Meetings Newz September October 2019

Contents Note from the publishers... meeting newz is registered as a magazine and is published by Tourism Media Group Ltd, 4/1 Montrose Terrace, Mairangi Bay, PO Box 65343, Mairangi Bay, Auckland, 0754 Website: Publisher: Tourism Media Group Ltd. email: Advertising: Terry Holt Phone: 021 042 8232 email: Advertising: Paul Hailes Phone: 021 217 3628 email: Contributors: Debbie Armatage, Kathy Ombler, JaneWarwick, Anabel Darby Design & Production: Gary Covich email: Printing: Ovato ISSN 1172- 5893 (Print) ISSN 2703-1942 (Online) Features Wellington 10 Wairarapa 25 Christmas Showcase 32 Sunshine Coast 46 & 47 Geelong 48 NZEA 54 & 55 AIME 56 PCOA 58 REGULAR FEATURES News 4 Social Scene Proudly sponsored by The Production & Music Agency 30 & 31 People on the Move 44 CINZ Column 59 INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Profile on Joelle Talbot 29 Meeting Newz designer, Gary Covich has become a director of Tourism Media Group. Covich has looked after the design and production of Meeting Newz for more than 15 years and is looking forward to continuing to work with the Meeting Newz team to produce New Zealand’s only print publication in the business events sector. Fellow directors Terry Holt and Paul Hailes are thrilled to have Covich join the company. “Gary is a real asset to the team,” says Paul Hailes. “Having been involved in the day to day running of the business for so long is invaluable, and his in-depth knowledge of the production process means that we can continue to provide the sector with a top shelf product.” F or any enquiries regarding the upcoming features please contact Terry: or Paul: Features subject to change Future Proofing in times of change [ NOTE F ROM THE PUBLI SHE RS Front cover: image courtesy of WellingtonNZ November December 2019 • Bay of Plenty • Coromandel • West Coast • Asia • Australia • PCOA 2019 Preview • Company Profiles • Technology 2020 January February 2020 • Christchurch / Canterbury • Marlborough/Blenheim • Nelson/Tasman • Rotorua • Taupo • AIME Preview • Australia • Pacific Upcoming Meeting Newz 2019 - 2020 features It’s the beginning of a new era for CINZ with the recent announcement of Sue Sullivan’s resignation as ceo. Over her five years in charge Sullivan has overseen training programmes and communicated the importance of education through the mentorship and emerging talent projects and highlighted the importance of sustainability in the industry. Running a membership-based organisation is a tough job and the fact is you will never please everyone, so her straight up and dedicated approach should be applauded. The process to find a new chief executive has begun and exciting challenges are ahead. You can say this about the business events sector - it’s not short of ideas; the key is to implement these ideas. With successful international bids recently announced the industry has never been in better shape and there is no reason we should not look forward to a bright 2020 and beyond. And lastly good luck to the mighty All Blacks and a tilt at a three-peat championship! March April 2020 • Auckland • Hawkes Bay/Napier • Gisborne • Australia • Asia • Team Building • Entertainers • MEETINGS 2020 Supplement May June 2020 • Taranaki/New Plymouth • Manawatu/Palmerston North • Whanganui • Australia • Pacific Islands • Charter Transport • Luxury Lodges • MEETINGS Review July/August 2020 • Queenstown/Southern Lakes • Northland/Whangarei • Incentives • Catering • Australia • Pacific Business Events Supplement September/October 2020 • Otago/Dunedin • Southland/Invercargill • Waikato/Hamilton • Venues with a difference • Australia • Asia Tourism Media Group Welcomes New Director ©2019 Tourism Media Group. All rights reserved [2] meeting newz [september october] 2019