University of Technology Sydney
Associate Professor Carmel Foley is the director of event management programs in the Business School, University of Technology Sydney and a Research Associate of the Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM).
Carmel’s research projects have included triple bottom line event evaluation for the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre, evaluation of the Parkes Elvis Festival for Parkes Shire Council, the series of Beyond Tourism Benefits studies for Business Events Sydney, economic and social value of live music venues for Sydney Entertainment Centre, expenditure studies for Business Events Sydney, and conference legacy projects for Seoul Convention Bureau, Tourism Toronto and Durban KwaZulu-Natal.
Associate Professor Foley is the co-author of The Power of Conferences, Stories of serendipity, Innovation and Driving Social Change. Carmel with her colleague Associate Professor Deborah Edwards is currently collaborating with the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) on the Event Case Study Program, an international project that is redefining the value proposition of the global business events industry. With a focus on Sydney’s newest venue the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) she and her research partner Deborah have documented the benefits and impacts that arise from the sustainable and inclusive practices adopted by a convention centre in the Feeding Your Performance case study.