Who Are We?

The International Institute of Live Events came into formation in 2018 with a vision and mission to incapsulate education with the commercial world of live events. Accomplished academics who have published extensively within the field of live events management. They have an unprecedented and accumulative experience as practitioners in education and live events that spans 65 years.


With this collective knowledge the institution will be delivering online courses in the Live events management and production, with a range of other courses to follow.

Incase you're new around here... we will focus on 4 things, mainly:

Section 1 Event Industry News. The event industry is changing everyday and we will be sharing only the most impactful news.

Section 2 Event Case Studies. Events have major impacts in society and the economy. Read this section to gain insights to events that have had the biggest impacts. 

Section 3 Teach. This section is here to give you tips on all areas of the event industry straight from the creators of the International Institute of Live Events.

Section 4 Guiding, Coaching, and Mentoring. To accompany the online courses academic and industry professionals will give support through coaching and mentoring.

However this Manifesto is going to be bit different...

We set out with a vision to 

  • provide a quality online courses built by academics and industry professionals. 
  • a place for event professionals to access quick and relevant information. 
  • share mini lessons on the best practices and experiences by event profs. 
  • give our students access to real world experience through our extensive volunteering opportunities.
  • hold seminars and workshops with industry leaders around the world.
So who are we?

Paul Walters 

Paul Walters has an employment history that spans over 25 years within the area of music management, exhibition design/build, management of major outdoor music festivals, project management, touring theatre management, film production, sponsorship/marketing and assessing risk at major sporting events at an international and national level.

Paul’s area of proficiency over the past ten years has enabled him to be instrumental in developing Event Management courses at degree and master’s level. Over that period, he secured the position of programme leader at 4 UK universities and teaching the same subject over a period of 5 year at 5 European universities. They include ANGELL Business School in Germany, Ecole de Management de Normandie institute in Paris, France, IMI University Centre Switzerland, Breda University of Applied Sciences, and University of Northern Denmark.

Paul also recently taught at the Guangdong Industry Technical College in China to undergraduate event management students. He is a published author within the field of event management with several publishers.

After ten years at Manchester Metropolitan University lecturing within the area of Events Management at undergraduate and master’s level. This wealth of knowledge and experience enabled him to take up an Associate Dean position at Backstage Academy in Wakefield from 2015 - 2018. He had responsibility for all taught programmes at foundation and degree level. Paul also had responsibility for course leadership for the BA (Hons) Live Event Production course.

Paul is an active event professional who enjoys working on live music events throughout the UK and Europe.

View Paul's Linkedin profile

Vikesh Sitpura

Vikesh is a Live Events Production graduate. He has been working in the events industry for the past 6 years in various freelance and full-time positions. 

After graduating from University with a BA (Hons) Live Events Production in 2018, he began a role at Alton Towers Resort as an Entertainment Technician, this role embedded the key principle of developing exciting, innovative and memorable spectator experiences. Whilst completing his degree he launched his own events company which offers music event services across the UK. Since its launch in 2018 he has delivered over 30 events in England and Wales with 5000+ attendees and featured a range of DJ’s and Artists.

As a freelancer working in the events industry, he has worked in various roles such as lighting technician, video operator/editor, artist liaison, stage crew accreditation and more for festivals and corporate events around the UK. 

Advancing his career, he began working at an Educational Technology provider and is now a Marketing Director and Event Manager. He has taken the lead in all digital and print marketing campaigns and as well as planning and delivering exhibitions and events in locations across the UK and Europe. 

View Vikesh's Linkedin profile

Guiding, Coaching, and Mentoring.

We are so close on announcing our first course we can't wait to share it with you! Here is a sneak peak!
How do you keep your target market engaged with your event?

Once you have found the target market for your event you need to communicate with them and keep them engaged with your event. Watch the video below on how you can do this!

Watch the video by clicking the image below!

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warm regards,

International Institute of Live Events 
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