Could you be our next problem-solverator and event-make-it-happenator?
Conference Innovators (CI) is on the lookout for a full-time Digital and Event Coordinator to join their team in Auckland.
From humble beginnings, CI has grown in size and reputation to establish itself as one of New Zealand’s premier conference organisers. With offices located in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington - we’ve managed everything from workshops for 15, international congresses for 2000, and fully virtual events for 3000! We’re a tight-knit bunch of event professionals who love what we do! This is the perfect opportunity to join our collaborative environment and take the next step in your events career.
Reporting to the Business Director, you will primarily be responsible for assisting with planning and delivering our conference and events. You will contribute to the smooth and efficient running of events, while liaising and building relationships with the events team, and clients to ensure that the customer experience exceeds their expectations.
To be successful in this role, similar role experience, or knowledge of the events business is desirable. Strong PC skills and knowledge of a variety of software applications is also essential.
We are keen to hear from professional individuals who are organised, self-motivated and able to work professionally with committees and project teams.
So, if you’re a confident communicator who thrives on problem-solving and challenges, while having fun and supporting others – then apply now! We would love to hear from you!
All applications must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.
Manager, Global Accounts - Hospitality Sales Experience a Major Advantage
Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch
HelmsBriscoe is expanding its presence in Australasia and are looking for multiple people to join our growing team in New Zealand. This is an ideal opportunity for professionals who have hotel meeting planning or sales experience, are looking for a change and who would prefer to work for themselves.
HelmsBriscoe offers full training and support and our business coaches will help you to develop your own portfolio of clients. Your clients can be located in New Zealand or anywhere else in the world and can include any individual company or organisation booking a hotel or meeting/event space and/or accommodation for a group of 10+ people.
As a HelmsBrsicoe Associate, you would:
1. Consult with each client to understand their meeting/event needs and priorities
2. Research, select and present the most suitable hotels/venues
3. Support the client in their decision-making-process
4. Negotiate the best rates and conditions with the preferred hotel/venue
5. Review the contract with the client
The ideal candidate enjoys proactive sales, is a great networker and excellent at building and maintaining long term relationships with clients and venues.
Each HelmsBriscoe Associate provides a personalised service to their clients, supported by the largest venue sourcing company in the world contributing more than USD$10 billion to the industry in the past 5 years alone.
We do not charge a fee to join our organisation and you will be self-employed as an independent contractor. If you are thinking of setting up your own business, or are already self-employed, then you may wish to consider becoming a part of a global team of 1,400+ HelmsBriscoe Associates in 55 countries. This is a flexible full time home-based business opportunity and can be tailored to meet your personal needs. It's the ideal business with which to create the perfect work-life balance and for those wishing to spend precious time with their families. You will be paid a commission by HelmsBriscoe based on your sales performance (no salary) and there is unlimited earning potential.
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A fast paced and demanding role in an exciting environment that is well on its way to being NZ’s largest hotel.
Reporting to the Director of Sales and Marketing and having worked in small teams, you know all about getting stuck in with all areas of marketing. You'll have help from a team of 3 reporting to you and together you'll manage our PR, media, e-business, creative and social media, being both hands on, a great leader and team player, with a strategic focus.
You'll be responsible for the advertising budget, smashing our marketing plan out of the park, all the while working with guidelines from our head office. Working closely with team members across the hotel like our photogenic Executive Chef, our award winning Chuan Spa team and our one-in-a-million mixologist in Our Land is Alive, there's always an angle to work for a great piece, you always have help at your doorstep.
You'll have to keep your skates too. This is a fast paced role with many facets, there is always something just round the corner that you'll have your eye on. This is not the role for someone new to the market, new to the industry, nor someone that doesn't have a sense of urgency.
It's great if you come from a hotel background but if you don't, you are still in with more than a fighting chance. If you have experience leading a team, working with a luxury brand and in the Auckland market (maybe you are working in a advertising agency or have had your own business) you can make the cut. Show us your passion, energy and ideas and that could seal the deal.
What could you do with these amazing opportunities?
The total remuneration package includes all sorts of treats, here's some to get you thinking:
- Amazing team and exciting challenges
- $4 a day car parking
- Complimentary dry cleaning
- Discounts on dining and accommodation
- Free afternoon tea, dinner in Eight, an overnight stay
and this is the tip of the iceberg!
We are looking for an energetic, forward thinking, and experienced Functions and Events Manager who will thrive on working in a fast-paced environment and has exceptional organisational skills with an eye for detail.
Highlands is an international destination for events, tourism, and activities so you will need to be able to manage diverse groups through a variety of our experiences, from Go-Karts to activities on track, and F & B operations. No two groups are really the same and we pride ourselves on delivering the exceptional – so exceptional needs to be your benchmark.
Highlands also hosts two – three major motorsport events each year, and you’ll be responsible for managing the off-track logistics of these events - while motorsport experience is not necessary, previous event management experience is a must.
Customer service, both internally and externally will be your number one priority. You’ll be able to multitask and prioritise your workload accordingly. This hands-on role will be incredibly rewarding for the successful candidate.
You’ll need to have great computer skills, excellent personal presentation, and a can-do assertive attitude. You’ll need to have flexibility to work weekends and overtime to cover functions demand as Highlands is a seven day a week operation. This is a varied and busy role that that will draw on your previous events management experience.
The Profile of the ideal candidate:
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively and confidently with a wide range of people.
- Experience working in an event management/ functions manager role – minimum 3 years.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritise deadlines and workload.
- Excellent negotiation and financial/budgeting skills
- Sound analysis, problem solving and decision-making skills.
- Flexible approach to work with an ability to adapt to change.
- Meticulous with an eye for detail.
- Have a proactive, positive, and can-do attitude.
- Ability to work autonomously and take ownership of the role.
- Computer literate and proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Excellent customer service skills, with the ability to think on your feet.
If you’ve finished reading and you are thinking – that’s me – then we want to hear from you – NOW! Our current Functions and Event Manager is going on maternity leave in August. This will be a full time role from the starting date through until August 2022.
Events & Communications Coordinator for Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA)
Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) is the industry body for the business events sector and we are seeking an exceptional Events & Communications Coordinator to join our small but mighty team.
This role is pivotal, working with the Team and interacting with our valued Members, and will provide the successful candidate with a unique perspective of the business events sector.
BEIA manages several events, in particular MEETINGS, our BEIA Annual Conference, Regional Industry updates as well as Mentoring and Educational Programmes. Specifically, this role requires someone with previous event coordination experience, with knowledge and a keen interest in event technology. Experience in EventsAIR is preferred. If not, then a demonstration of a strong aptitude in this area would be required. You will be the key administrator responsible for event planning, attendee registration and project support.
This key role is also responsible for the dispatch of all communications, management of social media, management of the client database and will be part of a special projects team focused on updating our website. You will be IT literate with strong skills across all Microsoft Office suite.
You will have excellent written and verbal skills, an understanding of social media and a discerning eye for detail and what does and doesn't look good. An interest and passion for the events industry, with excellent interpersonal skills, creative as well as curious, confident to show initiative and enjoy being a key part of a small Team.
The role is varied, from creating newsletters or developing a social media plan to ensure we stay connected with our Members, to working onsite at an event you helped to coordinate. You must be highly organized and able to multi-task and manage time.
All applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.
Full Time Role
Based in Takapuna, Auckland
Full time, Permanent
New Zealand is the ultimate Business Events destination and our job is to make sure the world knows! Our Business Events team is responsible for promoting New Zealand as a world-class destination for conferences and incentives. We provide expertise and practical support to make it easier for groups and organisations to hold business events in New Zealand.
Business events deliver a range of advantages to New Zealand: high value international visitors, economic benefits for the tourism industry, global profile raising, and opportunities for knowledge exchange, professional networking and economic growth.
What will you be doing / Ngā whainga
Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) manages and administers the Conference Assistance Programme (CAP) Fund which enables TNZ to bid for international conferences and incentive programmes.
This role supports the Business Development and Marketing teams to grow strong business relationships with the New Zealand and the International Business Events Industry. You will work alongside internal teams and a range of organisations, such as, professional conference organisers, academic institutions, and associations.
You will coordinate and support, small TNZ and industry events in New Zealand which are critical to the success of this team, plus project co-ordination for tradeshows and New Zealand famils, will be a key part of this role.
What you will need / Ngā pūkenga mō tēnei tūranga
The role requires a highly motivated administer who has loads of initiative and who thrives in a busy working environment, where no two days are the same.
You will be a team player, who has a passion for research and sales and enjoys supporting bespoke projects and events. If you have experience in the conference and incentive sector within New Zealand and/or internationally this would be great, but not necessary. You’ll have a proven track record in building strong rapport and trust with both internal and external stakeholders and will understand the importance of ensuring these relationships are maintained. You will be an effective communicator, with proven writing and editing skills and have a good eye for detail.
Sound like you? Māu rānei?
If you are genuinely passionate about New Zealand and want to work to alongside a great team culture and become part of a fun, global team with shared goals of enriching New Zealand, then this might be the role for you?
Hono mai ki a mātou (come join us!)
To apply please click here and send us your cv and cover letter.
Applications close: Tuesday 15th June.
Professional Conference Organisers - Conferences & Events Ltd is recruiting for a Conference
Manager, based in Wellington or possible option to work remotely.
C&E have been leaders in the conference organising sector in New Zealand since 1990. We are based in Willis Street in central Wellington. The Person we are looking for will be someone who has a proven career track record with a minimum of 3+ years experience in a PCO management role.
Your role will require you to:
· Work closely with different clients working in various industries to understand their desired outcomes, and ensure the vision for their conference is achieved.
· Take the lead on all aspects of organising multi faceted conferences and events; in person, virtual and hybrid.
· Have exceptional communication skills and be skilled in facilitating and developing relationships.
· Have well developed project management skills, which will include financial/budgeting, marketing, research and technical abilities.
· Regular travel to plan and deliver meetings and events.
To succeed and enjoy this role you need to have the following skills and traits:
· A curious and proactive ‘can do’ personality and be keen to grow professionally
· Have an understanding of, and be interested in working with our team to develop our online offerings in the hybrid and virtual environment.
· Love a challenge and not be intimidated working in moments of high pressure
· Be up to speed and plugged into social media marketing and business engagement
· Innovative and creative thinker
· Have the ability to engage and communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
· You will be working alongside and supported by an experienced group of professionals and be part of a small team environment – so you’ll want to get involved and fully participate
· Experience of working with 'EventsAir' event management software desirable.
We will be reviewing applications as we receive them. Applications will close when we have found the right person.
Applicants must already have New Zealand residency.