Executive Certificate in Event Management - HKU SPACE: Hospitality, Tourism & Events courses
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Executive Certificate in Event Management

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
2 months
English supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
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Deadline on 16 Oct 2020 (Fri)
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As Asia's events capital and leading meetings and convention destination, Hong Kong plays host to a fascinating array of exciting events. The event industry is one of the fastest growing service sectors in both Hong Kong and globally. Businesses have been investing more in events to engage more customers, and hence increasing the demand for well-qualified event professionals.

Combining the study of events with management theory, a special feature of this programmme is the opportunity to learn how events are run from our guest speakers who have the wealth of practitioner experience in the event industry.

The course will give students fundamental aspects of organizing an event, particularly from a commercial perspective. Key concepts will be illustrated via lectures, supplemented by case studies from guest speakers on real-life situations such as:

  • Events as an effective marketing channel
  • Merging the digital and real-world experience in incentive travel programmes
  • Pain points in managing live events
  • Getting an influencer for destination marketing
  • Tips of running international conferences in overseas destinations
  • “Festivalisation” in corporate events
  •  Making your virtual event a success

Upon satisfactory completion of the programme including submission of the group presentation, students will be awarded “Executive Certificate in Event Management” within the HKU System through HKU SPACE.

Teacher profile


Mr Alan CHAN

  • Tourism & Hospitality Consultant & Trainer
  • MICE Events Manager
  • Incentive Travel Planner
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Travel-writer and Radio Programme Co-host


  • Global Event Management
  • WOW Incentive Travel Planner
  • International Tourism Marketing

Selected Experiences

  • Event Specialist | Expertise in organizing incentive travel, special events and corporate events in Hong Kong and overseas destinations
  • Tourism Professional | Founded New Markets of the Hong Kong Tourism Board for a diverse visitor portfolio and enhanced Hong Kong’s market penetration in select global markets leveraging event marketing 
  • Public Speaker | Invited by the RTHK radio programmes of “Travel Paradise” and “Learning Adventures” to share topics on experiential travel

Previous Guest Speakers including:

  • Hon CSR Advisor | The Association of National Tourist Office Representatives (Hong Kong)
  • Director | Brand USA
  • Executive Director | Creative Trend
  • Managing Director | Eighty20 Marketing
  • Sales Manager | ‎Guam Visitors Bureau Hong Kong Representative Office
  • Director | Hawaii Tourism Hong Kong
  • Organiser | Hong Kong’s First Space-Out Competition
  • Ex-Regional Director, South & Southeast Asia | Hong Kong Tourism Board
  • Director | Liberty International Tourism Group
  • PR & Communication Professional (Apparel & Fashion)
  • Manager, Operations | Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong
  • Manager, Sales & Distribution (Overseas &MICE) |Ngong Ping 360
  • Presenter and Producer | Radio Television Hong Kong
  • Founder | Social Enterprise the JEM Group
  • Former Greater China Manager | VisitBritain


Invite guest speakers to share their experiences in the industries

Application Code 1850-EP092A Apply Online Now
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Event Management

  1. Scoping the Global Event Industry
  2. Creative Event Conceptualization
  3. Strategic Event Planning  
  4. Event Staging
  5. Event Closing
  6. Events and Digital Media
  7. Impacts of Events
  8. Trends and Issues in the Event Industry

Tentative Time Table

Session Date Time
1 22-Oct-20 (Thu) 7:00 - 10:00pm
2 29-Oct-20 (Thu) 7:00 - 10:00pm
3 05-Nov-20 (Thu) 7:00 - 10:00pm
4 12-Nov-20 (Thu) 7:00 - 10:00pm
5 19-Nov-20 (Thu) 7:00 - 10:00pm
6 26-Nov-20 (Thu) 7:00 - 10:00pm
7 03-Dec-20 (Thu) 7:00 - 10:00pm
8 10-Dec-20 (Thu) 7:00 - 10:00pm
9 17-Dec-20 (Thu) 7:00 - 10:00pm
10 23-Dec-20 (Wed) 7:00 - 10:00pm

The programme team reserves the right to change the above timetable if necessary.

The course is subjects to sufficient enrolment.


Applicants shall hold:

(i.) a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized university or equivalent; or

(ii.) an Associate Degree / a Higher Diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of work experience; or

(iii) relevant professional qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications and substantial senior level work experience will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$7000

Online Application Apply Now

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Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.

    *Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”.

    *HKU SPACE MasterCard cardholders who wish to enjoy 10-month interest free instalment scheme must pay  their tuition fees in person at any our HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:


In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

A. In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.
B. Online

Selected programmes offer online continuing enrolment service. Programme staff will inform students if they offer this service and offer further enrolment details.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


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The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS  or WeChat Pay

Coourse fees can be paid by cash, EPS or WeChat Pay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services for details.


  • For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, WeChat Pay, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For additional certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.