Three exciting regional famil options are among the highlights for incentive operators and meeting planners who attend a major business events expo in Brisbane on 18 July.
Convene Queensland (Convene Q) will showcase more than 100 venues, accommodation choices, attractions, activities, theme and audio visual companies, speakers and other suppliers in the state. It is ideal for association executives, professional conference organisers, executive administrators and others who organise meetings, functions, trade shows and others who organise business events in Queensland.
Convene Q general manager Allyssa Eastaugh says that while delegates are welcome to attend the show only, they can get extra value out of exploring further through the event’s highly regarded famil programme – open to hosted buyers from around Australia and New Zealand.
As Convene 2017 came to a close yesterday, it was time to shine the spotlight on who had the best stands.
We had four prizes to give out: Best Individual Stand, the runner up for Best Individual Stand, the Best Regional Stand, and the runner up for the Best Regional Stand.
Brett Jeffery from the Australian Society of Association Executives (Ausae) and Rachel Cook from Conference Innovators were on hand to judge. With such a wide array of stands and booths on display, it was a hard task for the judges.
Convene 2017 saw a wide range of industry players and visitors come together for what was a busy, productive and successful event,
all under the one roof at the new venue of the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, Auckland.
Karyn Spencer, chief operating officer at Vodafone Events centre, says hosting Convene 2017 exceeded expectations.
‘The day buyers in particular were focused and engaged and open to new possibilities. They seemed really willing to spend the time to hear what the exhibitors had to offer as opposed to ‘just popping in,’ she explains.
Spencer says the post-lunchtime buzz had a really energy to it, and the easy access and free parking was a hit with buyers and exhibitors alike.
Convene 2017 is officially underway at the Vodafone Events Centre today, but it all started at the Welcome Function last night at the Rapids Bar at Vector Wero Whitewater Park.
Over nibbles and drinks, attendees got the chance to mix and mingle, network and talk about what is on show on the trade floor at Convene 2017.
Check out our photos from the event, courtesy of Rapley Photography.
Convene 2017 kicks off this week, taking place at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau for the first time.
Convene showcases products and services from across the North Island to buyers from New Zealand and Australia.
The event enables organisers of conferences, meetings and incentives to source a diverse range of North Island products and services in one day.