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A Review of Business Events Literature 



This paper aimed to review the literature and academic knowledge of business events from 2000 to 2000-2009 and to highlight research gaps

Key words

Business events; Meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE); Convention site selection; Convention destination image

Key findings 

  • A total of 177 articles on business events were reviewed
  • The key area of research in the first decade of the 21st Century was meeting planners, followed by suppliers, attendees and destinations
  • The most popular topics were evaluation of satisfaction with meetings and events, meeting planner site selection and the attendee decision-making process
  • The main gaps were the social and environmental impacts of business events, and incentive travel

Implications for Practice

This paper provides a good source of information for anyone interested in research in the business events area, and for policy-makers or practitioners who need to source facts and figures on business events research.


Publication details


Publication Title:


A Review of Business Events Literature

Full Publication Reference:

Mair, J. (2012). A Review of Business Events Literature. Event Management 16, pp. 133–141

Publication Author or Authors:

Judith Mair

Proposed by


Dr Judith Mair


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Senior Lecturer


University of Queensland