Staff profile

Dr Vladimir Antchak


Senior Lecturer in Applied Management

Vladimir Antchak

Subject

Events Management

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism

Research centre

Visitor Economy Research Group

Campus

Buxton Campus

Email

v.antchak@derby.ac.uk

About

I am Senior Lecturer in Applied Management in the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism.

I have over ten years of experience in event management and destination promotion, including organisation of business forums and conferences, cultural exhibitions, international business visits and presentations. The geography of completed projects includes Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, North-West regions of Russia, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Some events were initiated or supported by international organisations such as UNDP, OECD and the European Commission. The transition from business sector to Higher Education provided me with an excellent opportunity to integrate practical knowledge into learning activities and to develop effective learning environment to guide and support students.

Teaching responsibilities

I support the principles of soft system methodology. It is an action-oriented process of exploration of a problematic situation and taking actions to improve it. I construct lectures and practical tutorials around real-life industry challenges. I try to find a balance between researching, which informs my teaching, and teaching, which provides me with a chance to test some of the research hypotheses, while involving students in the process of exploration and critical analysis.

Research interests

My four main areas of research interest include event portfolio management, event tourism, sustainable placemaking and event design. I am also developing a new line of research focusing on strategic storytelling in leisure studies. Storytelling is one of the trending approaches in business today, which revolves around the idea of designing brands or entire businesses around an interesting and captivating story. 

Qualifications

PhD in Tourism and Events (AUT University, New Zealand)

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I have over ten years of experience in events management, including organisation of business workshops, conferences, cultural exhibitions, international business visits and presentations.

The geography of completed projects includes Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, North-West regions of Russia, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Some events were initiated or supported by international organisations such as UNDP, OECD and European Commission.

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