Meetings, Expositions, Events, and Conventions: An Introduction to the Industry acquaints students with the burgeoning field of event planning. Constructed with the Delphi method based on the opinions of experts and educators, the text is divided into the most up-to-date and relevant topics of the MEEC world.
A comprehensive overview of all aspects of the MEEC industry, the Fourth Edition is the ideal text with which to introduce newcomers to this broad field. The text features case studies and examples that help students relate the material to a future career in Event Planning, as well as major trends in this fast-growing field.
George G. Fenich, Ph.D., is a professor in the Hospitality Management Department at East Carolina University. Dr. Fenich worked in the hospitality industry for 15 years before joining academe. He teaches and researches in the area of conventions and meetings, has written over 60 academic articles, and has presented at over 150 conferences—including the International Council on Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Education, the Destination Marketing Association International, the Association for Convention Operations Management, the International Association of Assembly Managers, AHTMM in Istanbul, Taipei and Mauritius, the International Conference on Meetings & Events held in Shanghai China, and the Professional Convention Management Association. He is on the editorial board of six academic journals—including editor in chief for the Journal of Convention and Event Tourism. He has written books on meetings and events including the third edition of this text, Meetings, Expositions, Events, and Conventions published by Pearson in January of 2011, Planning and Management of Meetings, Expositions, Events, and Conventions published by Pearson in January of 2014, and Production and Logistics in Meetings, Expositions, Events, and Conventions, also published by Pearson in March of 2014. He is also the principal of the consulting firm Fenich & Associates LLC.
NEW! Over 55 new images visually enhance the text and make it more engaging to read including images of Sochi Olympics Russia, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Busch Stadium in St. Louis with the infield transformed for a reception, Trade Show booths and a show floor plan, seating plans, and many more!
NEW! Aligned to the Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards, explains the development of the occupational standards and provides a chart with all 12 Domains and 33 skills. A number of chapters are now aligned with these standards.
A Case Study of a real convention, including all phases of planning and follow-up, demonstrate how students can apply the text in their career.