Event management is a rapidly growing field within the service sector, not only for its recreational qualities but also for its power of communication. The great strength of this business sector is that a well-organized event is capable of satisfying guests and participants on multiple levels. In reality, many public events fail due to poor planning and execution. Where planning is good, execution becomes a problem. In some other cases, where both are well executed, event managers are confronted with the shock of unforeseen circumstances which gives rise to logistics problems. This workshop is designed for those who have a role in, or the opportunity to play a part in organizing events. It will provide an initial all-round grounding in managing a successful event.