About the Author
Philip Berners graduated with a degree in hospitality management from the University of West London where he later returned as a lecturer in events management. He is presently teaching events management and researching for his doctorate on the development of the events industry in a post-communist society: a case study of Poland.Philip spent ten years in Poland as an events consultant and founded an events training school in Warsaw. He also taught event management for Collegium Civitas University at the Palace of Culture and Science.Philip has organised every genre of event in the UK, Italy, Portugal and Poland; he was venue manager at the London Hippodrome, Camden Palace and Thorpe Park; and he has been the in-house event manager for corporations including the Daily Mail Group. His client portfolio includes the Queen, Prince Charles, Bon Jovi, Shania Twain, Jennifer Lopez, The BRIT Awards, MOBO Awards, The Publican newspaper, London Fashion Week, the British Red Cross, Xerox, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Formula 1, Panasonic, Max Power magazine, PC Zone magazine, Alternative Hair Show, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Schweppes and Diageo.Philip's qualifications are as follows: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hospitality Management; City and Guilds in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management; Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice; Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy; and he is about to commence his PhD.