Sally Attfield Joins Hospitality New Zealand

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 01:46

Hospitality New Zealand has appointed Sally Attfield as general manager – accommodation, based at the National Service Centre in Wellington. Attfield will report directly to Julie White, chief executive.

Kim Milne Joins 212F

Monday, 19 October 2020 01:57

Carvell Chairs Convention Bureaux

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 21:13

Nicole Carvell, business events tourism advisor at Enterprise Dunedin has been appointed Chair of the New Zealand Convention Bureaux.

Q & A with Dianna Crebbin, DCC&A.

Monday, 07 September 2020 02:40

DC Conferences (DCC) has been running events for 30+years and have just last week, changed their name to better reflect the fact that they have been managing associations in the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years.  

New generation for Paardekooper and Associates

Monday, 31 August 2020 02:41

Recent changes at event management company Paardekooper and Associates mean that Debbie Paardekooper has re-entered the family business, joining Kaye and Luke as Senior Event Manager and Business Development Manager.

Sunshine Coast secures the services of Aitken

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 05:09

Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) has secured the services of former Tourism Australia New Zealand manager, Jenny Aitken, to represent the Sunshine Coast region.

Campbell joins Outshine Ltd

Monday, 20 July 2020 23:28

Outshine Ltd have appointed a new conference coordinator Annie Campbell to the team, based at the Cambridge office.  

Originally from the UK, Annie spent the majority of her ten-year career honing her skills working within corporate event agencies in London.  Two years ago she emigrated to New Zealand, working initially for the Momento Group which, gave her a good introduction into the NZ market. 

Bushell joins Waitakere Resort & Spa

Monday, 06 July 2020 01:05

Cherry Bushell has joined Waitakere Resort & Spa as the new Conference and Wedding Co-Ordinator.

Te Pae Christchurch secures new BDM

Thursday, 02 July 2020 03:48

Heidi Heming joins Te Pae Christchurch as Business Development Manager, based in Sydney.

QT Event Collective expands

Thursday, 18 June 2020 03:32

QT Event Collective founder Sarah Dunan-Hale has secured the services of Jade Taylor and Katie Bowden-Tregoat.

Liz Herrmann honoured for services to Hospitality

Monday, 08 June 2020 00:00

In this year’s Queens Birthday Honours we are delighted to announce that Elizabeth (Liz) Herrmann, Owner and Director of Jet Park Hotels has been appointed as an Honorary Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition of services to the hospitality industry and philanthropy.

Wahl Davies to lead CINZ PCO Group

Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:38

Arna Wahl Davies has been appointed Chair of the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Approved Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Group effective Monday 1st June, 2020.

Waitakere Resort & Spa welcomes Mackenzie.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 01:13

Duncan Mackenzie has been appointed as the new general manager at Waitakere Resort & Spa.

Cargill joins Harding Conferences.

Monday, 13 April 2020 00:25

Harding Conferences has welcomed Teresa Cargill to their team.  

QT Auckland appoints Whaite as General Manager

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 00:59

QT Hotels and Resorts has announced Doron Whaite as general manager for QT Auckland, scheduled to open mid-year. Boasting a 15-year career in hospitality, Whaite’s extensive industry experience will ensure the successful launch and ongoing commercial achievements of QT’s newest property in New Zealand.   

Destination Marlborough New BDM

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 21:29

Wendy Desiles, pictured above has been appointed as business development manager to lead business events attraction for the region.

New manager at Business Events Wellington

Saturday, 22 February 2020 00:51

Irette Ferreira has been appointed as Business Events Wellington Manager

Charlton joins QT Wellington

Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:13

QT Wellington introduces a new Hotel Manager, Ian Charlton, who commenced his responsibility of overall operation of the capital’s design-led hotel on 13 January, 2020. With over ten years’ experience in Australia and the United States, Charlton brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role at QT Wellington.

Te Pae Christchurch gains international events leader

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 23:31

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is building on the depth of its international expertise with the appointment of experienced Client Services Manager, Lee-Ann Dahl.

International Chef to lead Te Pae Christchurch culinary team 

Monday, 09 December 2019 00:58

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is set to showcase local food and produce with a global flavour, with the appointment of international chef Desmond Davies.

CINZ elects new board members

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 23:48

Two members have been elected in the Platinum category of the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) board following its Annual General Meeting in Queenstown on Wednesday 30 October.
Georgina Grey from Accor was elected for a two-year term, and Alison Smith from Millennium Hotels and Resorts re-elected for another two year term. Megan Sweeney of Auckland War Memorial Museum was also re-elected as a Gold board member.

New appointment at Heritage Hotel Management

Monday, 14 October 2019 00:13

Heritage Hotel Management welcomes Emily Crawford as the new conference sales manager, based in its corporate head office in Auckland.

Heritage promotes Shaw

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 20:55

Heritage Hotel Management is delighted to announce the promotion of its conference sales executive Kylie Shaw to the role of corporate sales manager, based in the Auckland corporate head office.

Sidhu appointed as Heritage Hotels' Revenue & Yield Manager

Monday, 23 September 2019 22:36

Due to expansion, Heritage Hotel Management is delighted to announce the promotion of Jass Sidhu from central reservations team leader to the revenue and yield manager for Heritage and City Life Auckland Hotels.

New at Lower Hutt Events Centre

Monday, 23 September 2019 03:16

Gert Venter

Venter joins LHEC as general manager having most recently managed the 329 room Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg.

Sullivan to move on from CINZ after five years

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:46

Sue Sullivan has resigned as Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive. She will be leaving the association at the end of November to take up a new role in Canterbury, as chief executive of Christchurch and Hanmer Attractions.

New CEO for Alexandra Park

Monday, 26 August 2019 05:53

Auckland Trotting Club incorporating Alexandra Park function centre and raceway announces the appointment of Mauro Barsi to the position of Chief Executive.

AACB Welcomes Gareth Martin as new board member

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:15

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) had appointed Gareth Martin, the new eco of the Perth Convention Bureau (PCB).

Wood to Rydges Wellington Airport

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 23:15

Christine Wood has been appointed sales & marketing manager of Rydges Wellington Airport Hotel.

Rydges appoint Marcus Keenan

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 21:06

Rydges Wellington is excited to announce the appointment of Marcus Keenan as Hotel Manager reporting directly to Simon White. Keenan is no stranger to New Zealand hotel management having joined Rydges from his General Manager position at Heritage Auckland, where he had been with since April 2014.

Cinz reappoints board chair Tony Gardner

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 00:47

Tony Gardner has been reappointed as Board Chair of Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) for a further three-year term.

Dinamics Changes Hands

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 21:33

After 16 years of owning and managing Dinamics Destination Management from their base in Queenstown, Diana and Alistair McIlwrick have passed on the baton.

Adventure Playground for Moore

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 04:56

Tony Moore is the new general manager at Adventure Playground Rotorua. Previously, he was the sales manager for the Millennium Hotel Rotorua. He has over 25 years’ experience in Hospitality and Tourism, having worked at the Hyatt, Kingsgate, Novotel and Trans Metro hotels.

New gm for Edgewater

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 00:40
Catherine Bone has been appointed as the new general manager and will start on 21 May 2019. Bone has been a senior lecturer and stream leader at the Pacific International Hotel Management School in New Plymouth.  She has completed an MBA degree from the University of Cumbria in 2016, majoring in Leadership and Sustainability. 

New Zealand Speaker on Top of The World

Monday, 06 May 2019 21:49

In the face of stiff international competition, NZ speaking professional Greg Ward was awarded a standing ovation and the supreme title of ‘World Class Speaker’ at the High-Impact Speaking Masterclass and Showcase in Ottawa, Canada on Friday 3rdMay 2019.  

Finnie joins ChristchurchNZ

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 03:29

Karena Finnie joins ChristchurchNZ as Head of Major & Business Events after a 13 year career in the Events Team at the Christchurch City Council.

Booth to focus business as an Association Management Company

Monday, 22 April 2019 08:20

Lynda Booth is now focusing her business, Tourism Management Solutions Limited, as an Association Management Company, to partner with growth-minded, small and medium sized professional associations to assist them in achieving their strategic goals.

Venture Travel & Events shifts focus to C & I

Monday, 15 April 2019 21:02

After years of dabbling in the different forms of the travel and business events industries, Kim Herd and Nicky Tilsley have partnered to pursue their joint passion of incentive groups and conferencing.

The pair have over 50 years of experience between them, with Herd having started in the incentive industry with Bonaventure Palmerston North in 1990 before shifting into retail with United Travel and moving to Auckland to open her own United Travel office in 1995. She sold her Birkenhead office in 2001 and has since worked from home trading through IATA.

New at Te Papa

Monday, 08 April 2019 20:08

Marion Hervo has joined the venues sales team at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Pullman Auckland new DOSM

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 04:04

Archana Kawatra is director of sales and marketing at Pullman Auckland.

New directors appointed to HWT

Monday, 21 January 2019 20:28
Hamilton & Waikato Tourism (HWT) has appointed two new directors.

Blanchfield joins GCH Aviation

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 19:23

Caroline Blanchfield has been appointed group marketing manager of GCH Aviation Group.

New at Southern Discoveries

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 01:50

Kerry Myers has been appointed general manager - sales and marketing at Southern Discoveries, based in Queenstown.

Officer to Te Pae Christchurch

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:23

Gillian Officer has been appointed director of sales for Te Pae, Christchurch Convention Centre. Starting this week, her new role will be to secure events for the opening of Te Pae from late 2020 onwards. 

ACB restructure - three new members

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 21:49

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) has restructured the Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) team into two divisions: marketing and business events services; and business development.

New on the sunny coast

Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:14

Maureen Brennan has been appointed business events manager for Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC).

Martin makes moves

Monday, 23 July 2018 20:21

Tracy Martin has been appointed national director of sales for EVENT Hotels and Resorts New Zealand and director of sales and marketing for Rydges Wellington.

Martin immigrated with her family from South Africa to New Zealand in 2008 joining Mirvac Hotels and in 2012, following an acquisition by Accor Hotels, she transitioned into the Accor sales team as director of sales for corporate.

New at Dunedin bureau

Monday, 23 July 2018 20:17

Nicole Carvell has joined the Dunedin Convention Bureau as business events tourism advisor. 

Carvell has previously held roles with Dunedin Venues and The Cancer Society, and has a wealth of conference sales and fundraising, marketing and event coordinating experience.

New GM for Pullman AKL

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:25

Veronique Delattre is the new general manager for Pullman Auckland, effective as of April 2018. Originally from France, Delattre’s hotel career spans 20 years, including major international stints  working for AccorHotels in United Kingdom, Russia, Poland, Vietnam and Malaysia.

New face at Convene Group

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 23:55

The company behind industry trade shows such as PAICE and the regional-focused Australasian Convene series have welcomed Charlotte Allen as its new event and administration assistant.

Allen comes to Convene Group after graduating from AUT where she majored in event management/marketing and public relations.

Changes at Amora AKL

Monday, 19 March 2018 20:21

Archana Kawatra is the new sales and marketing manager at the Amora Hotel Auckland. Kawatra has recently moved to New Zealand after 12 years in the United Arab Emirates.

She has previously worked as director of sales and marketing at the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche and the Grand Millennium Abu Dhabi. Having worked with Hyatt International prior to being director of sales - MICE at the

New face at VMS

Monday, 19 March 2018 19:46

Lindsay Wallace is the new business development manager for boutique conference management company, VMS Event and Conference Logistics.

Auckland Venues: New BDE

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 01:53

Lorena Marshall has joined Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events as business development executive. 

Her most recent previous position was at Rydges Auckland for two years and before that she was at Rydges Queenstown.

Beardsmore's new role in the Bay

Thursday, 08 February 2018 03:53

Angela Beardsmore is the new consumer marketing manager at Tourism Bay of Plenty.

In her role, Beardsmore is responsible for domestic and international consumer marketing, and international media files and will work closely with business events.