ICE2020 Conference (14-17 Apr 2020, Cape Town, South Africa)


Previously held in the UK, Asia and North America, and building on the success of previous ICE events, Cape Peninsula University of Technology is proudly hosting the 5th International Conference on Events, Making New Waves in Africa: Exploring New Frontiers in Festivals and Events, in Cape Town, South Africa on 14 to 17 April 2020. 

The aim of this international conference is to debate the way in which we see, think and undertake events management research, pedagogy, policy and practice. Acknowledging the growing international research in the events field, the organisers invite submissions from researchers, academics and industry experts who have an interest in events management. 

This four-day conference will encompass presentations, e-posters and workshops where participants will bring their expertise to create new waves of support for the future of events. Within the context of exploring new frontiers in festivals and events, this conference will examine a variety of contemporary global issues in events and festivals, combing academic discipline with professional practice. 

Key dates

  • Abstract submission: 30 September 2019

  • Confirmation of abstract acceptance: 25 November 2019

  • Full paper submission (optional): 3 February 2020

  • Early bird registration: 16 December 2019

For more information, please visit ICE2020 website at

IFT hosts the 3rd International Conference on Events (ICE 2015)


The Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) hosted the Making Waves in Macao: the 3rd International Conference on Events (ICE 2015) from 7 to 9 September 2015 with co-organiser Bournemouth University, United Kingdom. Following the success of and building upon the first International Conference on Events in Bournemouth and and the second in Sheffield, IFT is proud to host the conference this year. ICE2015 is one of the series of events celebrating the 20th anniversary of IFT.

During the opening session of the Conference, Dr. Fanny Vong, President of IFT and Caroline Jackson, Head of Department - Events & Leisure from Bournemouth University welcomed all the delegates, including 70 scholars and participants. It is hoped that a high level of quality, thought-provoking discussion and inspiration could be shared and exchanged.

The conference aims to examine a variety of contemporary issues in festivals and events. It aims to gather those interested in the exciting yet complex field of event studies and event management together to disseminate latest research, initiate collaborations and exchange ideas. Delegates from the academic community and from the industry come from 14 countries and regions. Keynote speakers include Cecilia Tse, Deputy Director of MGTO, Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer of MGM China Holdings Limited, Professor Leo Jago, University of Surrey, UK, Professor Brian King, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, among many others. The conference provides a platform for like-minded people where they meet everybody, network with everyone and enjoy the inspiring discussions of latest research in events. IFT from the Macao community can also learn from all the experts gathered here in this conference.

Through organising and participating in international conferences, ITRC of IFT plays a more active role in fostering research locally and internationally. Its collaboration with other universities helps bring attention to the most relevant issues about tourism related developments as well as benefit the tourism development of Macao in the long run.

Submission deadline for the 3rd International Conference on Events (ICE2015) draws near

IFT will be hosting the  3rd International Conference on Events (ICE2015), 7 to 9 September 2015, and is co-organized by ITRC-IFT and Bournemouth University (UK). Co-chaired by IFT events faculty member Ubaldino Couto and BU faculty member Julie Whitfield, ICE2015  will feature leading thinkers, practitioners, and scholars on events, events management, and events research.

Deadline for Abstract Submission for the ICE 2013 - 31st January 2013

Deadline for abstract submission is 31 January 2013

IFT as one of the co-organizers of the International Conference on Events which will be held during 3 to 5 July 2013 in Bournemouth University in the UK, would like to remind you the deadline for abstract submission for the conference is 31 January 2013. See you there!


For more information and updates, please visit the following sites.