Meeting Newz Septeber / October 2022

Nick Lion, Copthorne Hotel Wellington; Ana Hasse, Millennium Hotels & Resorts Jeanette Stanton, BEIA; Louise Erceg, guest; Janet Matheson, Conferences & Events Ltd; Trish Kennedy, BEIA; Alison Smith, Millennium Hotels; Sharon Auld, BEIA One of the New Zealand business events sector’s most well-known and respected leaders, Alison (Ali) Smith, has ended her tenure as director of conferences and incentives with Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand Ltd (‘MCK’). Smith was farewelled by colleagues and friends at M Social in Auckland in September. Jess Ogg, Event Travel Management (ETM); Tom Svensen, Tourism Fiji; Liz Maxwell, ESP Ventures Back row left to right: Tania Barnes, WellingtonNZ; Lisa Tully, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Helen Bambry, Tourism New Zealand; Jill Harrison, Copthorne Solway Park; Stacy Camp, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Brett Jeffery, AuSAE New Zealand Front row: Sam Horsnell, Alison Smith, Ana Haase, Debbie Patten, all Millennium Hotels & Resorts Lisa Tully, Stacy Camp, Natasha Hood, Millennium Hotels & Resorts Alan Trotter, guest; Stuart Harrison, Millennium Hotels & Resorts Kim Herd, Venture Travel; Bianca Cummings, Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa Sara MacLeod, Marriott Fiji Hotels; Rhonda Morris, C&I Travel Specialists; Marsha Eyre, Shangri-La Yanuca Island, Fiji The Fiji factor Tourism Fiji and trade partners embarked on a four-city travel trade road show late September and held a couple of dedicated business events lunches while on the journey. A lunch at SPQR in Ponsonby, Auckland was one of the opportunities for New Zealand incentive and conference organisers to catch up with hotel and resort executives who cater for the market. (Photos courtesy of Tourism Marketing Solutions) SOC I AL SCENE] End of an era for Smith at MCK Hotels meeting newz [sept oct] 2022 [27]