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Langlands secure Award-winning chef

Monday, 16 May 2022 02:56

Jinu Abraham has been appointed Executive Chef of Invercargill's new inner-city hotel The Langlands.

Bardwell to QT Hotels & Resorts

Tuesday, 03 May 2022 01:10

Sasha Bardwell (pictured) has joined QT Hotels and Resorts as a Marketing and Communications Manager for New Zealand.

New at Grand Millennium Auckland

Tuesday, 12 April 2022 09:44

Michelle MacLean is the new conference and incentives Manager at the Grand Millennium Auckland.

New at Parkside Hotel & Apartments

Monday, 04 April 2022 09:18

Victoria Drinnan joins the Parkside team as their new conference and events manager, taking over the role from Venance Sequeira who remains on the team running day to day conference operations.

Ogg joins Corporate Travel Management

Monday, 21 March 2022 20:18

Jess Ogg has joined Corporate Travel Management (CTM) as events leader of ETM NZ.

Young Joins Te Pae Christchurch

Monday, 14 March 2022 21:37

Amanda Young has joined Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre as a Business Development Executive, focusing on Exhibition and Live Entertainment.

New GM at Fable Terrace Downs

Thursday, 10 March 2022 22:21

Ryan Crocker has been appointed as the General Manager at newly launched Fable Terrace Downs Resort in Windwhistle, Canterbury.

New GM at Ramada ZQN

Tuesday, 08 March 2022 02:34

 Perry de Jager is the new Hotel Manager for Ramada Remarkables Park Queenstown.

Tracey Wilson joins ChristchurchNZ

Monday, 07 March 2022 21:51

Tracey Wilson is the new Acting General Manager Destination & Attraction. Wilson will be in the role while the current GM D&A Loren Heaphy is on parental leave.

Delamore Lodge welcomes new GM

Monday, 28 February 2022 21:06

Nathan O’Reilly has taken up the role of general manager at Capstone Hotel’s luxury lodge, Delamore Lodge on Waiheke Island, taking over the reins in late December 2021.

The Rees Hotel announce key appointments

Sunday, 27 February 2022 21:19

The Rees Hotel, Queenstown have announced three key appointments to its Executive Team. Roman Lee-Lo has been appointed as hotel manager, Micka McDonald is appointed to executive assistant manager (EAM) and Fenna Neumann is promoted to front office manager.

ChristchurchNZ Business Events appoints Business Development Manager in Australia

Sunday, 20 February 2022 22:48

Edwina Fitzsimon has joined ChristchurchNZ Business Events as business development manager for Australia.

New executive chef at Skyline Queenstown

Sunday, 20 February 2022 21:53

Jorg Penneke is now the Executive Chef of Skyline Queenstown.

Woods starts at Marsden Group

Tuesday, 01 February 2022 04:06

Marsden Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Woods as Group Marketing & Development Manager effective 1 Feb 2022.

Butler joins CPG

Tuesday, 01 February 2022 03:20

Aloma Butler has joined CPG Hotels Head Office team based in Auckland

Promotion for Adolphe

Tuesday, 25 January 2022 00:39

Hind Management Group has promoted Michel Adolphe  to the position of chief commercial officer. Adolphe has led the successful development of the Sudima brand for well over a decade. He joined Sudima Hotels as director of sales and marketing in 2007.

Adolphe will bring his strategic expertise to the wider group as it embarks on a further growth phase.

TIA appoints new chief executive

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 01:55

Tourism Industry Aotearoa has appointed Rebecca Ingram as its new chief executive. 

New at H3 Group

Monday, 17 January 2022 00:28

Samantha Harris has been appointed as the new H3 Marketing Coordinator – Business Events.

Harris will bring her experience in marketing and business event management to the role – she has been part of the team at The Regions, an immigration law and recruitment company for the past 18 months as their Event Manager and Digital Coordinator,  prior to this she was the Communications and Marketing Coordinator at Sweet As Popcorn.

Harris holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies from the University of Waikato, with a double major in Public Relations and Leadership specialising in event management.

QT Queenstown welcomes new head chef

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 08:16

QT Queenstown has appointed Jonathan Williams as Head Chef across its renowned food and drink offerings, Bazaar Marketplace, Reds Bar and Lil Red restaurant. 

Page joins Business Events Wellington

Monday, 29 November 2021 01:47

The Business Events Wellington team has expanded with new addition of Katie Page.

Changes at Nelson Regional Development Agency

Sunday, 28 November 2021 22:44

Rita Merriman has moved into the role of business events lead & destination management support at Nelson Regional Development Agency

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.