Meeting Newz Nov/Dec 2023

[NZ EA ~ EVENT AWARDS general manager New Zealand Events Association (NZEA) were on full display. A standout moment of the evening was the recognition of Shane Harmon, whose contributions at Sky Stadium earned him the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award. Harmon's impact on the event sector resonated, proving that true excellence goes beyond the execution of a single event – it's about shaping the industry's future. The Centuria Garden Festival took centre stage as TAFT emerged triumphant, garnering the highest number of votes. The festival, a stunning showcase of floral artistry and landscape design, captured the hearts and votes of attendees, solidifying its place as a crowd favourite. The Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre itself served as a fitting backdrop for the event, with its state-of-the-art facilities and iconic design enhancing the overall experience. The venue's commitment to providing a world-class setting for such celebrations undoubtedly contributed to the success of the evening. For 2024, we are excited to be combining Eventing the Future with the NZEA New Zealand Event Awards and will taking the event to Palmerston North. So, save the date, with more information to come. 27 & 28 August 2024 Ngā mihi, Elaine Linnell By Elaine Linnell Over 350 industry professionals gathered to celebrate the exceptional achievements within the event industry. The night was a testament to the creativity and dedication that define New Zealand's event landscape. Congratulations echoed through the venue as the spotlight shone on the worthy winners and finalists who have pushed the boundaries of event execution. From meticulously planned corporate gatherings to awe-inspiring public festivals, the diversity and excellence within the industry In what was an evening of celebration and laughter, the NZEA New Zealand Event Awards 2023 took place at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre early November. Shane Harmon, receiving the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award NZ E A ~ THE NEW Z E A L AND E V ENT AWA RDS 2 0 2 3 [28] meeting newz [november december] 2023