Meetings Newz July August 2019

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW AND SO MUCH MORE Eventing the Future 2019 (Wellington, 8 & 9 August) has a line-up of speakers imparting information that should see event managers through any event or conference scenario requested of them. For instance, Peter Cox, chief of operations for APEC21, is charged with providing leadership, assurance and connectivity across events planning and delivery to ensure the operational success of New Zealand’s APEC hosting year. That is co-ordinating 21 Pacific Rim membership economies and wrangling them into place. Cox was also manager major events for Sport New Zealand providing end-to-end strategic and operational support to over a hundred mega/major sporting events in New Zealand. If delegates get just one thing from his presentation, they’ll be ahead of the game. Melbourne based event advisor, author, trainer, mentor and co-host of The Event Show podcast, Andrew O’Loughlin, has spent the last ten years leading an international event agency. His approach uses Experience Design methods, to create more influential events and influential event people. His three sessions are Recalibrating your Personal Development, From Surviving to Thriving. Being on the Right Side in Events, and Life By Experience Design. In charge of another huge event on the world stage is Tom Mayo, from Mayo and Calder, the exclusive event delivery company for both the Defender and Challenger of the 36th Americas Cup. Managing both events (The Match and Challenger series) for up to sixteen weeks, the AC is the largest sports event to hit New Zealand since the RWC 2011. Sarah Lewis was in product/commercial development and management of Heathrow Airport’s world-leading VIP and private aviation services for several years. Her career highlights include delivering the VIP arrival and departure programme for the 2012 London Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Rugby League Four Nations tournament in 2014, the Steven Adams Invitational and Scott Mclaughlin Grand Prix. Other speakers include Deane Simmonds, event development manager ChristchurchNZ; Sue McGregor, head of sponsorship and corporate marketing ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited; Rosaria Ferguson, event producer Boma New Zealand; Aaron Carter, NZ EA - EVENT I NG THE FUTUR E 2019 ] Going from the line-up of speakers, it would seem this year’s New Zealand Event Association conference shouldn’t be missed. Susan Sawbridge Andrew O’Loughlin Sue McGregor Pete Cox owner and director Total Sport; Paul Kean, events production team coordinator Christchurch City Council; Susan Sawbridge, manager New Zealand Major Events; Karena Finnie, head of major and business events ChristchurchNZ; Duane Mutu, director and co founder; Richard Gill, CEO director and founder Blerter; Jill Day, deputy mayor Wellington City Council; Gabrielle Pritchard, general manager New Zealand Gemba; Sarah Meikle, CEO Wellington Cullinary Events Trust and Festival director; Sarah Lewis, managing director Sursum Consulting; Kieran Wall, community development advisor Tauranga City Council; Leanne Roche, events development manager Auckland Council. meeting newz [july august] 2019 [49]