meeting newz Jan / Feb 2019

Contents Note from the publishers... meeting newz is registered as a magazine and is published by Tourism Media Group Ltd. Level 1, 20A Morgan St, Newmarket, PO Box 28564, Remuera, Auckland 1541. Internet: Editor: Aleisha Moore Phone: 021 087 84572 email: Publisher: Tourism Media Group Ltd. email: Advertising: Terry Holt Phone: 021 042 8232 email: Advertising: Paul Hailes Phone: 021 217 3628 email: Design & Production: Gary Covich email: Printing: PMP Ltd. FEATURES Waikato Famil Report 6 Cover Story: Auckland 8 Hawke’s Bay 28 Sell TNQ 32 Entertainers 36 Singapore 38 Team Building 42 PCOA Conference 46 Looking Back – 30 years of Meeting Newz 50 REGULAR FEATURES News 4 Social Scene 26 CINZ Column 40 Industry Update 41 People on the Move 48 professional development, recognition of the contribution and importance of our sector, sustainable growth and technology will all play a big part of our industry moving forward. Thank you to all our readers, friends and family for your continuing support, we truly appreciate every bit of it. We welcome your feedback, ideas and suggestions and encourage our fellow industry colleagues to make their voices heard – there is no such thing as a bad idea. Dismissing bad ideas doesn’t end well for either party, it is a missed opportunity to engage in conversation and provide solutions to real problems.  As an industry if we are to move forward we need to shake things up, embrace change and commit to seeing things through. This is the fourth edition produced by Tourism Media Group and we trust that you are enjoying the fresh, new look and feel along with some innovative ideas in the magazine, our newsletters and website. We celebrate 30 years of Meeting Newz this year and we will be looking back across the 180 or so editions of Meeting Newz to give you some insight into how far we have come and how much our industry has grown. As Theodore Roosevelt once said, ‘The more you know about the past the better prepared you are for the future.’ Looking forward to 2019, there are some exciting times ahead with new convention centres, a number of new hotel brands, new venues on the horizon and a real buzz around the business events industry. With exciting times come exciting challenges, disruption and opportunities. Career opportunities and ongoing Any enquiries regarding the upcoming features please contact Terry: or Paul: No such thing as a bad idea Upcoming Meeting Newz 2019 features [ EDITOR IAL / NEWS Terry, Lance and Paul Tourism Media Group Front cover image courtesy of ATEED March April 2019 • Manawatu/Palmerston North • Taranaki/New Plymouth • Whanganui • Pacific • Major Business Events • PCO’s • Health &Wellbeing • Corporate Social Responsibility • Charter Transport May June 2019 • Queenstown / Southern Lakes • Northland/Whangarei • Australia • Incentives • Luxury Lodges • Business Event Cruises • MEETINGS Preview 2019 July August 2019 • Otago / Dunedin • Southland / Invercargill • Waikato / Hamilton • Venues With a Difference • Asia • Pacific • Sustainability • MEETINGS Review September October 2019 • Auckland / New Venues • Wellington • Wairarapa • Christmas Events • Australia • USA November December 2019 • Bay of Plenty • Coromandel • West Coast • Asia • Pacific • PCOA 2019 Preview • Company Profiles • Technology 2020 [2] meeting newz [january february] 2019