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August 2022 newsletter

Persistence rewarded for events industry

After 15 months and four postponements, 270 delegates finally came together at the Napier War Memorial Centre to share knowledge and celebrate the industry at the New Zealand Events Association (NZEA) Conference. Hosted by Napier Conferences & Events, the NZEA Conference ran for two days of workshops, plenary sessions and keynote speakers on 26-27 July.… Read More »Persistence rewarded for events industry

A taste of Palmy and the Manawatū

Palmy and the Manawatū are an established business ecosystem that is well connected and home to some of the brightest minds in Aotearoa. The region offers a great return-on-investment for organisations running their conference here, with excellent value across a range of venues, accommodation and conference services. Unique venues include an iconic brewery, grand theatre,… Read More »A taste of Palmy and the Manawatū

Fiji bounces back for business events

Following the strong rebound of Fiji’s leisure sector which saw 15,117 Kiwi residents visit Fiji in June, making up 24.3% of international arrivals into Fiji, New Zealand companies have also begun to return to Fiji for their business events. Tourism Fiji has responded to this demand with the appointment of Melissa Natawake  as Business Events & MICE Manager,… Read More »Fiji bounces back for business events

Novotel Christchurch Airport open

The appointment of  Mirelle Liang  as Conference & Events Sales Manager at Novotel Christchurch Airport comes as business events start to fly for the hotel after its reopening on 1 July. Mirelle’s previous event organising experience at Christchurch City Mission, along with six years in conference sales at Chateau on the Park, Double Tree by… Read More »Novotel Christchurch Airport open

Training and collaboration key

The need for training and reconnection is greater than ever in the business events sector following the disruption over the past two years. This was evident at a Tourism Marketing Solutions sales training workshop hosted by Tania Adolphe and Sarah Hillman in Rotorua in April. The initiative was driven by RotoruaNZ’s business development manager business… Read More »Training and collaboration key