The government has injected $950,000 in support of the 8th World Conference of the International Working Group on Women in Sport in Auckland in 2022.
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is launching a ‘Taste of Te Pae’ pop-up activation event ahead of the venue’s launch later this year.
NZCA chair Debbie Summers said the decision was made because of the ongoing impacts of Covid-19 on the industry.
Under Hayward’s watch, ACB had secured approximately $275m worth of business events for Auckland.
One of Asia Pacific’s flagship annual business events showcases has been cancelled due to uncertainty wrought by Covid-19 border closures.
The association’s CEO says the hard-hit business events sector is desperate for an uninterrupted year.
The 2025 event is expected to attract 2500 delegates to Auckland.
New Zealand’s first ‘future of work’ festival RemoteTogether will be hosted in Queenstown from 8-13 March 2021.
Starting a new business in the middle of the pandemic may be a scary idea to some, but was necessary to deliver what was promised to clients, says the new directors of Motive Events.
Tourism businesses that reduced prices for the domestic market must prepare to start lifting them again for the return of international travellers, according to Tourism Export Council of New Zealand chief executive Lynda Keene.
Tourism operators, agencies and inbound tour operators from around the country gathered at the Heritage Hotel in Auckland for Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s 2020 Xmas Symposium.
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.
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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.