Sept Oct 2013 - page 1

South Island business event
suppliers lapped up their own
trade show with Convene South
happening on September 3. At
the welcome reception at Novotel
Christchurch Cathedral Square are
Caroline Blanchfield, Christchurch &
Canterbury Convention Bureau; Bree
Reynen, Dunedin Convention Bureau;
Tonya Jones, IPENZ Engineering
New Zealand and Catherine Lee,
Vbase. See coverage from Convene
South, including three Canterbury
familiarisation tours on page 54.
Being held in Nelson on November 6
and 7, the conference will have the theme
‘Together towards tomorrow’ and will
include an indepth session on collaborating
(while retaining a competitive environment)
to meet the challenges of the future.
Specific topics will include making
sure that existing and future convention
centres are financially viable. This is in
the light of a probable three new facilities
coming on line – in Auckland, Christchurch
and Queenstown.
The session will also address the preferred
attributes of a new chief executive, with
Major changes and developments in the conference industry
will occupy the minds of delegates at this year’s Conventions
& Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Conference.
...continued on page 4
incumbent Alan Trotter having announced
earlier this year that he will be leaving his
role early 2014.
The third major topic will be professional
development and how this can be supported
by CINZ.
The conversation will be led by Janis
Future focus for
sector’s conference
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