International Journal of Event and Festival Management: Volume 3 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: Events and festivals in Asia and MENA region

Guest Editors: Dr Karin Weber, Dr Jane AliKnight

Events and festivals in Asia and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region: Opportunities and challenges

Karin Weber, Jane Ali‐Knight

This editorial aims to provide a brief overview of recent developments in the events industry in general, and in Asia and the MENA region in particular. The discussion forms a…


Festivals and events in emergent economies: A sea change, and for whom?

Calvin Jones

This paper aims to briefly consider the socio‐political and economic ramifications of mega event hosting in emergent economies.


Athletes' event experiences of the XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India

Eric W. MacIntosh, Lesley Nicol

This paper aims to examine one primary stakeholder (i.e. athletes) and how they experienced the mega‐sport event environment of the XIX Commonwealth Games in the developing nation…


Strategic creation of experiences at Shanghai World Expo: a practice of communification

Emma Björner, Per Olof Berg

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to our understanding of the underlying rationale for why companies participate in mega‐events in general, and in mega‐events in emerging…


Mega event and destination brand: 2010 Shanghai Expo

Larry Yu, Chunlei Wang, Joohwan Seo

The purpose of this study is to analyze Chinese tourists' perceptions toward the 2010 World Expo and the impact of a mega event on the host city and visitor satisfaction.


Comparative research of motivations across different festival products

Medet Yolal, Eunju Woo, Fatmagul Cetinel, Muzaffer Uysal

The study has three objectives. The first objective of this paper is to investigate the underlying dimensions of motivation for attending an international festival in Turkey and…


Exploring the driving factors behind the event strategy in Qatar: A case study of the 15th Asian Games

Hiba Khodr

The purpose of this paper is to identify the main driving factors behind the recent increase in the event market size in Qatar from a public policy perspective. It reports on a…


Policy pragmatism: Qatar and the global events circuit

Malcolm Foley, David McGillivray, Gayle McPherson

The paper aims to give an interesting insight into the rise in event bidding and delivery of sports mega‐events from Qatar and the Middle East. This paper seeks to examine the…

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