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Event Management Industry Research Guide

This is a guide to researching the Event Management Industry, sometimes called the MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention, and Exposition) Industry.

Print Books

Print books relating to the Event Management Industry are generally found in the following call number ranges:

General, special events, meetings


General, event tourism


General, event planning

GT3403 - GT3406

Meeting planning, event planning

HF5718 - HF5735, especially HF5734.5

Trade shows, expositions

T391 - T396

Conventions, conferences

TX911.2 - TX911.3


It is often a good idea to begin your research in the following types of references sources, which are designed to be consulted for topic overview or for authoritative information. In many cases, they contain vital information that cannot be found anywhere else.

All of the following books can be found in the Rosen Library reference section.  These books cannot be checked out, so plan to make notes or to photocopy the sections you may need.  A  star  denotes the most commonly used resources.

 TitleCall Number
 bullet Association Meeting & Event Planners Rosen REF AS6 .A8
star Convention Industry Council Manual Rosen REF AS6 .C66
 bullet Corporate Meeting & Event Planners Rosen REF HD2743 .C62
star Creative Meeting Planners Guide (by OOCCVB) Rosen REF T397 .O7 M4 2008-09
star Directory of North Am. Fairs, Festivals, & Expositions Rosen REF T391 .D57 2005
 bullet Encyclopedia of World's Fairs & Expositions Rosen REF T395 .F56 2008
star Event Tourism: Critical Concepts in Tourism (4 volumes) Rosen REF G155.A1 E93 2010
 bullet International Association Meetings Market Rosen REF AS6.I58 2007
 bullet Meetings and Conventions: A Planning Guide Rosen REF AS6 .M24 2006
star Trade Shows Worldwide Rosen REF T394 .T717
star Tradeshow Week 200 Rosen REF T394 .T722
star Tradeshow Week Major Exhibit Hall Directory Rosen REF T391 .T73 2008
 bullet Traditional Festivals: A Multicultural Encycl. Rosen REF GT3925 .R69 2005
star Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook Rosen REF G155.U6 T74
star U.S. Domestic Business and Convention Travel Rosen REF G156.5 .B86 U84 2006

If you need more assistance in locating or using appropriate reference sources, Ask a Rosen Librarian.

New Books - Event Management