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EventsAir delivers for ASEAN-Australia Summit

Tuesday, 12 March 2024 22:50

EventsAir provided the highest level of accreditation and access control to assist streamlining security at this week’s ASEAN-Australia Summit in Melbourne for the 12 Heads of State and the thousands of support staff and participants of the three-day meeting. 

IBTM Worlds smartest technology yet

Monday, 09 October 2023 23:09

IBTM World says that it is set to host its smartest event yet with the launch of innovative new technology designed to elevate the attendee experience and create better business results for all attendees.

Drones congress shows sky is the limit for Auckland tech

Sunday, 20 August 2023 23:37

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 Event Industry Report 

Tuesday, 18 July 2023 04:05

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. 

TableHub Partners with the Hurricanes

Monday, 27 February 2023 23:36

TableHub has partnered with the Hurricanes for the 2023 Super Rugby season. TableHub will be transforming the corporate lounge table experience at all Hurricanes home games at Sky Stadium in Wellington.

Ōtautahi Christchurch to host global VR symposium next year

Monday, 12 December 2022 23:10

Christchurch, New Zealand is to host the 29th ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) symposium in October 2023.

EventsAir predicts hybrid the way forward in events

Sunday, 11 December 2022 21:46

Event tech platform EventsAir is anticipating the hybrid model of meetings to remain following global trends in event management and the changing workplace.

New acquisition for Intense Sound & Vision

Monday, 21 November 2022 21:41

 

Hawke’s Bay-based Intense Sound & Vision has announced the recent purchase of Image Group NZ, a well-established Palmerston North-based business.

Tākina to feature cutting edge AV technology

Monday, 21 November 2022 21:19

 

Tākina Convention Centre is set to feature state-of-the-art audio and visual technology to local, national and international industry professionals and suppliers for future years. 

Meta and Tourism Industry Aotearoa partner to boost New Zealand tourism businesses

Monday, 29 August 2022 11:20

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.

 

Details Queenstown

 

Details (Rotorua)

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

More business events for universities?

Monday, 11 July 2022 02:21

A lag in the return of international students could see Australian tertiary institutions taking a greater interest in hosting business events.

Business events are mighty important for the Waikato

Monday, 04 July 2022 04:13

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. 

Tourism NZ @ IMEX 22

Thursday, 05 May 2022 03:37

The international business events and incentives trade fair IMEX will be held in Frankfurt from 31 May to 2 June this year.

EventsAir - Investment and a new CEO

Tuesday, 29 March 2022 23:52

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 acquires cloud based venue & event software with global customer base

Tuesday, 30 November 2021 20:30

Ungerboeck, has acquired Priava, a cloud-based venue and event management system with a wide portfolio of global customers.

EventsAIR Awarded ABA100 Winner

Tuesday, 19 October 2021 22:50

EventsAIR has been recognized as an ABA100 Winner in The Australian Business Awards 2021 for Software Innovation.

AIME 2022 new tech partner

Sunday, 10 October 2021 21:52

AIME 2022 has a new partnership with the tech-event company Grip!

EventsAIR wins at Stevie Awards

Tuesday, 28 September 2021 01:06

EventsAIR was named the winner of five Stevie® Awards in the 17th Annual International Business Awards®.

WellingtonNZ.com transforms to virtual hub.

Sunday, 29 August 2021 23:49

The team at WellingtonNZ is sharing ideas to support local businesses and keep households entertained

Ungerboeck and EventBooking Merge

Thursday, 27 May 2021 05:08

Ungerboeck and EventBooking, today announced a merger that will enable the unified company to offer customers an integrated set of capabilities that further enhance the ‘world-class solutions they provide today’.

EventsAir renews long partnership with BEIA

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 00:40

Long-standing technology partner, EventsAIR has renewed its support for MEETINGS 2021 for the seventh year.

EventsAIR holds bootcamp for 1000

Thursday, 08 April 2021 03:07

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.

The Year of Change – Expect the Unexpected

Thursday, 28 January 2021 01:20

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. 

Events Air Wins At The Australian Event Awards

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 00:27

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.

100,000 virtual attendees since launch of OnAir

Thursday, 10 September 2020 00:27

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.

OnAIR for event managers

Tuesday, 02 June 2020 02:12

Over 8000 attendees have experienced and tested the OnAIR platform over the past few weeks which is designed to help get event managers back to business.

Jet Park Hamilton offers virtual meetings

Monday, 25 May 2020 04:19

Jet Park Hotel Hamilton Airport are offering solutions that will allow teams to connect online no matter where you are, New Zealand or overseas.

Remote Engagement Showcase Event

Friday, 01 May 2020 01:09

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.

Win with Tait Technology Centre

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 05:08

As world leaders in technology, it is not surprising that the Tait Technology Centre is harnessing the benefits of technological advances – especially during the COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions.

Free virtual team building

Monday, 30 March 2020 00:45

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.

ICCA AND EventsAIR form new partnership

Thursday, 19 March 2020 02:41

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.

All the tools an event planner needs!

Monday, 30 December 2019 03:58

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.

CVENT and NZEA form partnership

Thursday, 22 August 2019 01:35

Cvent, a meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, has announced its new partnership with the New Zealand Events Association (NZEA).

New Technology for Business Events

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 22:07

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.

Situation Looking Good at Team Up Events

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 22:16

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. 

Technology talks

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 22:14

Event technology continues to balance productivity and innovation, with each new update and device breaking new ground in delegate experience while maintaining return on investment for organisers.

Airbnb unveils new accom solution for event organisers

Monday, 23 April 2018 22:16

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.

Innovation key for AV Events

Thursday, 19 April 2018 03:05

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 & Event Solutions team up

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 03:58

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.

Social media + conferencing: where to start?

Monday, 12 February 2018 21:45

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.