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  • 1. Significance of University events in local business tourism Eva Martín and Jordi Sardà 6th ATLAS Business Tourism Meeting Liverpool, 23rd November 2009
  • 2. Outline •Introduction •Business tourism in Lleida •Data collection method •Events organized by University of Lleida (UdL) •Comparison between University of Lleida (UdL) events and city events •Conclusions
  • 3. University Events Academic and scientific events (workshops, conferences, symposia and scientific meetings)
  • 4. Hypothesis University events contribute to develop local business tourism
  • 5. Lleida
  • 6. Population 127,314 inhabitants 15.22 % foreigners
  • 7. Economy activity Service sector 70% employment Industry sector 13% employment Construction 11.3% employment Agriculture in the city is very low
  • 8. Tourism in Lleida Urban Tourism •Culture (events, monuments, museums) •Gastronomy •Business
  • 9. Tourism in Lleida Urban Tourism •Culture (events, monuments, museums) •Gastronomy •Business
  • 10. Tourism in Lleida “it’s the second catalan city on significance, following Barcelona, in business tourism” — Àngel Ros, major of Lleida
  • 11. Hotel capacity 15 Hotels 5 stars (1) 4 stars (6) 3 stars (4) 2,062 Beds 1,032 Rooms
  • 12. Infrastructure Fair of Lleida Auditorium Theaters Conference rooms in hotels University
  • 13. Convention Centre “time ago, cities uniqueness was having a conference hall, nowadays the different ones at those don’t have it” — Jon Ortuzar, Spanish Convention Centre Assotiation
  • 14. Convention centre Opening on 2nd December 2009 Close to the rail station and to the fair Conference rooms (1000; 400; 200 and 35)
  • 15. Business Tourism in Lleida Progress in hosted events Source: Turisme de Lleida Progress in hosted events increases
  • 16. Business Tourism in Lleida Progress in event attendance Source: Turisme de Lleida Progress in event attendance increases
  • 17. Business Tourism in Lleida Progress in expenses per day Source: Turisme de Lleida Expenses per day increases
  • 18. Business Tourism in Lleida Economic Impact Source: Turisme de Lleida Economic impact increases
  • 19. Business Tourism in Lleida Progress in event duration Source: Turisme de Lleida Event duration decreases
  • 20. Business Tourism in Lleida Attendants per event 400 300 305 278 265 251 240 200 217 152 142 100 129 117 109 101 0 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Ratio attendants/event decreases
  • 21. University of Lleida (UdL) • Small size university • About 8,000 students in seven faculties and three affiliated centers
  • 22. University of Lleida Rectorat Campus de Cappont ETSEA Ciències Salut (meeting rooms, auditorium, classrooms, conference room) Maximum capacity 2 x 300 people
  • 23. Events Attract people from all over Catalonia, Spain and the entire globe They will later spend and consume in the city and bring in economic profits
  • 24. Social Benefits Good reputation (institution and destination) Contribute to enlarge global knowledge Bring new influx of tourist for professional reasons
  • 25. Data collection A questionaire to organizers Initial sample: 98 events
  • 26. Sample 6 events outside organization 3 events did not answer 2 videoconference 32 events have only attendants from the city Analyzed: 55 events
  • 27. Sample Only 3.2% of event organizers declined to provide the attendance origin, the revenues and the expenses The rest provide all the information
  • 28. University of Lleida Event expenses are covered by: Registration fees Constributions from private companies Public funding
  • 29. Events income 18% Registration fee 52% Private funding 30% Public funding
  • 30. Classification by field • Health and Medicine • Technology • Language and Literature • Social Sciences, Law, Economics and Education
  • 31. Health and Medicine 27.3% total events Mostly national attendants Funding by private companies Small news coverage from non-specialized media
  • 32. Social Sciences, Economics, Law and Educational 47.3 % total events Mostly from the Region High impact in local media Short duration
  • 33. Technology 18.2 % total events Mostly international attendants Small coverage from non-specialized media
  • 34. Language and Literature 7.3% total events Few attendants Various origins Local media medium coverage
  • 35. Main period Autum and Spring November, October, March, April and May (76.36%)
  • 36. Media coverage 4% 14% Social Sc., Law, Education, Economics Health and Medicine Technology 22% Language and Literature 59%
  • 37. Duration UdL events Field 2006 2007 Social Sc., Law, Education & Economics 1.70 1.47 Health and Medicine 1.69 2.00 Technological 3.00 1.83 Language and Literature - 2.00 Total 1.93 1.80
  • 38. Attendants Field 2006 2007 Social Sc., Law, Education & Economics 107 95 Health and Medicine 188 186 Technological 167 114 Language and Literature - 77 Total 147 116 Ratio attendant/event decrease
  • 39. Economic Impact UdL Events Lleida Events Year 2006 2.5 M€ 14 M€ Year 2007 2.7 M€ 17 M€
  • 40. Economic Impact Input-Output Methodology Input-Output Table Several studies with this methodology
  • 41. Attendants origin comparison Origin attendants UdL Lleida Spain 90.8% 85.4% Foreigners 9.2% 14.6%
  • 42. Summary UdL events last longer (35%) that city events Average attendance in city events lower than university events Similar origins of attendants
  • 43. Hypothesis University events contribute to develop Texto local business tourism
  • 44. Conclusions Events organized directly by UdL represent: • 10% of total events in the city • 11-14% of total attendants at meetings in Lleida • 16-18% economic impact of business tourism • Duration 35% longer
  • 45. Conclusions Economic impact is higher: • UdL events duration on average is longer than the Lleida events • Attendance in UdL events higher on average than attendance in Lleida events
  • 46. Conclusions This paper may serve as a decision tool for local governments to decide to invest or not to invest in events organized by UdL It can also help UdL priorize events to achieve desired goals: media coverage, worldwide projection, ROI
  • 47. Significance of university events in local business tourism Thank you very much eva@estiu.udl.cat
  • 48. Future works Comparison with other activities Analyse other activities in Lleida If tourists come back with friends or family