Staff profile

Dr Vladimir Antchak


Senior Lecturer in Event Management

Vladimir Antchak

Subject

Event Management

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism

Research centre

Visitor Economy Research Group

ORCiD ID

0000-0003-1395-4391

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

v.antchak@derby.ac.uk

About

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

  • Eventful Societies
  • Event Tourism
  • Ethnography of Festival Consumption

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

  • Event Design and Event Experience
  • Creative placemaking
  • Event Tourism 
  • Event Portfolio planning and management
  • Storytelling in business

Qualifications

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

Recent conferences

  • ATLAS Annual Conference, September 2021, Prague, Czech Republic;
  • ATLAS Annual Conference, September 2019, Girona, Spain;
  • Tourism Naturally Conference, June 2019, Buxton, UK;
  • 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 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.

Recent publications

Books

  • Ziakas, V., Antchak, V., & Getz, D. (2021) Crisis Management and Recovery for Events: Impacts and Strategies, Oxford, England: Goodfellow Publishers.
  • Antchak, V., & Ramsbottom, O. (2020). The Fundamentals of Event Design. Abingdon, England: Routledge.
  • Antchak, V., Ziakas, V., & Getz, D. (2019). Event Portfolio Management: Theory and Practice for Event Management and Tourism. Oxford, England: Goodfellow Publishers.

Book chapters

  • Gorchakova, V., & Antchak, V (2021). The Eventful Tourism City. In: Morrison, A., & Coca-Stefaniak, A. (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities.
  • Jones, S., & Antchak, V. (2019). Five Senses in Event Design In: Antchak, V., & Ramsbottom, O. The Fundamentals of Event Design. Abingdon, England: Routledge.
  • Vokacova, Z., & Antchak, V. (2019). Sector focused Approach to Business Events in Manchester In: Antchak, V., Ziakas, V., & Getz, D. Event Portfolio Management: Theory and Practice for Event Management and Tourism. Oxford, England: Goodfellow Publishers.

Journal articles

Book reviews