Özlem Küçükakça

Institute of Business Studies, Szent Istvan University, H-2100 Gödöllö, Pater Karoly utca 1, Hungary
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/itema.2018.702

2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture – ITEMA 2018 – Graz, Austria, November 8, 2018, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-13-4

Abstract

The number and variety of events have increased significantly in recent years. People, who want to participate in events, are able to find a wide opportunity to select the events regarding their preferences, tastes and interests.  On the other hand, growth in event industry causes negative and positive impacts on local community, visitors and environment. Events are the organizations to influence a huge number of people about political, economic, environmental, cultural issues and particularly raise awareness and create sensitivity in specific issues and influence their lifestyle. To provide an effective impact on local community and educate them with the aim of events, smart sustainable event design is needed and plays crucial role. Therefore, it is important that organizers should improve sustainable design in event planning process which considers people, planet and to reduce negative impacts for sustainable development. This paper reviews the available literature on events and sociocultural and economic sustainability and to provide context. The purpose of this paper is to understand why sustainability should be implemented into events. This study explores the impacts of sociocultural and economic aspects in events that could promote sustainability.

Key words

Sociocultural sustainability, economic sustainability, local community, events


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