MEETINGS Preview 2022

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Welcome to MEETINGS 2021, a BEIA event Kia ora and welcome to our special MEETINGS 2021 Preview Magazine, with thanks to our partners at Meeting Newz. We all know how challenging the past 15 months have been for the industry. With MEETINGS postponing in 2020, the first time in its 25-year history, it clearly left a void. We are so fortunate in New Zealand to be able to hold this event in 2021, and to welcome buyers from across New Zealand and Australia. We saw it first at BE Reconnected in December, and we are really seeing it at MEETINGS. The demand to meet face to face and connect. This has resulted in a very strong response to our hosted buyer programme with 110 New Zealand and over 60 Australian Hosted Buyers and media this year. Our Day Buyer programme is open for any buyer who is keen to visit the show over the two days without appointments, and is again proving very popular this year. It is extraordinary to look back and reflect on how long we have been kept apart from our neighbours to the West. How much we have simply taken for granted our ability to fly to Australia or the Pacific Islands, or indeed the world. How much we now appreciate that privilege. BEIA is extremely grateful for the support of Air New Zealand, our principal sponsor. We truly value the relationship we have with Air New Zealand which has allowed our industry to survive domestically and is now bringing our Australian guests to our shores. There is something special about stepping on board an Air New Zealand plane when you are overseas, the entire New Zealand experience begins from the very first kia ora at check in to the mā te wā when you arrive. Lisa Hopkins - Chief Executive Business Events Industry Aotearoa This year, more than ever, the industry has proactively partnered and collaborated with BEIA to ensure that this MEETINGS will be delivered with and from the heart. From the moment you walk through the doors at the Welcome event to your first interaction on the floor, we hope everyone, buyers, guests and exhibitors will feel genuine warmth and manaakitanga, care and hospitality, at MEETINGS. Our partners are long-standing, and we are always grateful for the opportunity to work alongside ASB Showgrounds, our venue partner; EventsAIR, our technology partner; and Peek Exhibition who started working with BEIA on this event 25 years ago. Auckland once again plays host to MEETINGS and our thanks to the Auckland Convention Bureau, who are committed to ensuring the hosted buyer experience is amplified. MEETINGS is synonymous with generosity and hospitality. The many supporting sponsors and the host hotels epitomise this, and we at BEIA continue to be in awe of their commitment and enthusiasm to our manuhiri, our guests. We have been overwhelmed by the offers to ensure guests truly experience something special while they are here. Tourism New Zealand is a premier industry partner and they have been in lock step with us throughout the MEETINGS journey. Along with Air New Zealand, they are supporting not only our guests from across the Tasman to join us, but also our all-important media partners who help spread the word on New Zealand and our industry, internationally. Tourism New Zealand will also be hosting the Regional Destination Zone, ensuring buyers get a taste of New Zealand’s incredible and diverse regions. Once again, the regional presence at MEETINGS is strong and we are delighted to welcome the stunning Central Otago region and the awe-inspiring coastal Kaikōura region for the first time. I am so proud of BEIA team and want to acknowledge Jen Henshaw, Claire Steele, Sharon Auld, Ani Santos, Nicky Tilsley and Trish Kennedy. Like any event, MEETINGS brings with it, its fair share of highs and lows. Throughout it all, the team have been driven to ensure MEETINGS delivers more meaningful and productive business opportunities for all. Whether it’s introducing a customer to a great new service that will make their event even more memorable, or helping a member uncover a new piece of business. I believe they have delivered on that objective and more. We can’t wait to see you walk through the doors at the ASB Showgrounds and wish you all a highly successful event! Nga mihi nui, Lisa Hopkins Chief Executive Business Events Industry Aotearoa 2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW 3 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW

Tuesday 14 June 11.00am – 3.00pm Exhibitor Pack In 9.00am – 3.30pm Ōtautahi Christchurch Host City Famil for Hosted buyers 5.00pm – 7.30pm MEETINGSWelcome Function Wednesday 15 June 8.15am Day One of MEETINGS - Exhibition opens 8.30am – 9.00am MEETINGS Opening Ceremony 9.00am – 9.10am Get ready for your first meeting 9.10am – 10.05am MEETINGS appointment programme (3 meetings of 15 minutes) 10.05am – 10.35am Morning Tea 10.40am – 12.15pm MEETINGS appointment programme (5 meetings of 15 minutes) 12.15pm – 2.00pm Lunch Networking and Celebrity Speakers Showcase 2.05pm – 3.15pm MEETINGS appointment programme (4 meetings of 15 minutes) 3.15pm – 3.45pm Afternoon Tea 3.50pm – 4.45pm MEETINGS appointment programme (3 meetings of 15 minutes) 4.45pm End of Day One 4.45pm Transfer to Host Hotels 6.00pm Host Hotel Cocktail Hour for Hosted buyers 7.00pm Evening at Leisure for Hosted buyers and exhibitors Thursday 16 June 8.30am Day Two of MEETINGS - Exhibition opens 8.50am – 10.05am MEETINGS appointment programme (4 meetings of 15 minutes) 10.05am – 10.35am Morning Tea 10.40am – 12.15pm MEETINGS appointment programme (5 meetings of 15 minutes) 12.15pm – 2.00pm Lunch Networking and Celebrity Speakers Showcase 2.05pm – 3.55pm MEETINGS appointment programme (6 meetings of 15 minutes) 4.00pm End of Day Two 3.55pm – 5.30pm Exhibitor Pack Out 7.00pm – 12.00am MEETINGS Gala Celebration Please note this programme is subject to change 1 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW MEETINGS2022 programme 2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW 4 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW

WARMWELCOME FROM ŌTAUTAHI CHRISTCHURCH MEETINGS 2022 event director, Jen Henshaw says this year’s MEETINGS welcome function will incorporate a warm reception from host city Ōtautahi Christchurch for buyers, media, exhibitors and VIP guests. “Guests will be welcomed to the city at Christchurch Town Hall, a venue which never fails to bring a sense of excitement and occasion,” she says. ChristchurchNZ Business Events is producing a ceremony designed to Ōtautahi Christchurch will come to life on stage at Christchurch Town Hall on 14 June to welcome guests to the first MEETINGS held in the city for 14 years. surprise and delight visitors. “We know our guests will enjoy this chance to reconnect with familiar faces and make new connections, while experiencing the extraordinary kai (food) from around Waitaha, Canterbury,” she says. “Our thanks to Venues Ōtautahi for hosting us at the stunning Town Hall, along with its award-winning catering, capturing the essence of Canterbury region’s food basket.” With styling by Kim Chan Events, Christchurch’s acclaimed bespoke floral design and full event theming company, the welcome function will have a distinct South Island flavour. Multi-Media is working on audiovisual and production elements for the cultural welcome ceremony, while Shipley’s is looking after audio-visual for the welcome event. The Production Agency, now with a new office in Christchurch, is arranging superb local entertainment, along with Johnson and Laird who are behind the MC for the evening. The room will be finished with table linen from Pacific Linen and furniture from Exhibition Hire. 2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW Welcome function2021 5 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW

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TPA expands AV and entertainment services across NewZealand The Production Agency (TPA) is expanding its specialist audio visual and entertainment services across New Zealand, with the opening of a South Island office in Christchurch. our customers, especially those who have multiple events scheduled across the country. It will open up opportunities for us like never before,” he says. “The Production Agency event schedule is well and truly underway, JR (John Robertson), director of the Production Agency says the team are excited to have a truly nationwide offering, now servicing the whole of Aotearoa. “This is going to be great for us and 2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW and 2022 is looking to be a big year as the industry lights up again. We are really looking forward to engaging with everyone after a tough couple of years and helping to work through their requirements. “It’s fantastic to have the phone ringing again. Momentum is building as confidence grows, and we are more than ready.” TPA has a long-standing reputation for delivering exceptional entertainment at MEETINGS. It supplied all AV and entertainment for last year’s successful gala dinner, and again will be supporting both the welcome function and gala dinner this year in Christchurch. “Top of mind for TPA as we grow nationally, is the importance of continuing to exceed customer expectations, maintaining the trusted reputation we have built, and delivering top class events every time. “Come and visit us at stand number 272 at MEETINGS 2022 in Christchurch. We would love to see you and update you on all our news and reconnect with you about your event needs,” Robertson says. To contact JR, please call 021 275 7965 or email TheProduction Agencysupplied allAVand entertainment at lastyear’s MEETINGSgala dinner Sustainability initiatives “New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it,” MEETINGS event manager, Jen Henshaw says. Tourism New Zealand’s Knowledge Sessions each day include a presentation from Tourism New Zealand Tiaki brand and partnership manager, Cameron Hayes. He will be explaining the concept of Tiaki (care for people and place) and how event organisers can incorporate it into their next conference or event. ChristchurchNZ is showcasing two local initiatives with a sustainability message at MEETINGS this year. Bead and Proceed is a social enterprise Sustainability is top of mind at MEETINGS 2022 and again this year, the event will offer opportunities for businesses who focus on protecting Papatūānuku (mother earth) tomeet with organisers, identifyingways to be involved in future business events through partnerships or experiences. that exists to educate people on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and inspire action towards them through creativity. They offer a range of tactile workshops and experiences and have curated an inspiring activity perfect for conferences, summits and events: ‘Bead and Proceed Impact.’ Each attendee paints a bead in the colour of the SDG they want to commit to and the beads are woven into a stunning beaded mural. Founder Bridget Williams says the beaded artwork serves as visual data and a symbol of weaving together our collective actions to make change. “Now more than ever, individuals and businesses are looking for ways to make real impact and be part of a unique experience – Bead and Proceed Impact offers just that and inspires us all to create the change we want to see in the world,” she says. The Christchurch Foundation has Kaitiakitanga (guardianship and protection) as one of three pillars of its long term strategy. The foundation is committed to helping create a better city through the funding and delivery of projects that restore and protect the region’s environment, enhance biodiversity and tackle climate change. The Tūī Corridor project in partnership with Meridian Energy has seen the planting of thousands of native seedings to encourage native tūī birds back into the city. This project is one example of how conferences can give back to greater Ōtautahi Christchurch by donating funds to buy native seedlings or they could donate time and come to a planting day. The foundation works with event organisers to develop a bespoke legacy programme for each event that makes an impact. 8 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW MEET IN THE CENTRE 470+ YEARS OF COMBINED EVENT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE BY YOUR SIDE VISIT US ON STAND 245 AT MEETINGS WANT A VENUE CENTRED AROUND EXPERIENCE?

ChristchurchAttractions EVENTSAIRAND TOUCHPOINT DELIVER SEAMLESS TECHNOLOGY CHRISTCHURCH GONDOLA Touchpoint will be showcasing its state-of-the-art contactless self-check-in stations for attendees this year. As an EventsAIR Platinum Partner, Touchpoint specialises in providing operational support for the platform in all phases of event delivery including preevent planning and on-site. “Our technology partners are streamlining the end-toend attendee journey all in one EventsAIR platform — from registration, to exhibition, to social events, the prescheduled appointment programme, on-site management and mobile Attendee App,” MEETINGS event manager, Jen Henshaw says. Touchpoint’s on-site services include bespoke registration sites, fast and efficient check-in and badge printing options, and a robust session and function scanning solution. Chris Buckley, managing director says Touchpoint is thrilled to be working with MEETINGS again this year, providing an on-site check-in and badge printing solution 2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW alongside session and function scanning services. “The BEIA team put in an enormous amount of effort each year to develop an exciting and innovative show for the attendees and we’re eager to join them again this year at the new Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre,” he says. “With Touchpoint delivering multiple events in New Zealand in 2022, we’re looking forward to showcasing our technology partnership of MEETINGS. This event feels very special, with the events industry finally roaring back after COVID and we are looking forward to being part of a spectacular events year in New Zealand.” The function space occupies a private floor that can be used as a meeting or conference for up to 100 people, or as a workshop or team-building space that can be complemented by access to the many nearby walking tracks. The venue caters for sit-down breakfasts, lunches, dinners and stand up cocktail functions. Catering options include the Christchurch Gondola’s licensed café team as well as local catering partners Mona Vale. Dry hire of the venue is also available and is 15 minutes from central Christchurch with coach parking on-site. Christchurch Attractions also operates the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, Punting on the Avon, and Hanmer Springs Attractions with a range of activities available to suit business event groups that includes jet boating, quad biking and off-road buggy tours, clay bird shooting and paintball. Barbecue or picnic lunches can be arranged, and complimentary transfers are available between the riverside base and the Hanmer Springs village. EventsAIR and its Platinum Partner Touchpoint are teaming up to deliver seamless technology for delegates to MEETINGS 2022. The Christchurch Gondola forms part of Christchurch Attractions and offers a range of options for business event groups, all with panoramic views of Christchurch, Lyttelton Harbour and beyond. Mt us on stand 248,249,250 @ Meetings 2022 Visit Christchurch Attractions on stand 110 10 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW


This approach uses technology to live stream interpretation audio to participants from interpreters located anywhere. Hybrid events use a combination of on-site and remote interpretation delivery. Whisper Systems are a low-cost option for small scale interpretation or roaming events. 2. Adding multiple languages can increase delegate attendance Interpretation equipment makes it possible for people who speak different languages to communicate at events. Organisers can open the conference to a wider audience, including those who may not be able to participate if their language is not offered. 3. Leave the logistics to the specialists When planning an event with interpretation, it is helpful to work with a company that specialises in event translation and interpretation services. By working with a specialist interpretation equipment provider such as Congress Rental New Zealand, you take care of all your language needs stress-free and efficiently. 4. Not all interpreter booths are the same quality Soundproof booths are full-size, fully enclosed booths. “What happens when the content of your conference is not well understood by all of your delegates?” asks Liam Ennis, managing director for Congress Rental New Zealand. “Using the right equipment and support to add interpretation can take your event to the next level.” With language being the foundation of all communication, Ennis advises against underestimating the power of adding interpretation to an event. “It can be the key to success for your delegates and their overall event experience.” Ennis has six simple steps for adding interpretation to multilingual events. 1. There are many technical solutions for adding interpretation Onsite interpretation is best for events that require high quality realtime communication between the interpreter and delegates and uses interpreters on-site in interpretation booths. Remote interpretation is a great option for off-site events. During the event planning process language barriers can often be overlooked, especially when considering business events with international delegates. ARE YOU READY FOR AWAVE OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EVENTS? Ask for ISO:4043 rated interpreter booths when planning an event to ensure happy interpreters, and the best sound isolation. Tabletop booths have an open back for partial sound isolation. They allow interpreters to work in smaller spaces, and are a lower cost, but do not provide the same quality as soundproof booths. 5. Two heads are better than one especially when they are working together It’s great having high-quality equipment, but you also need highquality interpreters. Interpreters are typically paired by subject matter expertise and experience. This allows them to seamlessly take turns interpreting, without any break in the conversation. Don’t cut costs on your interpreters. 6. There are solutions for every event size and budget When planning an event, it’s important to factor in the cost of interpretation services. Even if your budget is tight, there are costeffective solutions available that provide excellent interpretation equipment and services. Soundproof Interpreterbooths Congress Rental New Zealand will be at stand 251. 2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW 12 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW

D R I V I N G T H E U N E X P E C T E D 0800 151 252 (ext. 5) 491 Tay Street, Invercargill E X P E R I E N C E S O U T H L A N D : F R O M U R B A N T O R U R A L T O W I L D With all the benefits of an urban centre – fantastic connectivity, unparalleled venues, and a network of operators who can show you the hidden gems of Murihiku – Invercargill is a must-see events destination. TW Events & Incentives offers a boutique and attentive service, and will take care of all the details to create unforgettable experiences for your guests. S T A N D 2 3 1

NEW EXHIBITORS Bay of Many Coves, Marlborough Brewtown Upper Hutt, Wellington Carlton Events, nationwide Christchurch Attractions Christchurch Cultural Collective Christchurch Experiences Collective Christchurch International Airport Explore Christchurch Collective Geoffrey Dolan – MC & Entertainer Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki/Mount Cook, Canterbury Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queenstown Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park Hotel Montreal, Christchurch Kim Chan Events, Christchurch Mackenzie Region, Canterbury Marlborough Events Centre Marlborough Tour Company QT Event Collective, Queenstown Quest Apartment & Hotels, nationwide Ramada Queenstown Central Rotorua Rafting & Ziplines SO & Sofitel Auckland South Pacific Helicopters Kaikōura Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre voco Auckland City Centre Wyndham Garden, Christchurch and special deals for delegates, we aim to attract many buyers to experience Marlborough for themselves. Marlborough (Te Tauihu-o-te-waka), is a hidden gem where all the best ingredients for a conference, corporate retreat or incentive programme are in one amazing place. With our central location, range of purpose-built venues, quality accommodation and off-site function venues along with our excellent climate, incredible food and wine and a full range of experiences, Marlborough is a brilliant destination for any event,” she says. The Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki/Mount Cook offers a unique experience for the conference and incentive markets. Located in Aoraki/Mount Cook, the hotel is perfectly positioned to enjoy the mesmerising views of New Zealand’s tallest mountain and has been inspiring guests for over 130 years. Ellen Rhodes, sales manager at The Hermitage, says the hotel offers a variety of accommodation options, with 163 hotel rooms and the ability to cater for up to 250 people in one of its restaurants or meeting spaces, all of which provide spectacular mountain scenery from every window. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park has a myriad of activities on offer, creating a bespoke destination suitable for business events of all sizes. “We are thrilled to be exhibiting at MEETINGS for the first time, 2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW New hotels, attractions, activities, event design, styling and entertainment professionals will all be adding their inspirational ideas and exciting options to the MEETINGS 2022 show floor. MEETINGS will be welcoming 26 new exhibitors this year, many from the South Island. connecting us with highly qualified meeting planners,” she says. voco Auckland City Centre, elevated in Auckland’s CBD, is the perfect new location in New Zealand for conference and event groups. Fraser McKenzie, area general manager New Zealand, Pro-invest Hotels, who owns and manages the hotel says it has five meeting rooms, a premier Italian restaurant and the highest bar in New Zealand. “With operable walls, meeting rooms offer breakout room functionality or entire event space buy out. Alongside the cafe, foyer and top floor Celebrity Suite, voco Auckland City Centre can cater to groups as small as eight and up to 73. “We are excited to be exhibiting at MEETINGS 2022, as it’s the ideal event to showcase our new offerings to a highly-engaged group of buyers.” South Pacific Helicopters, Kaikōura is celebrating its first year at MEETINGS. Krissy Griggs, marketing and partnerships manager, says the timing is perfect. “With our new products and the opening of the Sudima Hotel, Kaikōura is the perfect destination for the MICE market. “We are working in collaboration with other local operators to offer something really different and unique, for example, our new ‘Heli - Meet the Distillery’ with Mt Fyffe Distillery, an Business Events Marlborough will be joined by the region’s primary conference venue the Marlborough Events Centre, and luxury incentive proposition, Bay of Many Coves. Wendy Desiles, business development manager, Business Events Marlborough says they will have a strong regional presence. “We are thrilled MEETINGS is being held in the South Island, as this gives us the opportunity to offer a preMEETINGS famil and to be involved in the BEIA ‘Stay on and Discover More’ programme. With suggested itineraries 14 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW

Flexibility key at Nelson’s Rutherford Hotel AUDIO VISUAL SOLUTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT SPECIALISTS There’s a reason why New Zealand’s most influential brands and high profile events choose The Production Agency to partner with. We are a total industry solutions provider, the one stop shop that does it all! PROUDLY SERVICING AOTEAROA ( JOHN ROBERTSON) DIRECTOR | 021 275 7965 2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW award-winning boutique gin distillery at the foot of Mt Fyffe. Guests are flown to Mt Fyffe to enjoy a glass of botanic gin and views of the Pacific Ocean. “If race cars are more their thing, then we offer a new premium product taking guests by helicopter to Rodin Cars. They make formula one race cars and have the racetrack on-site. Guests will be immersed in F1 with a tour of the facilities and enjoy lunch in this incredible rural location. Then it’s hot laps time where the owner will take them out in his McLaren. Then he will hand guests the keys and it’s their turn. “These are just two of the five products new to market we will be presenting to the qualified buyers at MEETINGS 2022 at Te Pae in Christchurch,” she says. Kim Chan Events is behind of some of Christchurch’s most extraordinary and creatively designed events. The city’s acclaimed designer offers event theming, styling and setup services that will accurately reflect a company’s vision or brand, going above and beyond expectations. “We’re proud to be leading the way in sustainable floristry as members of the Sustainable Tourism Network,” Chan says. “I am so excited to be part of the MEETINGS family and exhibiting at MEETINGS. It is so good to be a part Rutherford Hotel Nelson – A Heritage Hotel, is Nelson’s premier conference hotel at the centre of New Zealand, within easy access to some of the country’s most stunning sites and activities. From small business functions to conferences of up to 700 guests, whether it is a large banquet dinner, trade event or multiday meeting, Rutherford Hotel Nelson has a venue to suit every need. Flexibility is the key to success at the Rutherford. Six conference rooms, flexible room layouts, of such a wonderfully inspired close supplier network, to be able to meet and chat with like-minded people, and to be able to assist hosts with ideas to wow their clients and guests,” she says. delicious catering options and 113 wellappointed guest rooms enable the team to create a memorable experience for conference delegates. “Manaakitanga is the core of everything we do,” says Birgit Clauss, conference and events sales manager at the Rutherford. “We take pride in presenting a clean, warm, and welcoming environment, and an atmosphere where our guests can relax and be somewhere special.” The Rutherford Hotel – A Heritage Hotel will be on stand 208 at MEETINGS 2022. 15 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW

As a package, Palmy and the Manawatū is all wrapped up in a bright and beautiful bow. The city is compact with everything nestled together while also offering quick links to back-country venues that will give your clients a unique experience. Easy direct flights to our close-totown airport means no time lost in travel and your choice of venues is extensive. Inner city options range from the Palmy Conference + Function Centre, which is purpose built and slap-bang in the centre of town, to the Awapuni Function Centre with it’s up-high views over the race course and mountains and the Central Energy Trust Arena - epic in size and versatility. For more boutique options we have the light and airy Chalet, the elegant and historic Caccia Birch homestead and The Factory which offers a tech savvy space with good coffee. This is just a taste of what's on offer in our overachieving city. Spread your arms in Palmerston North and you’ll find you are so close to some heavy weights in the industry sectors of research, technology, education and food innovation. And then there is Linton Military Camp, Ohakea Air Base and the Sport and Rugby Institute. Or maybe it’s a more grass roots experience you are after? Your clients can lunch at Greenhaugh Gardens and then wander through the extensive plantings. Or just out of town there’s Wharerata offering a bespoke and beautiful venue on the Massey University campus. Impress your clients with some outof-the-box options: time your event to coincide with our annual awardwinning Festival of Cultures or check out our incredible Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery Centre where you might even meet a kiwi. Options abound but the thing that really sets our region up as an event organisers dream is our easy access to some unique venues with a true country vibe. Orlando Country is just a step out of town but it offers hospitality with country charm, a nine hole golf course and tailored activity packages to add in the wow. Makoura Lodge is only an hour from the city but it feels an absolute world away. A rural experience awaits with the backdrop of high hills, horses and big open skies. Palmy and the Manawatū quietly punches above its weight as a destination, but it doesn’t need to shout about it. That’s part of the beauty of our region, it is understated and authentic, a welcome arms kind of a place. A tasteof Palmy andManawatū Palmy Conference + Function Centre Orlando Country Caccia Birch House Greenhaugh Gardens Awapuni Function Centre

See why New Zealand’s sunniest region, Taranaki, was judged one of the world’s top destinations, and why its venues and attractions are reflecting a growing number of unique conferences and events. Contact Jo Whyte, Visitor Trade Adviser directly Pouākai Tarn A DESTINATION THAT REFLECTS YOUR EVENT 2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW Napier’s bringing together the best of both worlds at its MEETINGS 2022 stand this year, combining conversations in-real-life (IRL) with a 360º virtual-reality tour. It’s been years since some delegates have walked around Napier War Memorial Centre IRL but now they can visit before they visit thanks to a local moving image company, a sci-fi camera set up and the friendly faces of the women who run the centre. “The tech is exciting and the experience for the user is mind blowing but the thing that links the VR tour to the centre is the people,” says D’Ath. “The people you meet when you visit in person are the people who host you in this virtual reality world.” D’Ath hosts the VR tour with Donna Ransfield, senior event planner. “It was an interesting experience pulling the video together,” says Ransfield. “It made us see our wonderful venue through new eyes and focus on the amazing assets we have here, not just in the venue but in the surroundings.” The video starts from a nearby viewing platform jutting out into the ocean, then heads through beautiful gardens and the art deco features that are right on the venue’s doorstep. “Everyone is more than ready to get back to face to face meetings and conferences,” says D’Ath. “At MEETINGS 2022 we are looking forward to meeting peers but also FACE-TO-FACE MEETS VIRTUAL REALITY IN NAPIER Getting back to face-to-face meet-ups feels great, but bringing in new tech to augment the experience gives people even more to get excited about, says Jacqui D’Ath, Napier Conferences & Events venue manager. launching this VR tour.” VR viewers will get a real sense of scale of each space in the venue, and how they link together to envisage how their event could work best. Following the tour, they’ll have time to chat to the team about their specific requirements. JacquiD’Athgettingreadyto filmhervirtual realitytour 17 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW

2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW TW Events & Incentives events manager, Adam Reinsfield says the main centre of Invercargill combines the best of both worlds. Heading away from New Zealand’s large cities doesn’t mean meeting planners have to sacrifice quality of experience. Southland and Fiordland – from urban to rural to wild – can be discovered with boutique events hosted by TW Events & Incentives. Let us Help! Our regional experts are ready to support you. Visit us at Meetings 2022 Stand 246. We look forward to seeing you. Mighty People “There’s that age-old saying of, ‘the further south you go, the friendlier the people’. Operators, from those of us within the events industry to further TW Events & Incentives will be on stand 231 GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT PLACES, GREAT SOUTH afield in tourism, love nothing better than showing visitors to the region what makes Southland so special, and they consistently go the extra mile to ensure the service their guests receive is world-class,” he says. “We’re fortunate here at TW Events & Incentives to be home to not only two unparalleled venues, in Bill Richardson Transport World and The Handle Bar at Classic Motorcycle Mecca, but a really skilled team whose attentive service is a perfect fit for those smaller-format, higher-end, boutique events. Our networks with other operators means the incentives packages we deliver highlight what makes our region unique. Hosting an event with TW Events & Incentives is a real slice of a premium experience, in a part of a country that can offer guests something they’ve simply never experienced.” 18 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW

Toitoi marketing manager Rosie Dawson Hewes points out that the category one historic building has already generated plenty of interest Set to open in August 2022 the New Municipal Building in Hastings will add a new dimension to the areas that are already operating. Scan this QR and one lucky MEETINGS22 attendee will be rewarded with a famil for two. Central Otago Business Events look forward to seeing you at BOOTH 201 Discover Central Otago World Class Wine, Food and Cycling Our breakout rooms inspire wide open disscusion. Apply for a FAMIL or visit Booth 201 @ MEETINGS22 2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW • Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) is the official membershipbased association of New Zealand’s business events sector with more than 460 members across a broad range of sectors. • BEIA works to actively promote the sector for its members and New Zealand, providing advocacy with central government and offering assistance, information, professional development and real business opportunities to its members. • The impact of the sector on New Zealand’s economy includes financial, social, regional investment and environmental. In 2019 in New Zealand, the business events industry was valued at $1.45 billion per annum, with over 3.6 million attendees both domestic and international, employing 22,000 people. ABOUT BUSINESS EVENTS INDUSTRY AOTEAROA (BEIA) “Advance bookings are strong and there is plenty of interest both locally and nationally, as Toitoi expands its operational footprint to fully rejoin the business events industry,” she says. The Municipal Building has two floors and four venues within its character heritage complex. The Assembly Room is a 400sqm art deco ballroom, while another option is the Shakespeare Room. Smaller meeting and breakout options include the Heretaunga Room and Te Mata Room. “We’ve had the two larger spaces in the Opera House and Functions on Hastings, plus The Laneway that connects the Municipal Building to the Opera House and adjoining Quest Hotel,” says Dawson-Hewes. “However, the opening of the Municipal Building will be a total game changer for us.” Visit Toitoi at stand 177 TOITOI – HAWKE’S BAY ARTS AND EVENTS CENTRE IN HASTINGS 19 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW

Sudima Hotels is the first hotel group in New Zealand to be awarded Toitū carboNZero certification and has won awards for sustainable achievements including the New Zealand Tourism Supreme Award. The group will open a property in Kaikoura later this year, adding to its portfolio of hotels in Auckland, Christchurch, Rotorua and Queenstown. Sudima Kaikōura – opening October 2022 Located on the shoreline, Sudima Kaikōura is a brand new 4.5-star hotel with stunning views of mountains and sea and is a short walk from the township’s retail centre. The hotel will offer two meeting rooms that can combine to seat 150 for theatre, banquet, classroom and cocktail events. Director of sales corporate, Leigh Higgins says, “We have just started getting interest from MICE market customers and MEETINGS 2022 will enable us to profile the property. “There will be plenty of scope for residential meetings and events with 120 guest rooms made up of 90 superior king or twin, 27 Ocean View king or twin and three Ocean View Suites in king bed configuration.” Day delegate prices for Sudima Kaikoura have now been finalised with packages available from $79 per person. Sudima Christchurch City Sudima Christchurch City is located in the Victoria precinct with multiple cafés, restaurants and bars. The hotel is a short walk to Hagley Park, Christchurch Town Hall and Te Pae. The hotel has two meetings and events spaces, suitable for up to 70 people along with an outdoor laneway that is used as both a break out space and for evening cocktail functions for up to 100 people. There is also an onsite restaurant, bar and a day spa. SUDIMA HOTELS SMILING SudimaChristchurch Cityevent space Special offer for Auckland City and Queenstown Sudima is offering any customers who book and secure their business at MEETINGS 2022 the benefit of an additional morning or afternoon tea item, or a complimentary glass of bubbles to enjoy after the day conference. This offer is exclusively available at Sudima Auckland City and Sudima Queenstown Five Mile only. WHERE IT ALL CONNECTS P 04 801 4231 E CONTACT US ST JAMES THEATRE THE OPERA HOUSE SHED 6 6 TSB ARENA MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE ACADEMY GALLERIES Whether it’s an exhibition, conference, meeting or gala dinner, a successful event is about connecting people, ideas and great experiences. Venues Wellington connects you with a range of iconic and historic venues with flexible spaces, right in the heart of New Zealand’s creative and culinary capital. Venues Wellington is proud to be a part of WellingtonNZ, helping to make the Wellington region wildly famous by connecting people through events. Venue Theatre Cabaret Cocktail Banquet Exhibition MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE AUDITORIUM 2209 112 180 140 – RENOUF FOYER 400 240 500 300 26 TSB ARENA 3972 1120 1800 1000 155 TSB AUDITORIUM 966 384 966 480 64 THE OPERA HOUSE 1381 50 130 130 – ACADEMY GALLERIES 120 80 250 100 – ST JAMES THEATRE 2052 370 1589 789 30 KEY CAPACITIES 2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW Sudima Hotels invites you to visit them at stand 224 20 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW

2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW MARSDEN HOTELS ON THE MOVE Castaways Restaurant &Bar Castaways Resort sits on the wild, coastal cliff tops of Karioitahi Beach on Auckland’s west coast. “Castaways Resort is perfect for that one-of-a-kind dinner, cocktail party or distraction-free conference venue,” says Woods. “We have recently renovated the restaurant and bar which offers relaxed a-la-carte dining 365 days a year.” The property features twobedroom chalets, studio units and brand new villas complemented by the on-site Bersantai Day Spa. “All of this is within an hour’s drive from the Auckland CBD or airport – close to Auckland, yet a true escape from the ordinary,” adds Woods. Visit Castaways Resort at stand 158 Marsden Hotels & Resorts offers a range of brands across New Zealand including Ramada, Wyndham Garden and most recently the first Microtel that opened in May in Wellington. The group manages 12 hotels at locations in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Two properties will be the focus for MEETINGS 2022 says group marketing and development manager, Steve Woods. “Our new Wyndham Garden Christchurch is centrally located and a short stroll to the Christchurch Casino, Riverside Market and Te Pae. The property features 96 apartment style rooms a conference room, gym and onsite café,” says Woods. Visit Wyndham Garden Christchurch at stand 118 21 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW

a gourmet chef luncheon to mountain golf, Over The Top Helicopters offers once in a lifetime experiences. The Hotel Britomart welcomes guests to the centre of downtown waterfront Auckland – and Britomart, a historic nine-block precinct bustling with energy and contrasts. This award-winning hotel is one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed architectural designs, with 99 rooms and five exquisite Landing Suites, giving guests the best of both worlds: cocoonlike, timber-lined rooms that feel like peaceful retreats, right in the centre of the best neighbourhood in Auckland to eat, drink, shop or do business. The Libraries at The Hotel Britomart are a series of one-of-a-kind spaces for select private business events and functions layered with history, art and design. The Landing is located in the Bay of Islands in the far north of New Zealand. The 1000-acre property is made up of six private beaches, an award-winning vineyard, lush wetlands, and four Residences positioned throughout the property, ideal for executive retreats, team-building weekends or corporate events, with a wide variety of adventure and relaxation activities. In season, overnight fishing and sightseeing trips are available aboard The Landing’s 82-foot luxury fishing yacht Ata Rangi or charter boats from nearby Russell and Paihia. Unique Stays & Experiences is representing Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses in Kaikoura and Mangapapa Hotel, Hawke’s Bay, Kinross Vineyard in the Gibbston Valley and Powerhorn Chateau in Ohakune at MEETINGS 2022. Unique Stays & Experiences is a collection of high quality, boutique accommodation and authentic experiences across New Zealand. The MEETINGS event manager, Jen Henshaw says the beautiful lounge is designed and built by Peek Exhibition, with luxe furnishing from Darby and Grey Event Hire. “Guests will be offered bubbles and a chance to relax in exquisite five-star comfort,” she says. “We want to give them a sense of the experience amongst the luxury products New Zealand is world famous for.” Luxury Collection exhibitors: Brook Serene Boutique Hotels Darby & Grey Event Hire Luxury Lodges of New Zealand Over The Top Helicopters The Hotel Britomart The Landing The Rees Hotel, Queenstown Unique Stays & Experiences Luxury Lodges of NewZealand are the perfect solution for small meetings, incentive groups and corporate retreats with the ‘wow’ factor. Located throughout New Zealand from the Bay of Islands to the Southern Alps, consider an entire luxury lodge for the most exclusive and memorable celebrations, private meetings, product launches and bespoke group activities. Launched in 2021, new category, Luxury Villas of New Zealand, takes exclusive retreats to a new level. These fully serviced private villas and residences that can accommodate up to 16 guests offer fully customisable packages for the ultimate reward or shoot location. Over The Top Helicopters gives guests a unique opportunity to explore normally inaccessible remote areas. By tailoring exclusive experiences, Over the Top Helicopters showcases the people and stories of the region, giving guests the chance to meet distinctive New Zealand characters including farmers, whitebaiters, viticulturists, eco guides, chefs and artists. With the ability to fly large groups through Milford or to a high country station for a farm experience and THE LUXURY COLLECTION The Luxury Collection this year will feature eight exhibitors in their own elegant space within the MEETINGS show floor at Te Pae Christchurch. accommodation and tourism offerings provide a luxury corporate retreat, incentive travel experience, private high quality small conference or board meeting venue with a difference. Darby & Grey Event Hire collections are creating inspired spaces crafted with luxe fabrics and designer details to fit perfectly with the aesthetic of luxury brands and meet the expectations of discerning guests. The Rees Hotel, Queenstown is a sophisticated five-star hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with a versatile range of meetings and conference venues. The Rees offers a variety of spacious and luxurious accommodation options including 60 hotel rooms, 90 apartments and five private, three-bedroom, three-bathroom Lakeside Residences, all with terraces, showcasing spectacular views across the lake to the alpine panorama of The Remarkables mountain range. Brook Serene is a carefully curated selection of boutique luxury hotels including The George Hotel Christchurch, and Regent of Rotorua. Set in two of New Zealand’s most outstanding locations, each hotel is absolutely one-of-a-kind. Highly personalised service, tranquil ambience and rich local flavour are hallmarks of each property. The George is Qualmark rated 5*, EnviroGOLD, and is COVID-Clean and certified by the Safe Travels Council. Located opposite Hagley Park in Christchurch, the hotel is ideally situated for incentives, board meetings, senior leadership team strategy days, private dinners, product launches or for VIP accommodation blocks for larger congresses or conferences taking place elsewhere in Christchurch. Offering 52 luxury accommodation rooms and six meeting and event spaces the experienced hotel team provides excellence in service and awardwinning cuisine. Regent of Rotorua is Qualmark 4+*, EnviroSILVER and is COVID-Clean and certified by the Safe Travel Council. Located adjacent to Eat Street, the hotel offers three event spaces perfect for board meetings, poolside cocktail parties and business events. LuxuryCollectionatMEETINGS 2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW 22 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW

Some meeting venues, have better views than others... 2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW • MEETINGS is New Zealand’s only national tradeshow for the business events industry. • In 2022 Ōtautahi Christchurch is host city and the event takes place at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre on 15 and 16 June. • MEETINGS is in its 26th year and is owned and managed by Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA). • MEETINGS has always been New Zealand’s leading platform for connecting influential domestic, Australian and international buyers with key regions, meeting facilities, accommodation, off-site venues and activities. • In two days, across one spacious floor at the new Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, buyers can pre-schedule appointments of their choice from over 200 stands across 18 regions in New Zealand. • Over 500 buyers will attend, including 110 hosted buyers from Australia. MEETINGS Fast Facts These buyers are event managers and professional conference organisers and anyone looking to plan corporate events, conferences, product launches, incentive experiences, exhibitions, roadshows, and teambuilding events in Aotearoa New Zealand. • MEETINGS generated a record $74 million of signed business during its two days in 2021. • MEETINGS 2022 partners are Air New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand Business Events, ChristchurchNZ, Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, EventsAir, Peek Exhibition, and Exhibition Hire Services. • Exhibitors include venues, production and event design companies, hotels, regional convention bureaux, caterers, attractions and activities. • Ōtautahi Christchurch as host city is offering a weekend famil giving visitors a deep dive into the city and surrounding regions. • Ten pre-familiarisation destination choices are on offer for Australian hosted buyers to regions including Canterbury, Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Rotorua, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington, Marlborough, Queenstown and Dunedin. • The Luxury Collection will showcase New Zealand’s luxury incentive products, venues and services, in an exclusive zone stand with champagne hosting during the day. • In 2021, 97 per cent of hosted buyers said MEETINGS met or exceeded their expectations. • Social events are a key part of the networking opportunities offered at MEETINGS and are set to showcase Christchurch’s venues and New Zealand’s best event and entertainment talent. They include a Welcome Function at Christchurch Town Hall on Tuesday 14 June, and the MEETINGS gala dinner at Te Pae Christchurch on 16 June 23 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW

2022 MEETINGS PREVIEW With innovative architecture, cool cafes, intriguing art, and a dynamic coastal location with the majestic Taranaki Maunga at the heart, the Taranaki region on the west coast of the North Island / Te Ika-a-Māui is increasingly attracting the attention of visitors – including conference organisers and delegates. Alive and humming New Plymouth is the largest city in Taranaki, and home to a large variety of venues located less than half an hour away from the newly transformed, award-winning, New Plymouth Airport. The region is well connected for delegates, with direct 50-minute flights from Auckland and Wellington, or a 90-minute flight direct from Christchurch. For those who choose to drive and stay a bit longer in the region, New Plymouth is only 4.5 hours from either Wellington or Auckland. The accommodation offering is expansive, with the major chains present alongside motels and boutique hotels. Most accommodation in New Plymouth is within walking distance of the CBD and many of the large-scale conference venues in New Plymouth are managed by New Plymouth Event Venues. The biggest, TSB Stadium, is located between the internationally recognised and awarded, Pukekura Park and the New Plymouth Racecourse, with plenty of car parking and easy access to accommodation. TSB Stadium holds up to 3,300 delegates theatre-style or 1,000 banquet. For something, a little different, consider holding an event on the stage at the open amphitheatre venue, the Bowl of Brooklands, or within one of the theatres at the grand TSB Showplace, located in the heart of New Plymouth amongst art galleries, dining experiences, and just around the corner from the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre and the foreshore. The heart of Taranaki Just 40 minutes south of New Plymouth and beneath the eastern slopes of Taranaki Maunga is Stratford. Access to the maunga, mountain accommodation and alpine walks are less than 20 minutes away, offering delegates plenty to enjoy outside of the conference room. The main conference venue in Stratford is the Stratford War Memorial Centre, which can hold up to 800 theatre-style and 1,000 for cocktails or the TET Multi-sports Centre. For smaller meetings, along the Forgotten World Highway is the Republic of Whangamomona and the historic Whangamomona Hotel where delegates can also experience the rail carts at Forgotten World Adventures. Southern charm A further 30 minutes south of Stratford is Hāwera, home to the TSB Hub. A modern multi-purpose sports, events, and function centre, the stadium can host up to 3,000 delegates with three other breakout rooms available. To make the most of being in Hāwera, delegates can visit Tawhiti Museum, climb the Water Tower for views across South Taranaki, and take a walk in the beautiful King Edward Park. Just book it For assistance with bringing a conference to Taranaki contact the local Economic Development Agency, Venture Taranaki on 06 759 5150, or visit Taranaki. and search for ‘conferences and events’ to quickly and easily download the Conference Toolkit. IT’S BUSINESS TIME, IN TARANAKI 24 MEETINGS 2022 YOUR PREVIEW