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.
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.
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’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.
The events community come together in Melbourne last week for Meetings Events Australia ’s Evolve 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading annual business events exhibition, MEETINGS broke records this year for the projected value of business it generated.
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:
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.
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).
MEETINGS 2023 is heading for a sell-out as exhibitors jump at the chance to be part of New Zealand’s largest business events showcase on 21 and 22 June in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington.
The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) team, in partnership with the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), are delighted to announce that Marvel Stadium will play host to the much-loved AIME Welcome Event on Monday, 13 February 2023.
NZEA has announced the winners of its 2021 Awards which took place at Toitoi Arts & Events Centre, Hawke’s Bay on Tuesday night, more than 15 months and four postponements later. Nearly 350 event professionals from across the country were in attendance to celebrate the industry’s best.
The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has won in two categories at the Australian Event Awards & Symposium which took place in Sydney recently.
Experts on workforce training, sustainability, and future strategies are set to share their insights with Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s (BEIA) members at next month’s Ignite the Future conference.
The return of The Georges Winemakers' Dinner saw the coupling of fine wine merchant Negociants’ superstars Langmeil Winery and Misha’s Vineyard in an Australasian meeting of the vines.
“After getting through over two years of Covid-19-related restrictions The George was delighted to be able to host a wine maker’s dinner on site again. Our appreciation and thanks go out to our partners Negociants, Misha’s Vineyard and Langmeil Winery for being part of this spectacular evening. John Etheridge, Hotel Manager of The George, Christchurch
A five-course terroir tour by bottle saw guests navigating the Barossa’s famed sun-baked earth, valley floor and ancient vines with Langmeil Winery’s Leigh Woodrow and exploring the cool climate aromatics and perfect pinot of Central Otago with Misha’s Vineyard’s Misha and Andy Wilkinson.
“When we first discussed a collaboration with Langmeil, we knew immediately that The George would be the ideal partner to deliver an amazing culinary experience, provide the perfect ambience, and also have a team that executes flawlessly.” Misha Wilkinson, owner of Misha’s Vineyard, Central Otago.
Each of the wines was expertly married to the five courses of culinary genius from Executive Chef Chanaka Jayabahu and the culinary team of The George. The evening started with an appetite-whetting green pea macaron and Akaroa Salmon amuse-bouche paired with Misha’s Vineyard’s plucky Dress Circle Pinot Gris. Delivering on both the wow and flavour fronts, the union of the perfectly constructed tiny, tiered towers and unctuous off-dry gris, effortlessly seduced with the slightly sweet chew of the macaron and lemony zest of the cured salmon, all brought home by a whisper of oak in the wine’s finish.
Hitting the high note in both name and form, the second course’s marriage of Jayabahu’s venison tataki and Misha’s Vineyard The High Note Pinot Noir was a match made in gamey, peppery heaven. The creamy nuttiness of the accompanying roasted sesame dressing drew out the exquisite length of plummy tannins in the ruby-hued pinot while the playful crunch of the salty-sweet seaweed salad emboldened hints of dark chocolate.
Three times proves a charm for gourmands and wine connoisseurs favouring weightier reds as Barossa legends Langmeil Winery flipped the script filling not one, but two glasses to accompany the third course. The delicate pastoral flavours of New Zealand’s famed Lumina lamb, the elegant tender lightly marbled meat was served blushingly pink, and beautifully accompanied the rambunctious, velvety spice of Langmeil Three Gardens Grenache Shiraz Mataro, while the refined smokiness of a plate-stealing burnt eggplant puree playfully volleyed with the Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz’s plump tannins and peppery fruit finish.
“Having both stayed at and dined with The George, when the opportunity came to partner with them for our collaborative dinner with Misha’s Vineyard I knew we were in very safe hands. The food pairing and presentation on the night were everything I had hoped for. The flavours and texture of the Lumina Lamb beautifully complemented our rich and aromatic Barossa wines, and the compliments came frequently from all those in attendance. A superbly executed culinary event.” Leigh Woodrow, Sales Manager, Langmeil Winery
Meltingly tender, the 12-hour slow-cooked Greenstone Creek beef and star of the fourth course yielded under the slightest pressure of the knife and delivered a next-level beefy hit with an addictive smoky intensity courtesy of a dark caramelised crust and precision level of chew. There was almost an obscene level of decadence in its pairing with the inky, forged in iron bitter chocolate, blackberry, smoky leathery notes and full-bodied heft of Langmeil’s Blacksmith Cabernet Sauvignon.
In a fitting finale, Misha’s Vineyard offered up The Cadenza Late Harvest Gewurztraminer, another golden-hued aromatic full of swagger, exotic fruits and the delicate hum of ginger. It found its soulmate in Jayabahu’s irrepressible baked salted camembert cheesecake, the pairing combining in a provocative and genius hybrid cheese-platter-cum-dessert fusion. There was an excited buzz and much discussion in the room as guests farewelled new-found friends and, as a barometer of the evening’s success and return of The George’s Winemakers’ Dinners, the farewell phrase of the night was “We’ll see you at the next one”.
The next event in The George hotel’s The Winemakers series will see an exquisite pairing with Te Mata Estate and Lumina Lamb. Scheduled for Thursday 27th October.
Tourism Central Otago has taken its annual spring food and beverage celebration Eat.Taste.Central to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland for a special media launch ahead of the 2022 event taking place between 23 September and 24 October.
A new podcast launched today by Hamilton’s H3 group promises to give listeners the inside scoop on the New Zealand event industry.