For the first issue of Management section we have decided to focus on event management and reflect upon the multiplicity of approaches in the field. Professional, business, family celebrations and gatherings are all essential part of human activities and at the same time they are incorporated in the travel/tourism industries, encouraging the emergence of specific products and services. Some professionals call for a new discipline of eventology to highlight general, anthropological issues in event management. Others concentrate on practical issues of event management: what has to be done to organise an event smoothly and successfully. Conferences and fairs are discussed as an important and profitable sector of tourism, but some experts believe the importance of meetings face-to-face and business trips will be significantly reduced in the near future due to technological advances in communications.