In its inaugural edition in New Zealand, the World of Drones & Robotics Congress (WoDaRC) shone a light on the exciting opportunities in drone applications in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.
Cvent has released its Cvent Event Industry Report 2023 – Australia Edition. The report aims to provide event professionals with insights into the latest trends that can help them navigate the changing event landscape and make informed decisions, while discovering opportunities to offer more engaging and impactful experiences to their target audiences.
Christchurch, New Zealand is to host the 29th ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) symposium in October 2023.
Event tech platform EventsAir is anticipating the hybrid model of meetings to remain following global trends in event management and the changing workplace.
Meta in partnership with Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA), is bringing its first in-person Meta Boost events to Queenstown on 6 September and Rotorua on 8 September.
Meta Boosts a free digital skills programme which empowers small businesses with the tools they need to start and grow a business online. The workshop in Queenstown has been developed to help tourism businesses based on feedback from TIA members and case studies from local tourism business. The free half-day session will be delivered by Meta’s Community Trainers who will cover:
Meta Boost workshop agenda
- How to establish your presence on Facebook and Instagram
- How to use Meta Business Suite to save time and improve outcomes
- How to reach your audience with personalised advertising
- How to creatively engage your audience with new tools such as Reels
- Fireside chat with local businesses on their experiences
The Meta Boost workshop is one of two in person events in collaboration with TIA, to help New Zealand businesses upskill to reach new customers in a changing market as the borders reopen. Since 2018, Meta’s Boost program has trained over 5,700 small businesses in New Zealand. Small businesses from all sectors are also welcome to attend.
- Location: The Winehouse, Sh 6 / 1693 Gibbston Highway
- Time: 9.30am - 2pm
- Register: https://metaboostqueenstown.splashthat.com/
- The Skyline
- 8 September
- 9.30am - 2pm
Comment from Meta NZ
We know many tourism businesses have been hard hit by the pandemic and are excited to welcome back visitors. In partnership with Tourism Industry Aotearoa, we’ve crafted a unique digital skills training program called Meta Boost to help Kiwi businesses connect with new visitors local and from overseas to encourage them to come, shop, eat, and experience Aotearoa. When small businesses succeed, the wider economy benefits and this is critical to New Zealand’s economic covid recovery and will help tell New Zealand’s story globally again. Meta is proud to support TIA in enabling the tourism sector to thrive online.” says Nick McDonnell, Head of Policy, New Zealand Pacific Islands at Meta.
Comment from Tourism Industry Aotearoa
“This is an exciting time for tourism businesses as they gear up for the return of our international manuhiri. These workshops will give operators the confidence to make the most of the latest digital tools to tell their stories and attract new customers. We encourage all tourism businesses to come along and learn valuable skills that will contribute to a successful future,” says Ann-Marie Johnson, Communications Manager, TIA
The latest figures released by the Business Events Data Programme* show the Waikato, highly sought after in pre-COVID pandemic times, is now returning to a position of strong demand from meeting and conference organisers as the sector recovers.
The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has invested in EventsAIR, The Australian events management software solutions provider for in-person, virtual and hybrid events.
Ungerboeck, has acquired Priava, a cloud-based venue and event management system with a wide portfolio of global customers.
EventsAIR has been recognized as an ABA100 Winner in The Australian Business Awards 2021 for Software Innovation.
EventsAIR was named the winner of five Stevie® Awards in the 17th Annual International Business Awards®.
Ahead of the launch of OnAIR v5, the virtual and hybrid event solution created by EventsAIR, the company hosted three online bootcamps on 25 March in the APAC, EMEA and Americas regions.
2020 started with high expectations for the EventsAIR team. Yet these were quickly squashed as event planners had to cancel or postpone planned events due to COVID-19 restrictions. Some event planners took the leap of faith and transitioned to virtual with varying success.
The EventsAIR 6th Generation Event Management Platform won Best Technical Achievement or Innovation at the 2020 Australian Event Awards for its work on 2019/2020 Congresses and Events. The Australian Event Awards and Symposium fosters continued excellence, innovation and unity in the industry.
COVID-19 and the ensuing restrictions has forced many businesses to cancel or postpone crucial in-person events since March 2020. EventsAIR responded to the crisis and launched the OnAIR virtual and hybrid event solution in May 2020.
Team Up Events have joined forces with Terry Williams, People Engagement Expert – to host a virtual showcase event focusing on the unique challenges of managing a remote workforce and how to best navigate and adapt to the new norm of remote working environments.
Team Up Events is offering a free virtual team building energiser to boost morale, maintain employee engagement and spread positivity during these challenging times, to demonstrate commitment and solidarity to businesses across New Zealand.
After an extensive evaluation and review process, ICCA (the International Congress and Convention Association) is partnering with EventsAIR as an Industry Partner and as their preferred event technology platform.
Using the latest web architecture that has been optimized for tablets and mobile devices and also improves site performance and responsiveness across multiple platforms and browsers, EventsAIR has launched its 6th generation event management platform. What this means for the event planner, says the events technology company, is they now have the ability to access the range of event management tools from any device anywhere any time at lightning speeds.
EVENT Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (EVENT) has launched its newest development in the conference and event space, Got it Covered, a purpose-built mobile site to enhance conference and event organisation across QT, Rydges and Atura hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand.
Team-building specialist, Team Up Events, has developed a time-pressed team game that challenges participants to think quickly, assess real-time information, and make the right call. The Situation Room – an illicit trade simulation scenario - puts teams to the test to learn from each other, identify strengths and weaknesses, and to assess situational leadership under pressure, says the developer.
Airbnb has revealed a new tool ‘Airbnb for Events’ for event organisers in New Zealand and Australia to help attendees find the best accommodation options.
The tool offers event organisers and conference planners the ability to create an interactive map of Airbnb listings that are near their venues, and embed the map directly on their event website.
AV Events has enjoyed substantial growth over the last year, as it looks to continue to expand its business in providing innovative and creative audio visual solutions to the market.
‘Acting as a one-stop shop we have the ability to offer full technical production nationwide, as well as full creative design,’ explains says Kelvin Colling, account manager.
Eventbrite recently expanded its regional presence by launching a New Zealand office last year, off the back of signing a number of iconic Kiwi events such as Rhythm and Vines and Homegrown, as well as the Wellington Food & Wine Festival and many more.
As part of the launch, Eventbrite looked for credible local partners to support its onsite operations, and after looking at a number of different companies, Event Solutions came on board.
Conference venues and professional conference organisers got an inside scoop on how best to leverage social media to boost business and engage with customers, at the 2018 IACC Australia Asia Pacific Annual Conference yesterday, taking place in Auckland.
Evan Urbania, CEO of ChatterBlast Media, an online strategy and social media marketing company, says venues and PCOS can ‘activate’ their events and marketing with smart social media.
‘Social media is vital if a conference centre wants to elevate its events,’ he says.