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  • Business Events Manager - Hamilton & Waikato Tourism




    • Do you have a passion for the Hamilton & Waikato region?
    • Are you looking for your next step in your career?
    • Do you love the world of business events?


    The Company

    Hamilton & Waikato Tourism (HWT) is the region’s official Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) whose role is to generate competitive economic benefit through visitor sector strategies focused on increasing visitor length of stay and spend.  We work with the public and private sectors to market the city and region as a leisure and business destination, and lead destination management, major event coordination, and business event development. 


    The Role

    The Business Events Manager is ultimately responsible for managing and leading the marketing and sales activities of HWT Convention Bureau with the support of the Business Events Administrator. With a real sales focus, you will build an extensive network in the Business Events industry (bonus points if you already have one) to ensure the Waikato is at the forefront of the minds of those looking to host an event.


    Working in conjunction with the Chief Executive, you will develop a strategic business plan to drive growth in an ever-changing business environment, and will work closely with the wider team as NZ navigates how to successfully attract, host and deliver meetings, conferences, exhibitions, and incentives in a post-COVID world.


    The Person

    Our ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of the world of Business Events, but we are open to hearing from candidates with experience in a similar sales/marketing role with a passion for the mighty Waikato. A role like this really is about networking, so it is important that you are comfortable getting out and leveraging your industry connections across New Zealand. Your communication and relationship management skills will be second to none. With the industry being an ever-changing dynamic in a post-COVID world, you will be unflappable and flexible in your approach and will be aware that the role is likely to shift with the tide.


    To find out more, request and full position description and apply, visit:


    Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 13th  October 2020.