this work, the authors present a review of mobile applications for event management available for smartphones with the iOS operating system. The objective of the work is to…

The impact of COVID-19 on regional event attendees' attitudes: a survey during and after COVID-19 lockdowns

Reyhane Hooshmand, Billy Sung, Kym Jefferies, Rob Jefferies, Joanna Lin

The current research presents a case study on how COVID-19 has influenced event attendees' attitudes toward safety procedures, venue capacity, purchasing tickets in advance, type…

Why do self-identity and efficacy matter for enjoying participation in charity sports events? The role of the warm glow feeling

Watchara Chiengkul, Patcharaporn Mahasuweerachai, Chompoonut Suttikun

Charity sports events have emerged as a major, beneficial social phenomenon to be encouraged. In this study, the authors aim to examine the relationships among personal norms…

Socio-economic effects of trade fairs on host cities from a citizens' perspective: The case of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dimitris Kourkouridis, Yannis Frangopoulos, Nikolaos Kapitsinis

Trade fairs have crucial socio-economic, cultural and political impacts. This paper aims to explore these multi-faceted effects at the local level from a citizens' perspective.

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