Senthil Gopinath, CEO of one of the world’s largest conference associations, talks to the Ticker about NZ’s strengths.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa members attending the association’s annual conference in Blenheim have been treated to the best of Marlborough’s food, wine and experiences.
The digital revolution in the tourism industry continues to accelerate — and success in meeting the needs of tomorrow’s traveller relies on our ability to embrace innovation and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
Data can help determine the economic value of multi-day conferences but there is still a large knowledge gap around what delegates do and how they spend beyond the events they attend.
New Plymouth in Taranaki will host Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s 2024 conference.
BEIA’s Lisa Hopkins on the development of a new national strategy for NZ’s business events industry.
But delegate numbers remain as strong as ever, say business events leaders.
Picton is preparing for a buoyant cruise season with around 120,000 passengers and 42,000 crew expected from October.
The week aims to raise the profile of the industry, recognise its value, and celebrate achievement.
More than 300 delegates including 200 travel agents are gathering in Auckland this week for the Travel Managers Australia conference at Te Pae Christchurch.
More than 200 industry professionals have converged on Shantytown near Greymouth for the West Coast Tourism Summit.
The airline is exploring more direct regional connections to be serviced with new aircraft.
A call goes out for industry to engage with the education sector to ensure it gets the workforce it needs.
New Zealand’s backpacker industry is making a steady recovery from the pandemic with some operators managing to hit pre-Covid levels but significant challenges remain.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s MEETINGS has generated an estimated value of $157m for New Zealand business events following the conference at Tākina Wellington in June.
The global cruise industry is bouncing back fast from the pandemic with a record 32 million passengers expected in 2023, says CLIA.
The industry is seeing a strong recovery with passenger numbers this season expected to exceed the 2018-19 record.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa has announced the first tranche of speakers for its annual conference in Marlborough.
The Auckland Convention Bureau says it has secured 148 new business events through to 2027, resulting in an estimated economic impact of $64.4m.
Around 300 delegates are expected to attend the International H2 2 ZERO Summit on the possibilities for hydrogen-based transport and energy solutions.
Around 200 chemical engineers and scientists will converge on the Hilton Auckland in October for the Chemeca 2023 conference.
Tākina Wellington Convention Centre will host the 2025 World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music for the event’s first time in New Zealand.
Electrify heat or electrify transport – those are the two options tourism operators have to reduce their climate emissions, says Malcolm Johns.
Invercargill will be the host city for the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s annual conference next year.
The current mandatory seven-day Covid isolation requirement could be about to go.
The Waikato Chamber of Commerce will host around 60 delegates from chambers around the country at the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Conference next month.
ITOs are heading to the association’s annual conference and trade show in Rotorua this week.
A record 38 inbound tourism operators are expected to attend The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s annual conference and tourism trade event next week.
A new national cruise strategy is being developed, which will aim to unify and grow the industry in New Zealand.
Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre will host Local Government New Zealand’s annual conference in August 2024.
Data, decarbonisation, and the work-life balance are some of the key elements that can help holiday parks succeed, according to an industry panel.
Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre will host the Holiday Parks New Zealand Conference in 2024.
Operators and industry are gathering in Rotorua for the annual Holiday Parks New Zealand conference.
Te Pae Christchurch general manager Ross Steele has been appointed to the International Association of Convention Centres board.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s annual conference in Marlborough will include international keynote speakers from International Congress and Convention Association next month.
Hundreds of school board members have converged on the Rotorua Energy Events Centre over the weekend for the 33rd New Zealand School Trustees Association annual conference.
Around 200 delegates are expected to attend the Bus and Coach Association’s 2023 conference in Christchurch at the Wolfbrook Arena this September.
Rotorua will host two large international forestry conferences in 2024 and another one the following year.
After steering Hospitality NZ through the pandemic, White signs off on an ’empty tank’ but with high hopes for the resilient industry.
Rotorua will be the host city for Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s MEETINGS 2024.
Happy Travels chief executive Eddy Brown and ROADY founder Roscoe Price Moor will be among the speakers at the Backpacker and Youth Adventure Tourism Association 2023 conference in Christchurch.
The new goal follows 84 bids worth $120m in FY23, with 54 confirmed wins so far.
RotoruaNZ, HOT Events and Kim Chan Events have been crowned the winners of the Best Stand Awards at MEETINGS 2023.
The five-day forum will bring together industry, govt, and other stakeholders to focus on opportunities in the high-value sector.
Southern venues are seeing significant growth thanks to increased investment and development.
Te Pā Tū Rotorua’s summer season has hundreds of visitors through the doors every week with the reintroduction of cruise, but its quieter months are coming with a focus on food events and the returning MICE sector.
More than 1,000 business event professionals gathered at Te Papa for the opening of BEIA’s MEETINGS.
NZ’s new generation of convention centres is helping to rejuvenate an industry hit hard by the pandemic.
After a booming domestic market due to closed borders followed by a burst from returning internationals, caution has taken hold in the accommodation sector.
BEIA’s boss on pushing sustainability at this week’s MEETINGS, including an effort to become a net carbon zero certified event.