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Hospitality Research: Meeting, Incentive, Convention, & Exposition (MICE) Industry

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Tim Bottorff
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This guide is designed to help you begin researching the meeting, incentive, convention, and exposition industries, often collectively referred to as the MICE industry. For more assistance, please Ask a Rosen Librarian.

A printable version of this guide is also available:
 MICE PDF (36 KB).

Finding Books

Reference Sources
It is often a good idea to begin your research in the following types of sources, which are designed to be consulted for topic overview or for authoritative information. In many cases, they contain vital information that cannot be found anywhere else. A Core Resource denotes a core resource.

Title Call Number
gold ball Association Meeting & Event Planners Rosen REF AS6 .A8
gold ball Cavalcade of Acts & Attractions Rosen REF PN2289 .C35 2005
Core Resource Center for Exhibition Industry Research Annual Index Rosen REF T396 .E944
Core Resource Convention Industry Council Manual Rosen REF AS6 .C66
gold ball Corporate Meeting & Event Planners Rosen REF HD2743 .C62
Core Resource Creative Meeting Planners Guide (by OOCCVB) Rosen REF T397 .O7 M4 2008-09
gold ball CVB Compensation & Benefits Survey Rosen REF HD4966.T642 T856 2005
gold ball CVB Organizational & Financial Profile Rosen REF TX901 .T856 2005
gold ball Directory of North Am. Fairs, Festivals and Expositions Rosen REF T391 .D57 2005
gold ball Encyclopedia of World's Fairs & Expositions Rosen REF T395 .F56 2008
gold ball Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: An Encylopedia Rosen REF TX731 .E5824 2008
gold ball Event Solutions Black Book Rosen REF GT3406 .U6 E94 2006
Core Resource Event Tourism: Critical Concepts in Tourism (4 volumes) Rosen REF G155.A1 E93 2010
gold ball International Association Meetings Market Rosen REF AS6.I58 2007
gold ball Meetings and Conventions: A Planning Guide Rosen REF AS6 .M24 2006
gold ball Sage Handbook of Hospitality Management Rosen REF TX911.3.M27 S14 2008
gold ball Tourism Works for America Rosen REF G155 .A2 U52
Core Resource Trade Shows Worldwide: An International Directory of Events, Facilities, and Suppliers Rosen REF T394 .T717
Core Resource Tradeshow Week 200 Rosen REF T394 .T722
gold ball Tradeshow Week Buyer's Guide Rosen REF AS6 .T69 2005
gold ball Tradeshow Week Data Book Rosen REF T394 .T725 2005
Core Resource Tradeshow Week Major Exhibit Hall Directory Rosen REF T391 .T73 2008
Core Resource Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook Rosen REF G155.U6 T74
gold ball Trends in the Conference Center Industry Rosen REF TX911.2 .T74
Core Resource U.S. Domestic Business & Convention Travel Rosen REF G156.5 .B86 U84 2006

The above list is not comprehensive, and certain MICE topics may be covered in sources listed on the Rosen Research Guides on the Lodging Industry, on the Travel & Tourism Industry, or on Statistics/Demographics.

Circulating books relating to the MICE industry are generally found in the following call number ranges:

  • AS6s (general, special events, meetings)
  • G155s (general, event tourism)
  • GT3403 - GT3406 (general, event planning)
  • HF5718 - HF5735, especially HF5734.5 (meeting planning, event planning)
  • T391 - T396 (trade shows, expositions)
  • TX911.2 - TX911.3 (conventions, conferences)

For more information about the location of books, consult the library catalog.

Library Catalog
Through the UCF Library Catalog, you can locate books, journals, audiovisuals, government documents, and other types of materials.  You can search the catalog by Keyword, Author, Title, Subject, and many other ways.

For assistance with searching the UCF Library Catalog, see the Rosen Research Guide on Finding Books, or Ask a Rosen Librarian.

Finding Articles

Browsing Periodicals
The following periodicals are available in print in the library and may contain helpful information about the MICE industry. General hospitality/tourism periodicals may also have relevant material on the industry. To find articles on a specific topic, you may need to use one of our databases. A Grad Cap denotes a scholarly (peer-reviewed) source.

gold ball  BizBash Florida Grad Cap Journal of Convention & Event Tourism
gold ball Convene gold ball Meeting News
gold ball Convention South gold ball Meetings & Conventions
gold ball Corporate & Incentive Travel gold ball Meetings South
gold ball Event Management gold ball Plan Your Meetings
gold ball Event Solutions gold ball Successful Meetings
gold ball Expo gold ball Venue Safety & Security
gold ball Incentive

To find articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers about your topic, you may need to use one of UCF's many databases. (Note: if you are off campus, click here to find out how to access library databases using your UCF ID card.)

To find databases that are typically most useful for the study of hospitality, click on the Database Locator tab on our homepage, and then choose the subject Hospitality. Some useful databases for MICE research include:

  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete: Includes scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism, with coverage from the 1960s to the present.
  • Leisure Tourism Abstracts: Indexes journals from the fields of leisure, recreation, sport, hospitality, tourism, and culture, with coverage from the 1970s to the present.
  • ABI Inform: A general business database that indexes articles on advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, product information, company histories, and more, with coverage from the early 1900s to to the present.
  • Business Source Premier: A general business database that indexes articles in business, management, economics, finance, banking, investment, and more, with coverage from the 1960s to the present.

For a more detailed overview of how to use our databases, see the Rosen Research Guide on Finding Articles.

Finding Other Materials

The Internet is generally not a good place to find scholarly information on the MICE industry. However, you may wish to explore the websites listed on our Helpful Websites page.

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A printable version of this guide is also available: MICE PDF (36 KB).

Rosen Research Guides | Hospitality Research: MICE Industry

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