Meeting Newz Septeber / October 2022

Contents 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: Jane Warwick, Stu Freeman, Shannon Williams, Anabel Darby, Debbie Armatage, Brad Foster Design & Production: Gary Covich email: Printing: Centurion Print ISSN 1172- 5893 (Print) ISSN 2703-1942 (Online) [NOTE F ROM THE PUBL I SHE RS Front cover: Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts & Event Centre The announcement made in September by the government to end the Covid-19 Protection Framework, or traffic light system, was long overdue but a welcome one for the industry. The ability for people to plan ahead without restrictions will surely come as a relief and create some momentum and business as we head towards the end of the year. Meeting Newz recently attended a conference in Blenheim for AuSAE (which you can read more about on page 20). It was a pleasure to be in a business events environment without masks or distancing and it was also good to see people who felt more comfortable wearing masks doing so without feeling any pressure not to wear them. The Marlborough region turned it on for the conference and shows the strength in the regions for business events. We get © Tourism Media Group. All rights reserved For any enquiries regarding the upcoming features please contact Terry: or Paul: November December 2022 • Manawatu/Palmerston North • Taranaki/New Plymouth • Whanganui • Australia • Company Profiles • Sustainability January February 2023 • Bay of Islands • Northland/Whangarei • Queenstown • Southern Lakes • Australia • AIME Preview • PCOA Review March April 2023 • Central Otago • Dunedin • Hamilton • Waikato • Australia • Pacific update • AIME Review May June 2023 • Invercargill • Southland & Fiordland • Wairarapa • Wellington • West Coast • MEETINGS Preview Magazine Note from the publishers... Features Cover Story Hawke’s Bay 10 Auckland 28 End of Year Celebrations 42 Mackay Australia 44 Regular Features News 4 People on the Move 18 Social Scene 26 & 27 Industry Insights AuSAE LINC Conference 20 St John Column 22 Office PA & Events Planner Show 24 BEIA Column 48 Coast Group Profile Series 50 to experience the Hawke’s Bay next for the BEIA conference in October where issues critical to the sector’s success will be discussed. The Queen's state funeral service was steeped in tradition and pageantry and wonderful recognition of Her Majesty’s dedication and life of service for over 70 years. She carried out roughly 21,000 engagements and visited over 100 countries as head of state – regardless of whatever one’s position on the monarchy is, these are just extraordinary numbers. Our cover story in this issue focuses on the mighty Hawke’s Bay which has new facilities and familiar favourites throughout the region. Further north we visit greater Auckland which has new and refurbished hotels and exciting plans ahead. Across the Tasman we visit the Mackay region of Queensland. Our annual end of year celebrations and events feature is unmasked with hints and tips for event planners from industry experts. We have our regular industry news, events, people on the move and social happenings; and of course updates from our key partners. You will find also find our second edition of the Pacific Business Events Magazine enclosed so you can start planning your offshore events as well. Put the coffee on and enjoy the read. Paul, Terry and Gary July August 2023 • Bay of Plenty • Taupo • Rotorua • Australia • MEETINGS Review • Incentives September October 2023 • Christchurch & Canterbury • Marlborough • Nelson Tasman • Australia • End of year celebrations and events • Pacific Business Events Magazine Features subject to change GOFOR GREENLIGHTS Upcoming Meeting Newz 2022/23 features [2] meeting newz [sept oct] 2022