Bold, vibrant and inspiring – Spice magazine’s spring issue is out now! Unveiling the annual Hot 100 services and suppliers, the spring issue of Spice magazine celebrates the talent, creativity and innovation shaping the business events industry.
The Australian general manager of New Zealand’s first next-generation convention centre has just put his venue in the global spotlight. Te Pae Christchurch GM, Ross Steele has just been appointed to the board of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), which will bring new visibility to both his venue and New Zealand’s strengthening appeal for international conventions.
In the this edition our cover story takes you to Rotorua along with Taupo and Tauranga/Bay of Plenty. In Australia we learn more about Brisbane and take a closer look at Geelong and The Bellarine. We also report on famil visits around Australia and New Zealand. We bring you highlights from MEETINGS 2023 along with the latest industry news, events, social scene and people on the move. As always we have the latest happenings from our key partners BEIA, NZEA, PCOA and St John.
Business Events Victoria (BEV) is pleased to announce a strategic change to the organisation’s structure. Chris Porter will step into the role of General Manager Business Events with Adeline Keh taking on the position of Executive Officer. Adeline has over eight (8) years’ experience with BEV and is a familiar face to industry since 2014.
Fostering meaningful connections and opening doors to exciting new collaborations. Barry Neame, CEM, PCOA President, and Maxine Tod, Director Business Partnerships, were proud to represent PCOA at the highly successful Meetings 2023 held at Tākina – Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre last week.
Mark your calendars for the 15th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, taking place from 10 -12 December 2023 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. PCOA23 promises to be a one-of-a-kind opportunity for business event professionals to network, learn, and grow together.
Business Events Adelaide has added to its bid team after securing increased funding from the Malinauskas government. “The State Government’s investment in the organisation has been much welcomed, and is a clear signal that the Government sees business events as a sensible no-risk high-return investment in the State’s economic future,” said Business Events Adelaide CEO Damien Kitto.
The Federal Government has today confirmed a $2 million allocation to measure the impact and benefit of business events.
ICMS Australasia (ICMSA) has expanded its geographic footprint and opened an office in Christchurch, New Zealand. Karen Hamilton, who has been working in the New Zealand business events sector for the past 16 years, has assumed the new role of Director New Zealand.
Two organisations are looking for leadership replacements after Mark Day announced this week via social media that he was leaving the business events industry. Day, who has been with Business Events Geelong for 10 years as its Business Events Manager, will leave for a career change in the real estate industry in a few weeks.