Association Focus

BEIA launches 'definitive guide to New Zealand business events'

Monday, 08 July 2024 22:31

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) has launched a new website for members and clients which includes a comprehensive digital planning tool.

Finalists announced for Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence

Monday, 01 July 2024 23:02

The finalists have been announced for the 2024 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence and the list includes well-established favourites as well as fresh newcomers to the industry.

New MOU for key Business Event organisations

Tuesday, 25 June 2024 00:44

PCOA and BEIA sign MOU to strengthen business events industry in Australia and New Zealand.

Association leaders meet face to face in Rotorua

Monday, 24 June 2024 21:07
Leaders from 11 New Zealand tourism, hospitality, and event associations gathered in Rotorua last week for a face-to-face meeting to discuss industry issues and priorities.

New Zealand launches Business Events’ Strategic Direction 2035

Tuesday, 30 April 2024 23:19

New Zealand's business events sector has united in a collaborative effort to launch Pīata Mai, a national statement of strategic direction outlining a focused vision for the industry over the next decade.

NZ Event Awards open

Thursday, 04 April 2024 01:01

The New Zealand Events Association (NZEA) have announced that applications for the NZEA New Zealand Events Awards will open on Monday 8th April.

Eventing The Future 2024 - secure your space today

Monday, 25 March 2024 00:19

The New Zealand Events Association (NZEA), owner of Eventing the Future 2024, have announced that tickets are now on sale.

ABEA appoint Samantha Glass to its board

Monday, 11 March 2024 02:41

The Australian Business Events Association (ABEA) has announced the board appointment of Samantha Glass, Director of Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, ICC Sydney.

Applications open for ICCASkills NZ scholarship programme 2024.

Monday, 22 January 2024 23:13

Tourism New Zealand is pleased to announce the continuation of its ICCASkills scholarship programme in 2024.

BEIA board to be chaired by Martin Snedden

Tuesday, 21 November 2023 22:34
Martin Snedden CNZM is the new Independent Chair of Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA).

SITE ANZ partners with DGC for young leaders

Thursday, 16 November 2023 00:45

SITE ANZ has announced a strategic partnership with Destination Gold Coast

MEETINGS achieves carbon zero certification

Monday, 13 November 2023 22:17

Business Events Industry Aotearoa Limited's MEETINGS 2023 - New Zealand's largest trade show for the business events sector - has been awarded Toitū net carbonzero certification.

2023 NZ Event Awards winners thrive in the face of adversity

Sunday, 12 November 2023 22:18

New Zealand Events Association’s (NZEA) annual Event Awards were celebrated at a gala dinner in Ōtautahi Christchurch on Thursday 9 November.

BEIA AGM: NZ embarking on an exciting growth phase

Tuesday, 07 November 2023 23:16

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) members met online for the 47th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 1 November.

TRENZ exhibitor interest strong for 2024

Wednesday, 25 October 2023 05:12

Tourism businesses are moving quickly to register at New Zealand’s leading tourism trade show, TRENZ 2024, which will be held Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington next year.  

New technology at Tourism Summit

Monday, 09 October 2023 21:31

Tourism never stands still, which is why increasingly tourism operators are looking to emerging technology and artificial intelligence, trends that are coming whether we’re ready or not.

Outstanding Contributor Award for Saxton

Wednesday, 04 October 2023 08:10
One of New Zealand's longstanding tourism leaders has been presented with Business Events Industry Aotearoa's (BEIA's) Outstanding Contributor Award for 2023 at the BEIA Conference.

NZEA says help needed to attract the best artists like Taylor Swift

Monday, 25 September 2023 23:19

Looking at the numbers, the New Zealand Events Association says the reason this major production and others like it don’t cross the Tasman is clear: it just doesn’t stack up financially for those artists.

Christchurch wins international conference 

Monday, 11 September 2023 11:49

Ōtautahi Christchurch has won the rights to host the International Play Association (IPA) World Conference 2026, the first time it has been held in the Southern Hemisphere.

Conference attendance confirms tourism’s recovery

Wednesday, 09 August 2023 00:10

Record numbers are currently attending the Tourism Export Council (TECNZ) 2023 conference in Rotorua – proving that both the destination and inbound tourism sector are back in form, says TEC CEO Lynda Keene.

NZ's Business Events industry set to meet in Marlborough

Tuesday, 25 July 2023 08:23

Registrations are open for Business Events Industry Aotearoa's (BEIA) annual conference in Marlborough which kicks off New Zealand's inaugural Business Events Week on 18 September.

Australian Business Events Association launches with 90-day plan

Thursday, 06 July 2023 02:21

The newly formed Australian Business Events Association (ABEA) is now open for business and has released its first 90-day plan.  

First Business Events Week for New Zealand

Friday, 23 June 2023 07:06
Aotearoa New Zealand's business events sector is set to celebrate and collaborate this September during a week-long forum focusing on future growth.

Eventing The Future announce MC and Trends Zone

Monday, 19 June 2023 23:15

The NZEA have announced that Kate Rodger, Newshub's entertainment editor and film reviewer, will be the master of ceremonies for Eventing the Future 2023!

BECA members vote to deregister

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 04:53

BECA members vote unanimously to de-register the association

Fieldays 2023 - opportunities to grow

Monday, 15 May 2023 02:52

Primary sector education and exciting career opportunities will be showcased at the Fieldays Opportunity Grows Here Careers Hub in June.

NZEA Mentorship programme

Friday, 03 March 2023 06:15

The New Zealand Events Association (NZEA) has launched this years cohort of the NZEA Mentorship Programme, which is free for members.

BEIA launches 10th BE Mentored programme

Monday, 27 February 2023 23:39

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) has launched its 10th BE Mentored Programme with a one day meet-up for 50 participants in Auckland on 27 February.

Industry sets sights on next generation of NZ tourism

Monday, 07 November 2022 04:44


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be the special guest at this year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa, a full-day event where delegates dive into the most important issues facing the tourism industry. 

Nicole Tingey elected new SITE ANZ president

Thursday, 03 November 2022 09:27

Nicole Tingey has been elected Society for Incentive Travel Excellence Australia and New Zealand president, replacing Colette Baini who steps down after a two year term.

BEIA appoints new Events Manager

Sunday, 16 October 2022 22:58


Chris Peak is joining Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) next week as events manager, responsible for BEIA’s key events including the annual MEETINGS exhibition.

New Board Members for BEIA

Monday, 10 October 2022 19:48


One new Platinum member has been elected to the Business Events Industry Association (BEIA) board of management, and a new co-opted member is joining in Air New Zealand’s seat following the annual general meeting in Napier last week.

Linc 2022 Conference

Monday, 19 September 2022 19:35


Linc kicked off in Blenheim earlier this week. LINC – Leadership, Insights and Networking Conference is the largest gathering of Association Executives in New Zealand which is hosted by AuSAE (The Australasian Society of Association Executives), and covers all aspects of association management. 

Business events industry set to ‘Ignite the Future’ in Hawke’s Bay

Monday, 15 August 2022 03:57

Registrations are now open for Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s (BEIA) 46th AGM and Annual Conference to be held in Hawke’s Bay at Napier Conference Centre from 4 to 6 October 2022.

BEIA announces MEETINGS 2023 for new Wellington venue, Tākina

Wednesday, 13 July 2022 22:57

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) will stage MEETINGS in Wellington for the first time at the capital city’s new-generation venue, Tākina Wellington Conference and Exhibition Centre.

Hospitality wages jump 9% to pass living wage

Monday, 04 July 2022 10:08

Wages and salaries across the hospitality sector continue to increase despite businesses having to battle through some of the toughest trading periods in living memory.

Incentive travel global survey

Monday, 20 June 2022 22:44

The Australia and New Zealand Chapter of the Society of Incentive Travel Excellence is encouraging all incentive travel practitioners to participate in the global Incentive Travel Index survey which is open until June 30 and aims to provide the sector with a complete understanding of current and future activities and opportunities.

Christchurch to host 2024 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Congress

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 21:33

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has chosen Ōtautahi Christchurch for its Annual Scientific Congress to be held in May 2024 at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

SITE ANZ Chapter wins two awards at Dublin conference

Tuesday, 26 April 2022 21:10

The Australia and New Zealand Chapter of the Society of Incentive Travel Excellence won two awards at the SITE Global Conference in Dublin last week, with President Colette Baini on hand to accept them.

NZ Cruise Association urgently seeks reopening dates

Tuesday, 26 April 2022 03:01

New Zealand Cruise Association is warning that New Zealand risks losing millions of dollars unless the Government can confirm as soon as possible when our maritime borders will reopen.

LINC leads the way

Monday, 07 February 2022 23:26

In keeping with the COVID protection framework at red settings, AuSAE’s LINC Conference from 1 to 3 February went ahead in Rotoura, successfully operating within the limit of 100 attendees. 

Hosted Buyer applications open for MEETINGS 2022

Monday, 31 January 2022 00:59

Hosted Buyer applications are now open for Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s MEETINGS 2022 on 15 and 16 June in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

AuSAE LINC conference set for 1 February

Tuesday, 25 January 2022 02:03

The AuSAE LINC conference to be held in Rotorua at the Energy Event Centre is going ahead as planned from 1 to 3 February.  

PCOA postpone annual conference despite strong support

Tuesday, 11 January 2022 22:13

The Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA)  has decided to postpone the scheduled annual conference, planned for Hobart later this month.

Major seed conference coming to Christchurch

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 08:10

Ōtautahi Christchurch has won the right to host the world’s largest regional seed association congress.

New Chair for BEIA

Wednesday, 17 November 2021 00:01

Steve Armitage has been appointed the new Independent Chair of Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA).

BEIA launches Future of Business Events Virtual Summit

Tuesday, 16 November 2021 00:05

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) is inviting registrations for its Future of Business Events Virtual Summit on Thursday, 9 December 2021.

Two major Tourism events move online for 2021

Tuesday, 02 November 2021 20:17

This year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa and New Zealand Tourism Awards are transforming into innovative online events, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.  

BEIA @ PCMA award scholarships to members

Tuesday, 19 October 2021 22:12

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) has partnered with the Professional Conference Management Association to award PCMA DES (Digital Events Strategist) Certification scholarships to several of its New Zealand members.

BEIA conference postponed until 2022

Wednesday, 06 October 2021 22:31

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) and Hawke’s Bay Tourism have announced the postponement of BEIA’s 45th Annual Conference in Hawke’s Bay until 2022.

New dates for PCOA21

Thursday, 09 September 2021 01:36

The challenges of the current outbreaks of the coronavirus pandemic has led the PCO Association (PCOA) councillors to the decision to postpone PCOA21.

AuSAE LINC conference new dates and location

Wednesday, 01 September 2021 01:32

New dates along with a new venue have been announced for the LINC Conference. The conference will now take place in Rotorua from Sunday 28 November to Tuesday 30 November 2021.

Business events industry conference ready for bold look at the future

Monday, 09 August 2021 23:05

Registration is now open for the Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) Conference 2021 to be held at the Napier War Memorial Centre in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand from 11 to 13 October. 

ChristchurchNZ TRENZ Hui 2021 - Case Study

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 23:39

TRENZ Hui, staged in Ōtautahi Christchurch in May 2021, was the biggest live business event to be held in New Zealand since the 2020 lockdown.