PCOA23 Program Release

Thursday, 03 August 2023 02:02 Written by

PCOA is excited to announce the release of the PCOA23 program.

NZEA event award finalists announced

Monday, 07 August 2023 22:50 Written by

The NZ Events Association (NZEA) NZ Event Awards have this year attracted the highest number of entries in the history of the Awards.

Applications open to exhibit at MEETINGS 2024 in Rotorua

Monday, 16 October 2023 22:11 Written by
Exhibitor applications open this week for New Zealand's leading business events industry showcase MEETINGS 2024 in Rotorua next June.

Business Events Expo app available soon

Tuesday, 17 October 2023 23:50 Written by

Buyers who have registered for the Business Events Expo will be able to download the event app from early next week. The app will allow them to view and connect with more than 130 exhibitors from around New Zealand, Australia, Pacific Islands and Asia. 

New Zealand’s record-setting business events tradeshow opens next week

Monday, 13 June 2022 23:11

Australia’s and New Zealand’s top business events professionals are heading to Christchurch next week for New Zealand’s largest-ever business events tradeshow, MEETINGS 2022.

MEETINGS 2023 attracts leading international event planners to NZ

Monday, 01 May 2023 11:46

Over 230 leading business event organisers from Australia, North America, Singapore and New Zealand have been confirmed as fully hosted buyers for the first MEETINGS exhibition in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington this June.

New Zealand takes hybrid stand at AIME

Sunday, 27 February 2022 23:08

New Zealand will be showcasing its new venues and activities to the Asia Pacific meetings and events industry with a new hybrid stand at this year’s AIME trade show.

Office, PA & Event Planner Show

Monday, 29 March 2021 03:03

It was a busy two days at the Cordis Hotel Auckland when the 2021 Office, PA and Event Planner Show (OPEPS) was finally held after COVID delays on 23 and 24 March.  

Strong New Zealand contingent at largest Asia Pacific meetings event

Wednesday, 13 April 2022 22:58

New Zealand’s new venues and activities were on show to the Asia Pacific meetings and events industry at the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) 2022.

NZ outbound incentive scene strong

Monday, 18 March 2024 22:27

New Zealand incentive operators have clearly expanded their businesses over the past year and are looking for new and different experiences offshore to offer clients, says Marissa Fernandez, managing director of DMS (Destination Management Services).

Evolve 2022

Thursday, 07 July 2022 23:53

The events community come together in Melbourne last week for Meetings Events Australia ’s Evolve 2022.

Synergy Effect win a SITE Crystal Award

Thursday, 28 March 2024 01:48

Sydney-headquartered Indo-Pacific brand experience company, Synergy Effect, was honoured to win ‘Excellence in Incentive Travel: Asia Pacific’ at The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence’s (SITE) annual international awards in Istanbul on 27 February 2024. 

Exhibitors quick to book for Business Events Expo

Monday, 18 March 2024 22:15

Business events suppliers are taking advantage of the early bird rate for November's Business Events Expo with one quarter of the exhibition already sold since registrations opened early this month.

VIP Experiences at WOW

Monday, 08 April 2024 22:34

Aotearoa's ultimate event hosting experience is open for bookings, with 2024 World of WearableArt Show VIP tables now on sale.

New business and knowledge opportunities at MEETINGS 2023 

Monday, 29 May 2023 00:07

Business Events Industry Aotearoa's MEETINGS national trade exhibition on 21 and 22 June will welcome back international buyers with a raft of new business, networking and knowledge opportunities.

Business Events Expo exhibitor registrations now open

Monday, 29 May 2023 00:33

The Business Events taking place at Viaduct Events Centre on 21 November is open for exhibitor registrations. It will be the first time in New Zealand that both national and international business event solutions will be presented under one roof in one day.

The first Pacific Hospitality Forum held in AKL.

Monday, 15 April 2024 01:37

The inaugural Pacific Hospitality Forum has officially wrapped up in Auckland, with a commitment from attendees to take action on greater industry collaboration across the Pacific.

Education takes centre stage at New Zealand's premier business event

Sunday, 05 May 2024 23:28
Education for hosted buyers, day buyers, and the next generation of event managers will be a strong focus for MEETINGS 2024, the largest gathering of business events professionals and service providers in New Zealand.

BEIA Members Celebrate Global Meetings Day

Friday, 12 April 2024 04:21

Meetings industry celebrates international Day.

Demand high for Business Events Expo 

Monday, 10 July 2023 09:46

November's inaugural Business Events Expo is close to a sell out with exhibitors taking advantage of early-bird rates that finished on 31 July.


Monday, 13 May 2024 00:54

TRENZ, the New Zealand tourism industry’s biggest business event, has drawn to a close in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. 

New name for Dreamtime

Sunday, 12 November 2023 22:17

Business Events Australia’s signature incentive showcase Dreamtime, normally held every two years, will be held again in 2024 under the new name 'Australia Next'. 

Demand high for Business Events Expo 

Sunday, 21 April 2024 23:22

Exhibitors have been quick to take advantage of early-bird rates that finish on 31 May for the Business Events Expo taking place at Viaduct Events Centre on November 19 2024.

Registrations open for PCOA 2023

Monday, 12 June 2023 23:12

PCOA23 registration has opened to PCOs, In-house Event Managers and PCOA Business Partners.

Aime 2024 set to be the biggest for 10 years.

Monday, 19 February 2024 04:57

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has today launched its 2024 event that will be the biggest AIME in a decade.

Business Events Expo debut ticks all boxes

Wednesday, 22 November 2023 04:36

The inaugural Business Events Expo, held at Viaduct Events centre in Auckland on Tuesday, has generated an overwhelmingly positive repsonse.

AIME 2024 the largest in a decade

Friday, 23 February 2024 02:28

AIME 2024 marked a significant milestone, emerging as the largest in a decade. Drawing participants from over 33 countries, the event welcomed more than 600 buyers, 3500 visitor buyers, and featured 570+ exhibitors.

Australia's oldest PCO gather in Alice Springs

Monday, 29 August 2022 05:18

Two years of staff working harder than ever during the global pandemic saw the entire ICMS Australasia team taken away to Alice Springs recently for a part-reward, part-development experience.

Principals conference to be held in Auckland

Wednesday, 14 February 2024 02:42

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland will host the International Confederation of Principals (ICP) World Convention in 2026, putting New Zealand’s education community on the world stage.  

Rotorua set for New Zealand business events' showcase

Sunday, 24 March 2024 21:53
MEETINGS 2024 at the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua this June is set to be another record-breaker for Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA).

MEETINGS 2024 Rotorua invite hosted buyers

Friday, 26 January 2024 00:21
Stunning landscapes, rich cultural connections, a new Hobbiton™ Movie Set tour, and a special Matariki dinner are all part of the experience for hosted buyers at MEETINGS2024 in Rotorua this June.

Inaugural NZ Business Events Week elevates sector

Monday, 18 September 2023 21:37

New Zealand's first Business Events Week launched yesterday  with the Business Events Industry Aotearoa Annual Conference  in Marlborough, followed by policy and business forums in Wellington and Auckland.

Be in early for full benefits of Business Events Expo

Monday, 21 August 2023 21:21

Conference, meeting and incentive professionals are being encouraged to register early for the Business Events Expo (BEE) to ensure they take full advantage of the exhibition.

AIME 2024 - Hosted buyer applications open

Monday, 11 September 2023 00:20


Senior event professionals are invited to apply for AIME’s 2024 Hosted Buyer Program.

Guest Speaker announced for Business Events Expo

Tuesday, 26 September 2023 03:27

One of New Zealand’s most influential coaches and motivators will be the lunchtime speaker at the Business Events Expo on 21 November.

Gordon Walker is best known as the long-term coach of Dame Lisa Carrington (winner of five gold and one bronze Olympic medals). He has been named Coach of the Year at the Halberg Awards four times and Coach of the Decade 2010-2020. He has coached athletes to win 23 world championship medals in canoe sprint.

Business Events Expo one week away

Tuesday, 14 November 2023 00:07

The Business Events Expo, now one week away, is reporting strong interest and registrations from corporate travel agents, group tour operators and others from the travel trade, organisers report.

Record value for business events post-MEETINGS 2023

Monday, 21 August 2023 02:49

Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading annual business events exhibition, MEETINGS broke records this year for the projected value of business it generated.

Buyer interest strong for inaugural expo

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 21:01

Registrations from business event organisers continue to track strongly in the lead up to the inaugural Business Events Expo in Auckland on 21 November.

Fieldays 2023 is underway

Thursday, 15 June 2023 01:11

Fieldays 2023 kicks off spectacularly, setting the stage for the 4-day event.

A world of business events coming to Auckland

Monday, 27 March 2023 10:43

A new exhibition aimed at the conference, association and group travel sectors will bring the best of business events from around New Zealand and beyond to Auckland later this year.

Just launched by Tourism Media Group, publisher of Meeting Newz magazine, The Business Events Expo will take place at the Viaduct Event Centre on 21 November.

TMG directors Paul Hailes, Terry Holt and Gary Covich say the show is filling a specific need in the market and will complement existing events in the conference, incentive and business travel sectors.

It will be the first time in New Zealand that both national and international business events solutions will be presented under one roof in one day.

Exhibitors will include national and regional tourism offices (NTOs and RTOs), venues, accommodation, conference and exhibition services, destination management companies (DMCs) and transport providers. Niche and boutique operators like cruise vessels, lodges and other off-site options are also welcome to be involved.

‘This will be the first event of its kind in Auckland for several years and will reinforce the return of the Viaduct Events Centre to this market,’ says Paul Hailes.

TMG, working with industry partners The Coast Group, The Production Agency, Tourism Marketing Solutions, Event Solutions and TRAVELinc Memo, will deliver a mixture of pre-scheduled appointments and free-flowing meeting and networking opportunities.

Buyers will be administrative professionals, EAs, PAs, professional event planners, destination wedding professionals, sporting and trade associations, travel management companies, travel brokers and retail agents, travel wholesalers, and special interest group operators.

"We are offering exhibitors flexible options , to allow for smaller,  niche event suppliers the opportunity to be part of this new event, which we believe will appeal to the buyers we will be attracting,’ says Terry Holt.

Further details will soon be available on line. In the meantime anyone who is interested in attending as an exhibitor or buyer can contact:

Paul Hailes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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New exhibitors and buyers line up for MEETINGS 2023 in Wellington

Monday, 20 March 2023 20:13
Exhibitors and buyers are lining up to be part of New Zealand's premier business events showcase, MEETINGS 2023 run by Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) on 21 and 22 June in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.

Event Accessibility Webinar

Wednesday, 11 October 2023 01:56

Rotorua Roadshow kicks off in Melbourne

Monday, 27 March 2023 10:29

Rotorua NZ along with 20 operators from the region have kicked off their Travel Trade and Business Events Roadshow in Melbourne on Monday at the Pink Restaurant in the city centre.

MEETINGS commits to carbonzero certification

Monday, 03 April 2023 06:22

The 27th MEETINGS 2023 run by Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) in June will be the most sustainable yet, with a renewed commitment to reducing the event’s greenhouse gas footprint.

New Zealand Event Awards heading to Christchurch

Wednesday, 01 February 2023 01:17

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre will host the New Zealand Event Awards (NZEA) on 9 November 2023.

14th PCOA Conference kicks off in Hobart

Sunday, 11 December 2022 21:41

The 14th Professional Conference Organisers Association Conference kicked off in Hobart yesterday (December 11) after a three-year in-person hiatus.  

NZEA Event awards - open for applications

Wednesday, 12 April 2023 01:51

Applications are now open for the NZEA New Zealand Events Awards to celebrate innovation, resilience, excellence and evolution in New Zealand's world-class events industry. 

The official opening of Tākina postponed

Tuesday, 16 May 2023 01:11
Wellington Mayor, Tory Whanau, has sent out the following notice advising of the postponement of the official opening of Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre scheduled for tomorrow.

NZEA set date for Eventing the Future 2023

Monday, 12 December 2022 00:58

The New Zealand Events Association (NZEA) have announced that their National Events Conference, Eventing the Future (ETF23),  will return to Auckland in 2023 for the first time in seven years. 

Regional networking event in Wellington

Monday, 17 April 2023 20:46

Around 40 event planners from all around Aotearoa New Zealand attended a regional networking event held recently at Foxglove in Wellington. Waikato, Rotorua, Dunedin and Southland regional convention bureaus visited the capital and took the opportunity to get together with local Wellington event professionals while they were in town.

New Zealand sustainable stand at AIME

Wednesday, 15 February 2023 01:12

The New Zealand stand at the recent AIME trade show sets a benchmark for a more sustainable future, says Tourism New Zealand.

NZ takes AIME at Asia Pacific Events

Tuesday, 07 February 2023 02:22

New Zealand is going big at the AIME trade show, with 27 partners joining the Tourism New Zealand Business Events team to showcase the country’s business events appeal to the Asia Pacific market.   

SITE ANZ one-day Sydney conference coming up

Friday, 08 July 2022 00:11

Incentive practitioners are being encouraged to join SITE Australia and New Zealand for its inaugural one-day conference in Sydney on Monday, July 18.

Australian Tourism Exchange starts on the Gold Coast

Sunday, 30 April 2023 07:10

Around 2,500 delegates from more than 30 countries will meet on the Gold Coast this week (30 April – 4 May) for the 43rd edition of the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE).