Ingram steps into role at Tantalus Winery & Alibi Brewery

Monday, 15 November 2021 23:28
Trish Ingram has stepped into the role of Event Manager at Tantalus Winery and Alibi Brewery on Waiheke Island. 

McDonald joins Destination Queenstown

Monday, 15 November 2021 23:09

Sarah McDonald has joined the Destination Queenstown team as Queenstown Convention Bureau business development & marketing manager.

O'Connor joins Sculptureum Matakana

Sunday, 14 November 2021 23:31

Susan O’Connor has joined the team at Sculptureum located in Matakana as Business Development Manager.  With over 20 years in the hospitality industry. Previous roles have included director of sales for Starwood & Ramada whilst living in Canada, and since returning to New Zealand sales roles with Hotel Grand Chancellor & Mitchell Corp.  Between the 2 hotel groups she made the leap from hotels to travel, and worked as Corporate Sales Manager for Executive Travel and then House of Travel. O'Connor was most recently contracted to work with several Matakana businesses after owning and operating a boutique lodge.

Auckland Convention Bureau appoints new manager

Monday, 08 November 2021 22:28

Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) has announced the appointment of Ken Pereira as the division’s new manager.

Werder joins Tourism BOP

Tuesday, 19 October 2021 22:29

Angela Werder has joined Tourism Bay of Plenty as sector manager. She brings more than 20 years of corporate tourism and events experience, having had previous roles with Qantas, Accor Hotels and P&O and Princess Cruises.

The role will also grow the convention bureau activity  and business events  sector for the Bay, and oversee the development of a sustainable future model for cruise in the region.

Chris Roberts to step down from TIA.

Thursday, 07 October 2021 03:07

After more than seven years as chief executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa, Chris Roberts will be stepping down effective from 31 January 2022.

Almeida to Crowne Plaza Queenstown

Tuesday, 05 October 2021 04:54

Adith Almeida has been appointed director of sales & marketing for Crowne Plaza Queenstown.

New Business Events Lead for Dunedin

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 22:05

Enterprise Dunedin has announced the appointment of Louise Woodburn to the role of Business Events Lead.

Changes at Scenic Hotel Group

Monday, 20 September 2021 23:09

Scenic Hotel Group have farewelled lon serving managing director, Brendan Taylor.

Bayne, Bartlam And Reynolds start SHOWPONI

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 22:56

SHOWPONI, a new marketing, PR, media and event agency that s is delivering Māori, Pasifika & Indigenous storytelling at its core.

Lisa Bond joins Destination Kaikōura

Monday, 09 August 2021 23:42

Destination Kaikōura has appointed Lisa Bond as destination manager.

Midgley joins Exhibition Hire Services

Tuesday, 03 August 2021 01:46

Hayley Midgley has joined the Exhibition Hire Services team.

Daron Gray appointed GM Waipuna

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 05:36

Daron Gray has been promoted to general manager Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre effective from Monday 19 July 2021.

MEA announces new CEO – Peter Mcdonald

Monday, 28 June 2021 00:18

Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) is pleased to announce the appointment and commencement earlier this week of its new CEO, Peter McDonald.

Crum to head Christchurch Convention Bureau

Thursday, 10 June 2021 02:48

Megan Crum has been appointed to the new role of Head of Business Events at ChristchurchNZ.

Jackson moves to Imagine Beach Road.

Wednesday, 02 June 2021 01:59

Has joined Imagine Hotels & Resorts as the director of sales New Zealand - based at Imagine Beach Road.

Mel Ryder joins Marlborough Tour Company

Monday, 03 May 2021 23:50

Melissa (Mel) Ryder has joined Marlborough Tour Company the events, group and product innovation coordinator.

Julia Savill joins Wafare

Monday, 03 May 2021 22:52

The Wayfare group of tourism and ski companies will welcomed back a familiar face when Julia Savill took up her new role as sales director yesterday. Previously, Julia was international sales manager for Real Journeys, which is part of Wayfare.

Adam Lynch opens Reliance Risk NZ

Monday, 26 April 2021 21:04

Reliance Risk has opened their New Zealand office, based in the Waikato region of the North Island. Managed by Principal Consultant, Adam Lynch, this office will service new and existing clients throughout the country.

de Monchy to head up Tourism NZ

Thursday, 08 April 2021 03:17

René de Monchy has been appointed to the role of Tourism New Zealand chief executive.

BEIA appoints two new board members

Thursday, 18 February 2021 02:02

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) has appointed two new board members — David Perks from WellingtonNZ, and independent board director, David Downs.

Enterprise Dunedin appoints Sarah Ewing

Monday, 15 February 2021 02:04

Enterprise Dunedin has announced the appointment of Sarah Ewing to the role of Lead Consumer and Trade Marketing.

Stanton joins BEIA as Events Projects Manager

Thursday, 21 January 2021 02:26

Jeanette Stanton has been appointed Events Project Manager for Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA).

Business Events Heat Up In Wellington

Wednesday, 09 December 2020 23:05

Pictured are Mark Ferguson 212f; Rebecca Briscoe, Loryn Blaikie, BE Wellington; Adam Leslie, 212f; Irette Ferreira, BE Wellington; Steph Kohlhase, Kim Milne, 212f.

Graham and Lowe move to Lime & Soda

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 21:51

Leisure Time Group has made two prominent appointments in its business events brands & Soda and Vokali.

WellingtonNZ has new BDM in Sydney, Australia

Monday, 02 November 2020 03:27

Wellington is targeting Australia’s conference and incentive business with the appointment of Tania Barnes as the business development manager based in Sydney.  

Sally Attfield Joins Hospitality New Zealand

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 01:46

Hospitality New Zealand has appointed Sally Attfield as general manager – accommodation, based at the National Service Centre in Wellington. Attfield will report directly to Julie White, chief executive.

Kim Milne Joins 212F

Monday, 19 October 2020 01:57

Carvell Chairs Convention Bureaux

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 21:13

Nicole Carvell, business events tourism advisor at Enterprise Dunedin has been appointed Chair of the New Zealand Convention Bureaux.

Q & A with Dianna Crebbin, DCC&A.

Monday, 07 September 2020 02:40

DC Conferences (DCC) has been running events for 30+years and have just last week, changed their name to better reflect the fact that they have been managing associations in the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years.  

New generation for Paardekooper and Associates

Monday, 31 August 2020 02:41

Recent changes at event management company Paardekooper and Associates mean that Debbie Paardekooper has re-entered the family business, joining Kaye and Luke as Senior Event Manager and Business Development Manager.

Sunshine Coast secures the services of Aitken

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 05:09

Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) has secured the services of former Tourism Australia New Zealand manager, Jenny Aitken, to represent the Sunshine Coast region.

Campbell joins Outshine Ltd

Monday, 20 July 2020 23:28

Outshine Ltd have appointed a new conference coordinator Annie Campbell to the team, based at the Cambridge office.  

Originally from the UK, Annie spent the majority of her ten-year career honing her skills working within corporate event agencies in London.  Two years ago she emigrated to New Zealand, working initially for the Momento Group which, gave her a good introduction into the NZ market. 

Bushell joins Waitakere Resort & Spa

Monday, 06 July 2020 01:05

Cherry Bushell has joined Waitakere Resort & Spa as the new Conference and Wedding Co-Ordinator.

Te Pae Christchurch secures new BDM

Thursday, 02 July 2020 03:48

Heidi Heming joins Te Pae Christchurch as Business Development Manager, based in Sydney.

QT Event Collective expands

Thursday, 18 June 2020 03:32

QT Event Collective founder Sarah Dunan-Hale has secured the services of Jade Taylor and Katie Bowden-Tregoat.

Liz Herrmann honoured for services to Hospitality

Monday, 08 June 2020 00:00

In this year’s Queens Birthday Honours we are delighted to announce that Elizabeth (Liz) Herrmann, Owner and Director of Jet Park Hotels has been appointed as an Honorary Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition of services to the hospitality industry and philanthropy.

Wahl Davies to lead CINZ PCO Group

Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:38

Arna Wahl Davies has been appointed Chair of the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Approved Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Group effective Monday 1st June, 2020.

Waitakere Resort & Spa welcomes Mackenzie.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 01:13

Duncan Mackenzie has been appointed as the new general manager at Waitakere Resort & Spa.

Cargill joins Harding Conferences.

Monday, 13 April 2020 00:25

Harding Conferences has welcomed Teresa Cargill to their team.  

QT Auckland appoints Whaite as General Manager

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 00:59

QT Hotels and Resorts has announced Doron Whaite as general manager for QT Auckland, scheduled to open mid-year. Boasting a 15-year career in hospitality, Whaite’s extensive industry experience will ensure the successful launch and ongoing commercial achievements of QT’s newest property in New Zealand.   

Destination Marlborough New BDM

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 21:29

Wendy Desiles, pictured above has been appointed as business development manager to lead business events attraction for the region.

New manager at Business Events Wellington

Saturday, 22 February 2020 00:51

Irette Ferreira has been appointed as Business Events Wellington Manager

Charlton joins QT Wellington

Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:13

QT Wellington introduces a new Hotel Manager, Ian Charlton, who commenced his responsibility of overall operation of the capital’s design-led hotel on 13 January, 2020. With over ten years’ experience in Australia and the United States, Charlton brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role at QT Wellington.

Te Pae Christchurch gains international events leader

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 23:31

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is building on the depth of its international expertise with the appointment of experienced Client Services Manager, Lee-Ann Dahl.

International Chef to lead Te Pae Christchurch culinary team 

Monday, 09 December 2019 00:58

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is set to showcase local food and produce with a global flavour, with the appointment of international chef Desmond Davies.

CINZ elects new board members

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 23:48

Two members have been elected in the Platinum category of the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) board following its Annual General Meeting in Queenstown on Wednesday 30 October.
Georgina Grey from Accor was elected for a two-year term, and Alison Smith from Millennium Hotels and Resorts re-elected for another two year term. Megan Sweeney of Auckland War Memorial Museum was also re-elected as a Gold board member.

New appointment at Heritage Hotel Management

Monday, 14 October 2019 00:13

Heritage Hotel Management welcomes Emily Crawford as the new conference sales manager, based in its corporate head office in Auckland.

Heritage promotes Shaw

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 20:55

Heritage Hotel Management is delighted to announce the promotion of its conference sales executive Kylie Shaw to the role of corporate sales manager, based in the Auckland corporate head office.

Sidhu appointed as Heritage Hotels' Revenue & Yield Manager

Monday, 23 September 2019 22:36

Due to expansion, Heritage Hotel Management is delighted to announce the promotion of Jass Sidhu from central reservations team leader to the revenue and yield manager for Heritage and City Life Auckland Hotels.

New at Lower Hutt Events Centre

Monday, 23 September 2019 03:16

Gert Venter

Venter joins LHEC as general manager having most recently managed the 329 room Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg.

Sullivan to move on from CINZ after five years

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:46

Sue Sullivan has resigned as Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive. She will be leaving the association at the end of November to take up a new role in Canterbury, as chief executive of Christchurch and Hanmer Attractions.

New CEO for Alexandra Park

Monday, 26 August 2019 05:53

Auckland Trotting Club incorporating Alexandra Park function centre and raceway announces the appointment of Mauro Barsi to the position of Chief Executive.