PCOs are looking at how to provide value in the hybrid space where delegates are not left watching.
Visitors from long-haul destinations must begin to arrive in New Zealand from 1 October 2021 if inbound tour operators are to survive the Covid-19 crisis, says Tourism Export Council chief executive Lynda Keene.
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Hawke’s Bay has secured hosting rights for the 2021 Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) conference.
Green shoots of recovery are on the horizon for the business events sector with a new Tourism New Zealand survey revealing pockets of optimism for 2021.
Boosting confidence is key to unlocking the business event sector, says Lisa Hopkins.
New Zealand’s battle-weary business events sector is gathering in Auckland today for the first official function of the year, BE Reconnected.
Auckland will host the International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists conference in 2023.
The International Association of Women in Police (IAWP) Annual Conference will bring an estimated $1.3m into the local economy when Auckland plays host in 2023, says Auckland Convention Bureau.
Around 300 industry professionals will attend the sold-out Tourism Summit Aotearoa in Wellington today.
Semi Permanent Aotearoa will return to Auckland Aotea Centre on 12 November 2020, and for the first time, will be free to attend.
The biggest stimulus for the city’s visitor economy will come from major and business events, says ChristchurchNZ.
A new annual subvention fund will be used to attract global conferences to the city.
Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s Xmas Symposium 2020 has been confirmed for 2 December 2020 at Heritage Auckland.
The New Zealand Police will host the International Association of Women Police’s annual conference in 2023.
Tourism New Zealand will hit the road in October to update industry on its work and its long-term strategy.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa is planning to hold its annual summit on 17 November, with Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran lined up as a speaker.
Among the 200 events supported are Conventions & Incentives New Zealand’s MEETINGS
CINZ’s Lisa Hopkins urges the Govt to distinguish between business events and mass gatherings.
The association’s CEO on why the latest lockdown “feels so much worse” for the struggling industry.
A second nationwide lockdown would be devastating to operators, say industry groups.
The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand has moved its annual Xmas Symposium in December to a new ‘Spring’ Symposium in September.
Heritage Queenstown has partnered with local professional event company HQ New Zealand to attract conferences to the resort.
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand have renewed their longstanding partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding confirming their co-operation.
Auckland’s visitor economy will miss out on close to $50m because of the change.
Auckland will miss out on thousands of visitors and millions in spending after the Govt decides to make the event virtual.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa has cancelled this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards because of the Covid-19 crisis.
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre looks set to be the biggest beneficiary of the New Zealand International Convention Centre’s delivery delay to mid-2023.
Crowne Plaza Queenstown has welcomed its first Covid era conference, ahead of schedule.
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand and the Business Events Council of Australia have agreed to collaborate to help boost the business events sector in both countries.
But events over the next 18 months will likely be smaller and less frequent.
The country’s hard-hit events sector has been working with the government on the creation of a new voluntary Covid Code.
Physical separation restrictions on planes and public transport will also be lifted.
The Government has given approval for multiple groups of 100 pax at a single venue.
Arna Wahl Davies has been appointed chair of the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand-approved Professional Conference Organisers group.
Clarification helps the New Zealand business events sector restart for domestic attendees, and is the first step in the right direction, according to CINZ chief executive Lisa Hopkins.
Conventions & Incentives New Zealand has downsized its team following a business review triggered by the financial hit wrought by the Covid-19 crisis.
However, the association has rebooked the same venue, The Devon Hotel at New Plymouth, to hold the 2021 event.
The $157.8m convention centre remained on track to be completed in early 2023.
The decision to cancel this year’s annual event, scheduled for August 20 – 21 in Christchurch, was “in line with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 recommendations regarding events and public gatherings and in the interests of public health in New Zealand.”
More than 5000 events have been cancelled, some companies have laid off staff, and others are considering their future due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa has cancelled its Discussing Tourism – Communications event, as restrictions over the Covid-19 outbreak take hold.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa pulls the biggest industry event of the year.
Events of 500+ people should be cancelled, says the PM.
Major industry events of TRENZ and MEETINGS appear unlikely to proceed with guidance from the Government this week expected to confirm their cancellation.
It’s business as usual for New Zealand’s biggest travel and trade industry events, despite the cancellations of several big-name international trade shows over coronavirus fears.
NZ will miss out on an important marketing and networking opportunity after the world’s largest tourism trade fair was cancelled.
The University of Otago’s second Tourism Policy School has been confirmed for 19-20 March at the Heritage Queenstown.
With the opening of a new $475m convention centre in Christchurch just months away, three leading business events stakeholders have formed a new partnership to drive business to the southern city.
New Zealand tourism representatives are attending this week’s Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) in Melbourne.