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Convene Q: What a welcome!

Thursday, 20 July 2017 01:32


Igloos, fireworks, jet packs and more - the Convene Q 2017 Welcome Function at Customs House Brisbane kicked off with a bang. 

While buyers and exhibitors networked, Jetpack Events and Skylighter fireworks teamed up for the first time ever, bringing the audience an action-packed pyrotechnic show right next to Brisbane's famous Story Bridge. 

Organisers wine and dine with Australia

Monday, 03 July 2017 04:08

New Zealand incentive and conference organisers, corporate agents and media were treated to some behind the scenes Australian winery action, some blind tastings and even a drop of 100-year-old port at the event, at a lavish function in Auckland recently. There was also bottle of fine red to take home.
Business Events Australia in partnership with Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia hosted the function at White Studios in Auckland, highlighting five specific wineries.
South Australian winery d’Arenberg shared details of its newest venue, the architect-designed d’Arenberg Cube, set to open in late 2017. With a vintage being laid down every year since 1878, Seppeltsfield Wines, also from South Australia, gave guests an exclusive tasting of their 1917 port. Also from South Australia, The Lane Vineyard showcased their ‘blend your own’ experience whilst Tasmanian winery Moorilla, situated at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), demonstrated the relationship between art with wine. The Mornington Peninsula's Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove offered guests a glimpse into their ‘Estate to Plate’ experience, a guided exploration of the property’s two acres of kitchen gardens, olive groves and extensive sculpture collection.

Seen at ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

Monday, 08 May 2017 03:00

An unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver and their boss, an eccentric billionaire

named Howard Hughes, brought nearly 150 trade and corporate clients to Heritage Hotels’ annual chick flick movie in May.

Centrepiece on show at Auckland Museum

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 22:58

A number of conference and events organisers gathered at the Auckland Museum last night where the team at Centrepiece put on an exclusive showcase of their latest work. 

Taste Marlborough

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 21:09

A ramped up Marlborough flew in a taste of the region to Wellington PCOs and potential clients last week.

Business Events Marlborough treated the group to a wine and food matching evening, with wines by Cloudy Bay and canapes, sponsored by some of top Marlborough producers and created by celebrity chef Martin Bosley, at the Mojo St James.

We wanted to bring a taste of Marlborough to Wellington, says Nikki Roche, Business Events Marlborough business development manager. ‘A lot of our target clients are based here, obviously being so close, just 15 minutes flying time away.

‘Everything has really ramped up in Marlborough; we have the new ASB Theatre next door to the Convention Centre, the expanded five star Chateau Marlborough now with 80 rooms, Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre now has two exhibition halls , the new, luxury Marlborough Lodge, and we have added council support with more business events marketing funding so it’s exciting times.

At the event, Cloudy Bay brand experience ambassador, Nicky Hewett, took guests through the wine tasting, and introduced the winery’s new ‘Destination Catalogue’, offering five tailored, exclusive experiences from Cloudy Bay.