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Sustainable Event and Tradeshow Marketing MKTG 1341

Marketing Management Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Trade shows require a surprising amount of creativity, planning, budget and energy. A planner must consider many steps and moving parts to fully leverage the marketing and resource investment in these events. And most importantly, all need to plan events with a long-term strategy with environmental sustainability top of mind. This course examines how a trade show can be an effective marketing tool for businesses. The course covers how to position a trade show as an active marketing tool within a business's overall strategy, from the physical booth to staffing. But most important, this course looks at ways event planners can make trade show participation more sustainable, from travel to the location to food waste to marketing materials, to how the show benefits the host community. Looking at current examples of small local trade shows in Vancouver to global events like consumer electronics shows, the course will review how to be a more earth-friendly event planner and trade show participant​.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Fall 2024

Below is one offering of MKTG 1341 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 49360


Tue Sep 10 - Thu Oct 17 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 49360
  • Domestic fees $537.79
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Oct 17 Tue, Thu 17:30 - 20:30 Online

Fawn Mulcahy

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. This is not a self-paced course – it is online synchronous delivery. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please check the following link to ensure you meet the computer requirements for the class. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more if it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. If this course is showing as full, please contact and request that your name be added to the waitlist.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the role of trade shows as a promotional strategy and how these events play an essential part of an overall integrated marketing communications plan.
  • Identify practices to reduce the environmental impact of trade shows in strategy, planning, marketing and onsite event activations.
  • Identify the process of researching, selecting, planning, budgeting and participating in trade consumer shows.
  • Identify ways that events or trade show participants can make a strong environmental impact, from reducing energy to operational improvements.
  • Set measurable objectives and evaluate the results of trade show participation and environmental effort and impact.
  • Enhance both the financial and resource investment with public relations, social media and sponsorship elements​.

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Sustainable Event and Tradeshow Marketing (MKTG 1341) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

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    Associate Certificate Part-time
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    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Nonprofit Management
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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