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Conference, Stockholm Hall

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Conference and Events 

Term Two - 2016

Course Aims

This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the conference and events industry.


Conference and Events is a level 5 paper and forms part of the Diploma in Applied Travel and Tourism.

Learning outcomes

1. Design a branding image for a company

2. Prepare a conference portfolio following analysis of clients requirements

3. Process specific travel and accommodation requirements for conference and event delegates

4. Process the catering requirements

5. Design a themed Event

6. Establish objectives for a conference

7. Investigate venue selection

8. Generate Banquet Event Orders

Course staff

 Helen Geytenbeek

To contact Helen please email


Appointment times must be made either by email (directly) or through SAB administration staff.
Delivery Details

Class: D317 Tuesday 1pm - 3pm Thursday 10am-12pm

Course Participation

To ensure your success in this course, participation in all class sessions is highly recommended.

As a matter of courtesy please inform administrative staff and/or your lecturer prior to class if you are unable to attend. Some students eg. international students, may have contractural obligations regarding their attendance which we are required to provide to the relevant government agencies.

You must advise in writing by letter, or by using the form available from the SAB reception, if you intend to withdraw from the course.
Supporting Resources
Wikieducator - course wiki
Conference and Events- web blog


This paper has an intergrated assessment process. Whereby assessments are given in parts and will be handed in as such, they must be presented in a bound form at the end of the course. The assessments are based on the learning outcomes(above).

Assessment 1: Branding Image (Individual assessment)

Assessment 2: Conference portfolio with presentation (Group assessment)

Assessment 3: Plan, prepare and participation in themed Event and/or conference events - Manaaki Restaurant/stadium (Group assessment)

Note: Whenever you use ideas written by someone else in your assessments, you must acknowledge the source of this material. It is crucial that you understand the importance of respecting the intellectual property of other writers and researchers. All sources must be referenced using American Psychological Association (APA) format. If you do not acknowledge the material correctly, where international or otherwise, you are guilty of plagiarism which is considered a dishonest practice with disciplinary outcomes which range from losing part a percentage of your marks (or a resit) to failure of the paper. Tutorials to help with referencing and integrating academic literature into your work will be held near the beginning of the semester. You are expected to attend both training sessions. We encourage you to go to the Learning Centre should you require assistance with any aspect of referencing and/or academic writing.
put in link to Assessment and moderation policy AP900 and Plagiarism Policy AP607.00. (Polybase)
Assessment Integrity

Deadlines for assessment will be enforced and any late submissions will be penalised. Ten percent will be subtracted for each day the assignment is late.

Extensions will be granted in only two circumstances:
medical grounds (a medical certificate is required)
compassionate grounds

You must apply for an extension before the due date by filling in an extension form available from administration staff and then negotiating a date for submitting your assessment with the lecturer(s) concerned.
Course Award

The overall top student in this course will be recognised at an awards ceremony held prior to graduation in December. In some cases there are sponsored prizes for top students.