New Director for Hilton NZ

Wednesday, 17 July 2024 02:00

Hilton has appointed Sebastien Delteil as the new Cluster Director of Sales.

New Director of Building Services at Te Pae Christchurch

Monday, 08 July 2024 04:20
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has welcomed a new director of Building Services to join the organisation’s executive team. Large venues and infrastructure expert, Troy Williams has joined Te Pae Christchurch from his former role as Asset and Compliance Manager for Dunedin Venues Management.

Douglas joins Business Events Wellington as BDM Australia

Tuesday, 02 July 2024 03:25

Business Events Wellington is proud to welcome Leanne Douglass to the team as the new Business Development Manager – Australia.

New GM for Destination Great Lake Taupo

Monday, 17 June 2024 02:39

The board of Destination Great Lake Taupo has announced the appointment of  Patrick Dault as DGLTs new general manager.

RotoruaNZ Promotion for Tamm

Tuesday, 04 June 2024 01:21

Jesse Tamm has been promoted to sales executive at RotoruaNZ Business Events.

Crowne Plaza Queenstown Updates

Monday, 27 May 2024 20:39

Hannah Chalmers has been promoted to the position of business development executive at Crowne Plaza Queenstown. Chalmers joined IHG in 2022 as a reservation agent and transitioned into the role of meetings planner within the Crowne Meetings Team.


Hayley Holmes (below) has joined Crowne Plaza Queenstown in the role of meetings planner commencing from 21 June. Holmes has over five years’ experience in administrative roles and three years dedicated to event planning.

Hilton Lake Taupo recently welcomed Janine Al-Rawi, as its new Hotel Manager

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 01:21

Al-Rawi, originally from Germany has gained more than 10 years’ experience within the Hilton Group with time spent in Austria, Dubai, United States and Germany.

Celebrating decades of success

Tuesday, 14 May 2024 01:40

Earlier this month was one of celebration for Tracey Thomas, managing director of Conference Innovators and board member of the Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA). He not only celebrated 20 years in the business but also the release of ‘Piata Mai’ – BEIA’s National Strategic Direction document – a first for the industry.

New at Type 40

Tuesday, 14 May 2024 00:15

Sinéad McKeefry has joined Type 40 as a graphic designer.

New at Higher Perspective Conferences & Events

Sunday, 05 May 2024 23:18

Vanessa Huntley has joined the Higher Perspective Conferences and Events team in the role of Event Manager. 

PCOA24 Program Management and Advisory Committee announced

Monday, 29 April 2024 18:19

The PCOA executive has appointed Jakki Govan from Clockwise Consulting to the position of PCOA24 Program Management.

New Destination Manager for Dunedin

Wednesday, 10 April 2024 00:16

Enterprise Dunedin have announced that Sian Sutton has joined the team as the new Dunedin Destination Manager.

Denise Broeren as the incoming PCOA Councillor for Victoria.

Tuesday, 09 April 2024 21:18

Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA), is delighted to announce Denise Broeren as the incoming PCOA Councillor for Victoria.

Sue Sullivan joins Reliance Risk New Zealand 

Monday, 18 March 2024 00:25

Sue Sullivan has joined Reliance Risk’s New Zealand business in a sales and consultancy role.

Kelly Dodd joins Tourism Talent

Thursday, 14 March 2024 00:41

Tourism Talent has expanded its team with the appointment of Kelly Dodd as Senior Associate for Hotels, Resorts and Accommodation.

McCloskey to Urban Gourmet 

Monday, 11 March 2024 21:57

Urban Gourmet have appointed Lisa McCloskey as business development executive.

New Head of Sales at Te Papa & Tākina Events

Monday, 26 February 2024 03:33

Te Papa has appointed Marna van Blerk as their new Head of Sales and Commercial.

New GM for Parkside Hotel & Apartments

Tuesday, 20 February 2024 09:40

Burzis Ustad has been appointed as GM for Parkside Hotel and Apartments.

Stock returns to Edgewater – Lake Wānaka

Tuesday, 13 February 2024 01:18

The Board of Edgewater – Lake Wānaka announces that Leigh Stock will be the new General Manager.

New for CPG Hotels

Thursday, 08 February 2024 02:58

Judith Dixon is the new business development manager for business events at Fable hotels and resorts. 

Club Med has appointed Tomasina Boone as BDM for Business Events

Wednesday, 07 February 2024 01:34

Club Med has appointed Tomasina Boone, as its new MICE Business Development Manager for the Pacific market.

New at Colab Connects

Tuesday, 30 January 2024 21:28

Angelique van der Merwe has joined Colab Connects, a marketing and strategy company that develops sustainable marketing strategies that use innovation, insights and creativity for good.

Promotion for Taylor at Trinity Wharf

Tuesday, 30 January 2024 21:25

Kelly Taylor has recently been promoted to business development manager - MICE at Trinity Wharf Tauranga.

Spotlight on H3 Group - Celebrating 34 years 

Monday, 22 January 2024 21:33

Eddie Tamati (pictured) began work at the Claudelands Showgrounds in Hamilton in 1989, 34 years later, Tamati is the longest standing staff member at H3 Group and an integral part of the team. 

Ellis joins Verve as BDM

Monday, 22 January 2024 21:31

After eight years in marketing, Greg Ellis returns to the events industry at Verve. Ellis now combines his previous twenty years events experience at corporate entertainers The Improvisors and Greg Ellis Creative with strategic comms expertise.

Meredith returns to Fortis Events

Wednesday, 17 January 2024 01:11

Fortis Events has welcomed back Jo Meredith as a Senior Event Manager.  

Promotion at Celebrity Speakers

Monday, 15 January 2024 03:08

Rachel Bird is starting the year in the newly established role of Brand and Talent Manager, responsible for the marketing, brand and talent acquisition for Celebrity Speakers.

New at Aircalin

Friday, 12 January 2024 01:01

Aircalin has appointed James Leslie as its new sales executive for the New Zealand region.

Key appointment for Grand Chancellor

Tuesday, 12 December 2023 20:26

Hotel Grand Chancellor has appointed Steve Martin as area general manager for Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland and James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor in Wellington.

New GM for Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 07:32

Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa have announced the appointment of Debbie Guptill-Robertson as its new general manager, effective 1st December 2023.

DMS’ Fernandez appointed to SITE board of directors

Saturday, 25 November 2023 00:20

Marissa Fernandez, Managing Director at DMS Destination Marketing Services, has been named as the inaugural SITE Australia & New Zealand Chapter Representative on the 2024 International Board of Directors.

New Senior BDM at Pullman Auckland

Sunday, 12 November 2023 22:31

Orshi Miklos has joined Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments as Senior Business Development Manager – Meetings & Events.

New at Business Events Southland

Tuesday, 07 November 2023 23:18

Business Events Southland have appointed Janine Daniel to the bureau as Business Development Executive in October this year due to growing demand in the region. 

New BDM Australia for ACB

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 21:48

Charlotte Mills is the new BDM - Australia based in Auckland.

NZICC grows sales staff

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 21:12

The New Zealand International Convention Centre has appointed three new sales professionals who will focus on the domestic events market.

New at Te Pae Christchurch

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 21:10

Te Pae Christchurch has appointed Melanie Gurden to the role of marketing and communications manager.  

New at Auckland Convention Bureau

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 08:07

Olivia Octaviani joins ACB as BDE - Australia and International based in Auckland

Buchanan is the new BDM at Headwaters

Wednesday, 25 October 2023 22:15

Buchanan’s career focus in her 28 years in the workforce has been on the Conference and Incentive (MICE) and tourism industry.

Te Karaka Lodge appoint executive chef

Wednesday, 25 October 2023 21:30

Te Karaka Lodge in rural Waikato have appointed Dominic Dsouza as their Executive Chef to lead the kitchen at the brand new contemporary farmstay.

Te Karaka Lodge Managers

Monday, 16 October 2023 08:02

Kiwi couple Aaron and Danielle Geraets are the Lodge Managers running newly opened modern farmstay, Te Karaka Lodge in rural Waikato.

Bennett to join Tourism Tropical North Qld in 2024

Monday, 09 October 2023 10:12

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has appointed Tara Bennett (pictured) to the position of general manager - Partnerships and Events starting in early 2024.

Patten new GM for Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Wednesday, 04 October 2023 08:03

The current general manager for Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, Debbie Patten is an experienced hotelier with a wealth of industry expertise, operational knowledge, and sales skills.

NZICC appoints director of customer experience

Wednesday, 04 October 2023 00:22

The New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) has appointed Tracey Ha as director of customer experience.

Ha will oversee all aspects of the NZICC's brand, marketing, communications and corporate social responsibility initiatives.  This includes a targeted focus on sustainabilty, community impact and creating authentic cultural experiences for NZICC's clients and guests.

Ha Joins NZICC from Tataki Auckland Unlimited where she was group marketing manager overseeing destination marketing for the visitor economy, business events, major events and their cultural organisations (Auckland Zoo, Maritime Museum & Auckland Art Gallery.

Robertson to Crowne Plaza Queenstown

Tuesday, 26 September 2023 04:32

Katie Robertson is the the newly appointed director of sales & marketing at Crowne Plaza Queenstown.

New at Chateau Marlborough

Monday, 25 September 2023 23:29

Nick Billcliffe is the front office and reservations manager at Chateau Marlborough.

Business Events Marlborough appoint BDM

Monday, 25 September 2023 22:49

Fay Clarke is the new business events development manager at Destination Marlborough.

New business events lead for Dunedin

Sunday, 24 September 2023 22:57

Enterprise Dunedin has appointed Penny Neilson as business events lead.

Grossman to Hawke's Bay Tourism

Monday, 18 September 2023 21:40

Liz Grossman is returning back to her home town and has been appointed as the new Partnerships manager - tourism trade and business events for Hawkes Bay Tourism.

NZICC appoints new international sales manager

Monday, 18 September 2023 21:39

The New Zealand International Convention Centre has appointed Loryn Blaikie  as international sales manager.  Blaikie brings a wealth of experience and joins NZICC from the Institute of Directors.  

Parker joins Millennium Hotels & Resorts NZ

Monday, 28 August 2023 10:30

Adam Parker has joined the Millennium Hotels and Resorts team as National Business Development Manager, C&I.  

Crannitch to Naumi Hotels Wellington

Monday, 28 August 2023 04:43

Rick Crannitch is the new general manager for Naumi Hotels Wellington.

Crannitch has held previous general manager roles in Australia and New Zealand, most recently with Royce Hotel in Melbourne and Mayfair Hotel in Christchurch.

New Head of Technology and Innovation at Te Pae Christchurch

Sunday, 20 August 2023 23:02

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre have announced the appointment of Nathan Gardiner as the new head of technology and innovation.

New at H3 Group

Monday, 14 August 2023 19:25

H3 Group have welcomed the newest member of their business development team, Lucy Mayne).

Brunsdon to Taupo Motorsport Park

Monday, 14 August 2023 19:21

Casey Brunsdon is the new sales & functions manager at Taupo Motorsport Park.