Peter Vlachos


Peter Vlachos

Peter Vlachos

Principal Lecturer; International Partnerships Link Tutor

Department of Marketing, Events and Tourism

Faculty of Business

Peter's research focuses on the business, political and social dimensions of the live arts and entertainment industries.

A political scientist by training (University of Toronto), Peter's areas of expertise include local/regional development and the creative industries, labour mobility, the night-time and 'experience' economies, and related government policy, legislation and regulation. Peter was one of the University's main press spokespeople for the London 2012 Olympic games. Prior to joining the University of Greenwich, he was Visiting Lecturer in Cultural Policy and Management at City University, London. 

Peter's research and industry experience span several continents. He spent over 15 years working in event and venue management in the UK and Canada during which time he organised events at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Courtauld Institute and Cabot Hall, Canary Wharf. Peter managed the historic Conway Hall in Bloomsbury, central London which hosts the oldest continuously running series of classical chamber music in the world. He also worked at the Wigmore Hall, London and the Roy Thomson Hall, home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 

Peter has been an assessor for the London Arts Board (now Arts Council of England, London). He is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. 

Peter oversees the International Partnership programmes offered by the Department of Marketing, Events, and Tourism. He has conducted research in Australia, Canada, Greece, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, and Singapore.

  • Member, Chartered Management Institute
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow, Royal Society for the arts, manufactures and commerc


  • BA Political Science (Toronto)
  • MA Political Science (Toronto)
  • MBA (East London)
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Greenwich)

Visiting lectureships

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Baria University, Pakistan

"Conceptualizing the festival and event experience: a class-based, psychoanalytic perspective." The Festival and Event Experience (seminar). Middlesex University. 22 November 2013

"Creative Labour: 'Precarious' or 'Bohemian'? Some policy implications" ESRC Seminar Series - Youth workers and precarious employment. London. 21 September 2012

"Technology and Authenticity in Live Performance". JANET Arts and Humanities workshop. Royal College of Music. 19 September 2012

"The Olympics and small business". London 2012: A legacy for all. University of Surrey. 23 January 2012

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