A group of experts who study hard-shelled aquatic creatures have found Wellington the ideal place to delve a little deeper. The 10th International Crustacean Congress held at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa attracted carcinologists from 24 countries.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa welcomes the lifting of all New Zealand’s COVID-19 restrictions from today (15 August 2023).
The New Zealand Government says over the past month reported COVID-19 cases have hit their lowest levels since February 2022 and now is the time to remove all requirements including seven-day mandatory isolation.
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.
CASE STUDY:- The 10th World Avocado Congress was a smash hit in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. New Zealand’s strong agritech industry, horticulture sector and destination appeal attracted a delegation far exceeding expectations, with 1160 attendees including 750 international delegates from as far afield as Mexico, Peru and South Africa.
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.
In this May/June 2023 edition our cover story takes you to Wellington and we also visit Southland/Fiordland, and the West Coast. We look at the latest team building experiences, review the Rotorua Australian Roadshow and provide our regular industry news, events, people on the move and social pages. Of course we also have updates from our key partners BEIA and NZEA.
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has hit a major operational milestone, notching up one year since its first conference. Since 2 May 2022, the Centre has hosted 234 events for more than 129,700 delegates – including 70 conventions, seven exhibitions, 76 banquets, 79 meetings and seminars and two live entertainment events – generating more than $50 million* in direct economic value for the city of Ōtautahi Christchurch during that time.
In this March/April edition we bring you the latest news from the Northland/Bay of Islands, Hamilton/Waikato and Dunedin/Central Otago regions. We look at the latest offering from Brisbane and review the recent AIME event. We’ll have our regular industry news, events, people on the move and social happenings; and of course updates from our key partners BEIA and NZEA.
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