Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) is inviting registrations for its Future of Business Events Virtual Summit on Thursday, 9 December 2021.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) has partnered with the Professional Conference Management Association to award PCMA DES (Digital Events Strategist) Certification scholarships to several of its New Zealand members.
Registration is now open for the Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) Conference 2021 to be held at the Napier War Memorial Centre in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand from 11 to 13 October.
Over 60 Australian business event organisers are set to arrive in Auckland on 1 June for Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s two-day showcase MEETINGS 2021.
Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event (AIME) has announced that the Professional Conference Managers Association (PCMA) will be the official 2022 Knowledge Program partner!
AuSAE Premium Alliance Partner Advanced Solutions International (ASI), a leading global provider of software and services for associations and non-profits, has released its worldwide 2021 Membership Performance Benchmark Report — COVID Edition. Learn more here: www.advsol.com/21membenchpr.
AIME Cancels 2021 Event Due COVID-19 Implications
Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has today announced the cancellation of the 2021 event, which was scheduled to be hosted at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and online in March, due to concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paula Leishman on the big screen during a panel discussion at the PCOA conference last week.
Professional conference organisers need to ‘shout from the rooftops’ about how successful business events are being held right now. They also need to relook at how the engage (and for how long) with clients, sponsors and trade exhibitors, the Professional Conference Organisers’ Association (PCOA) hybrid conference heard last week.
‘Our role as PCOs is to work with our clients, translate the level of confidence we are seeing in holding events and show them the way,’ says Paula Leishman, managing director at Leishman Associates.
‘Hybrid is probably here forever, so we need to look at all the opportunities it brings.’
Leishman says conferences used to be like a ‘pop up’ experience. ‘We would bump in and set up, hold the event then break it down at the end of three days and it would be over. It is important that PCOs continue the engagement piece well after the physical event.’
Leishman, who is based in Tasmania, says that as well as making the event engaging for both the in-person and virtual audience, it is important to encourage connection by attendees with sponsors and exhibitors – before, during and after the event. The PCOA conference was held in multiple venues across Australasia (including the Park Hyatt Auckland) and streamed live to virtual attendees’ offices and homes.
(More coverage of the PCOA conference in the January / February 2021 edition of Meeting Newz Magazine.)
The All Blacks, perhaps the most admired rugby side in the world, have a lot for which to thank ‘team player’ Gilbert Enoka.
He is New Zealand’s premier mental-skills and performance coach and has built an enviable career which has taken in not only elite sporting teams but the corporate world and other fields.
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Korea MICE Association have announced a two-year strategic agreement to provide bolstered support to members of both organisations to equip them for the post-COVID return, through specialised training programs.
Fieldays, The Southern Hemisphere’s largest agri-event approximately has partnered with Trade Me to deliver their first ever online event with the online powerhouse set to streamline Fieldays’ digital transactions and customer service experience.
Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is urging the government to make a clear distinction between business events and mass gatherings to give domestic events a solid platform to restart under Alert Level 2.
Taking place 17-19 June at Hamilton’s Claudelands Arena and organised by the Franchise Association of New Zealand, attendance is open to members and non-members.
The New Zealand National Fieldays Society is committed to achieving its long-term sustainability goals through environmentally responsible business.
New Zealand’s tourism industry continued to make important strides towards its sustainability goals in 2019, according to research and analysis by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
Citing the business events industry’s vast potential for taking care of people and communities, PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat today announced a pan-industry initiative to raise $250,000 to help those affected by the bushfires in Australia and the earthquakes in Puerto Rico.
Barry Neame, PCOA President congratulated the ICC Venue, AV and catering, the dynamic MC duo Amanda Stevens and Andrew Klein, along with program director Tiffany Bower.
Celebrating 10 years exhibiting at the Professional Conference Organisers’ (PCO) Association Conference, Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and Tourism New Zealand (joined by 18 partners), have this year doubled their stand to 72sqm giving delegates room to immerse themselves in what New Zealand has in store.
Next year’s 24th CINZ MEETINGS, run by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is set to be a launch pad for New Zealand’s latest experiences and new venues.
Lisa Hopkins has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ).
CINZ Board Chair Tony Gardner says he is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Hopkins, who has held senior business events leadership positions in New Zealand and offshore for over a decade.
Fieldays® continues to contribute significantly to the regional and national economy according to the recent Economic Impact Report conducted by Dr Warren Hughes of the New Zealand Institute for Business Research at the University of Waikato.
Sustainability is top of mind for delegates and organisers at the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Annual Conference, which was opened by Associate Tourism Minister Hon Peeni Henare in Queenstown.
CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says for the third year in a row, the CINZ conference will be a carbon-neutral event.
The New Zealand Convention Bureaux network has adopted new logo and branding look and feel as part of a wider campaign to promote the services of Convention Bureaux to domestic organisers.
Convention Bureaux NZ chair, Amanda Graham, says "We wanted our brand to better reflect who we are and what we do, establishing a strong, new visual identity.”
Tahira Endean, head of events at SITE Global in Vancouver, Canada will be one of the headline speakers at the Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) 2019 conference at the ICC Sydney on 8 - 10 December.
Meeting & Events Australia has announced its partnership with the Sustainable Events Alliance (SEA) which is a global affiliation of organisations, events and individuals who are focused on improving the sustainability outcomes of events.
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is expecting another stellar year for the country’s only national business events industry showcase, MEETINGS to be held from 22 to 23 April in Auckland.