Festivals and special events are important sources of revenue in the hospitality and tourism industry. Suriname with its unique blend of multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-cultural inhabitants who have kept their own traditions, customs, and cuisine and celebrate their religious holidays together, is a major attraction for people all over the world. This 7-course program provides students with the academic knowledge and practical skills relevant to successful event planning for host community residents and tourists.


1 Meetings and Special Events Management

2 Business Ethics and Etiquette

3 Risk Management and Safety

4 Negotiation Techniques

5 Special Event Planning and Protocol Project: Private Event – Annual College Dinner & Live Entertainment

6 Convention Management and Service

7 Final Project: Public Event – Festival, Concert, etc.


IHTC awards a Certificate of Specialization in Meetings and Special Events Management to students who:

• Meet the College’s academic standards;

• Successfully complete the courses and projects on the Curriculum;

• Successfully complete a 3-month internship in the Event industry, or work in this field for 3 months.