I chose the event Nightclub & Bar Show – the website is ht tps://www.ncbshow.com
First, you will choose an event from the PPT list of international events provided in this Module. You may choose any one of the events listed.
Second, you will choose a country AND city in which to host the event from the list of countries provided in the Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands materials in this course. The country should be a place where the event has NEVER been held before and is not currently scheduled to be held in the future. This will compel you to use your head (rather than historical data) in writing your memo.
Also, you may NOT use the United States, Canada, or the UK as the host country for your event. Once you select your country, you will also need to select the city WITHIN the country that will host the event. Some important things to consider for your project: If you select a large expo but the city in the country that you’ve selected does not have a convention center, this will be difficult for you to execute. So do some research before selecting a city and country in order to see what facilities are needed for your event and where they can be found.
Also, you’ll need to ensure the event type is culturally appropriate for the country or region. For example, you would not host a wine expo in the Middle East. Please make sure the location culture fits the event. You will obviously need to do a lot of research for this project, so I strongly recommend selecting an event and a country that interests you! It is OK if you choose the same country or event as another student, as you will all be working independently. Remember that this project entails research, assessment of choices, strategic decision making, AND defense of those decisions. In other words, once you choose an event and a city/country, you’ll need to discuss in your paper what considerations (within each of the 10 topics listed above) are most important for your event. How will planners, vendors, attendees, etc. know where to go, what to do, how to behave, and so on? What critical information do they need to know for each of the 10 topics? Your memo should be a minimum of 2,500 words (which works out to be about 250 words per topic).
Also, you must include a minimum of 10 external sources (at least one for each topic), and they must be cited properly in APA format. You should not count your references in your word count. If you use a heading or a title page, you should not count that either. Succinctly, I’m looking for 2,500 words of original, substantive discussion from you. You can write as much as you wish. I’ve never deducted points from a student for going above and beyond the minimum, and I never will.
Your submission should be entered directly into the text field for the term project assignment in the Webcourse. I strongly recommend that you write your paper in MS Word, Google Docs, or some other word processor so that you can save your work as you go (the Webcourse won’t save your work until you actually submit). You can also use the word counter tool that comes as part of most word processors to make sure you meet the minimum length requirement.
Then, once you are finished, simply copy and paste your work from your word processor document into the text editor box for the assignment, and submit. Note: The text editor box does not often properly display images, tables, etc., so I would avoid using those kinds of elements in your memo. To reiterate, you will NOT be uploading a file to the Webcourse…you will be copying your memo into the text box and then submitting. As far as format, I don’t care what font you use (no wingdings please), or whether you double-space, or whether you include a title page (none of this will format properly in the text editor box anyway).
The only formatting particular that I do require (as noted above) is that your references must be in APA format. That means both the references themselves and your in-text citations (every reference should be cited at least once in-text).
Also, please be sure to proofread your work, as credit will be deducted for grammatical errors. Note: I don’t care about the “hanging indent” requirement for references in APA format…the text box won’t allow you to do that. But everything else about the reference formatting should be correct. IMPORTANT: Do not plagiarize. This assignment uses TurnItIn.com for originality verification. If you copy/paste from other sources, I will know it, and you will receive a zero.