Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines

September 17 - 19, 2020

Organizing Party:

 Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Far Eastern University


Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines

September 17 - 19, 2020


I am delighted to welcome you to this APIEM conference. The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers, scholars and event professionals to share up-to-date research and best practices in the subject discipline of events/MICE. Through the presentations, debates and discussions that take place your knowledge and understanding of the events/MICE industry will be considerably enhanced and will enable you to take some of the ideas generated into your work place.


This conference is just one of a number of events that APIEM is organising in 2020 and I hope that you will have the opportunity to join with us at another event that we are organising in the Asia Pacific region. Each event has a distinct theme and they have all been designed to contribute to the professionalisation of the events/MICE industry. All the papers that are presented at our events will be published (subject to the approval of journal`s editorial board) and as such will develop further the subject body of knowledge in events/MICE.


Many thanks for registering to attend this APIEM event and best wishes for your successful and enjoyable participation.

Professor David Hind


Asia Pacific Institute for Events Management

Conference Aims


Over the last 10 years events/MICE management has emerged as a new academic subject discipline that is included in the curricula of universities, polytechnics and colleges throughout Asia Pacific. To support the teaching of events/MICE management faculty are required and encouraged to undertake research to develop further the body of knowledge in this emerging subject discipline. 


This conference will provide an opportunity for scholars and industry professionals to meet, to share their contemporary research findings and to have their papers published. The `state of the art` research that will be the focus of this conference will contribute to the emerging body of knowledge on the events/MICE industry, its development and management in Asia Pacific. 


The aims of this international, scientific, research conference are to provide a forum for scholars and industry professionals to:


•  share their contemporary research findings with peers and to examine the importance of these research findings for the management and development of the events/MICE industry in Asia Pacific

• create an opportunity for critical discussion of the key contemporary issues and themes that emerge from the research papers

• enable delegates to network and establish academic, industry and research collaborations of mutual interest and benefit

• publish contemporary knowledge in the events/MICE management subject discipline so that it can be used to inform the development and content of events/MICE management undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs of the future


Through this conference delegates will examine the current `state of the art` research that is being undertaken in Asia Pacific within the subject discipline of events/MICE management and will be given insights into developments in:


• events/MICE management theory

• events/MICE management research methods

• events/MICE management empirical case studies


Conference papers on the following themes will be welcomed for review by the scientific committee:

  • Arts and cultural events

  • Corporate and business events

  • Designing creative events

  • Destination management of events/MICE

  • Development of the events/MICE industry

  • Economic, social and environmental impacts of events

  • Entertainment events, music, performances and shows

  • Events managers and entrepreneurship

  • Events/MICE marketing

  • Events planning and production

  • Events policy from a government perspective – local, regional or national

  • Event project management

  • Family events, funerals, parties and weddings

  • Human resource management for events/MICE

  • Incentive travel and destination development

  • Lessons and legacies of mega-events

  • Meetings, conferences and exhibitions

  • Political events, inauguration ceremonies, military events and protests 

  • Religious celebrations, ceremonies and events

  • Sports events, regionally, nationally and internationally

  • Strategic planning for the events/MICE industry

  • Sustainability of events

  • Volunteers and events/MICE management


Abstract proposals to be emailed to

Scientific Committee

Reviewers for the scientific committee will be drawn from the APIEM Journal Editorial Board and from the Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines.

Conference Publications

The Asia Pacific International Events Management Journal, ISSN 2597-9574 will publish conference papers as special editions - depending on the themes of the papers. In addition, selected papers will be eligible for publishing in the International Research Journal of Business Studies (IRJBS), ISSN 2338-4565 a peer reviewed scientific journal published by Prasetiya Mulya Publishing, Indonesia. IRJBS is indexed in DOAJ, EBSCO and the Asian Citation Index (ACI).

In addition, it may also be that a selection of papers is published as an e-book.



Guidelines for Authors

Detailed guidelines for the writing of papers to be submitted for an APIEM conference can be found on this website.  
Papers should be between 4 – 8 pages in length, fully referenced using the APA system

Conference Venue

The venue for the conference will be the Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines.






Submission of Manuscripts


Paper presenters will submit their manuscripts as word documents to the scientific committee for review through


Who Should Attend


The following delegates will find the conference of benefit:


• Academic researchers and faculty/lecturers who research and teach in the fields of events management, MICE, hospitality, leisure and tourism with an interest in the Asia Pacific events/MICE industry 

• Postgraduate and PhD scholars who are studying programs in events management/MICE

• Events/MICE management professionals who work for public and private sector organisations that are involved with the management and development of the events/MICE industry

Conference Venue

The venue for the conference will be the Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines.


Duration of the Conference

The conference will have two business days, 17 & 18 September 2020 followed by an optional sightseeing program in Manila for delegates on 19 September 2020.

Conference Organizers

The conference organisers will be APIEM Events Management Services and the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines.