Staff profile

Dr Vladimir Antchak

Senior Lecturer in Event Management

Vladimir Antchak


Event Management


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism

Research centre

Visitor Economy Research Group




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am Senior Lecturer in Event Management at the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism. My research interests include event tourism, event portfolio design, placemaking, strategic storytelling and cultural anthropology. 

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


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I have over ten years of experience in events management, including the 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 (United Nations Development Programme), OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and 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.

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