Dr Vladimir Antchak

Position: Lecturer in Events Management

College: College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department: Hotel, Resort and Spa Management

Subject area: Events Management

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Programme Leader BA (Hons) in Events Management
Lecturer in Events Management

Teaching responsibilities

  • The Fundamentals of Event Studies
  • Event Design
  • Event Tourism
  • Festival Futures
  • Research Skills

Research interests

My research interests include event tourism, event portfolio design, place-making, major events and their contribution to competitive identity and destination capitals. In May 2016 I completed my PhD in tourism and events. The research project explored critical aspects of event portfolio programming in different urban contexts in New Zealand.


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

Recent publications

Antchak V, (2018) City rhythms and events. Annals of Tourism Research, 68, pp.52 54,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2017.11.006

Antchak, V., & Pernecky, T. (2017). Major events programming in a city: Comparing three approaches to portfolio design. Event Management, 21(5). https://doi.org/10.3727/152599517X15053272359013


Antchak, V. (2017). Portfolio of major events in Auckland: Characteristics, perspectives and issues. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events. https://doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2017.1312421


Recent conferences

  •  ATLAS Annual Conference, September, 2017, Viana do Castello, Portugal
  •  ATLAS Events Group Meeting, May,2016, Barcelona, Spain
  • AEME Annual Conference, July, 2016, Buxton, UK
  • ATLAS Annual Conference, October, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

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.

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