The opening cocktail function at this year's Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo has proved a standout, with hosted buyers treated to an evening at the Old Melbourne Gaol.
Home to notorious crims including Ned Kelly, the gaol was decked out to provide a truly 'one-of-kind' experience for attendees at this year's event.
There were some bowls being played at the Point Chev Bowling Club last Wednesday but most people were simply enjoying catching up with good friends at The Production & Music Agency's Christmas do.
Christmas wreaths were the order of the day when Heritage Auckland Hotel invited business events practitioners to a Christmas function on the pool deck last week.
General manager Marcus Keenan says 2017 has been a strong year all round, including in the conference, meetings and incentives sectors. And he says 2018 looks like being another strong performance.
The Hamilton & Waikato Business Events team hosted 13 guests in the mighty Waikato this past week on their last multi-day famil of the year.
On the agenda for the guests were Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre, Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waikato Tainui College, University of Waikato, Hamilton Airport Venues, Sudima Hotel, SKYCITY Hamilton and more.
Pullman Auckland saw November away and headed into Christmas with a function for meeting and conference planners, as well as a few travel wholesalers, last week.