Social Scene

Delegates welcomed at TGIC

Tuesday, 23 July 2024 11:51

Event professionals from Australia and New Zealand are currently meeting on the Gold Coast networking, having meetings and exploring the city's best accommodation options, world-class conference facilities, unique offsite venues and local experiences.

Last night guests were treated to food, drinks and entertainment at Kirra Beach House for the welcome event. Kirra Beach House, a new venue on the southern end of the Gold Coast has panoramic views and was the perfect setting for a fun filled evening.

A full-day tradeshow kicks off today at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre with scheduled business appointments showcasing more than 40 industry partners and products.

Major partners of TGIC: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Moreton Hire and EXPONET, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Kirra Beach House, Miami Marketta.

Event partners: Dorsett Gold Coast, Hilton Surfers Paradise, Mercure Resort, RACV Royal Pines, The Star Gold Coast, Aries Queensland, Expo Event Services.

Gold Coast Connects in Auckland

Monday, 25 March 2024 00:48

Experience Gold Coast hosted a group of New Zealand buyers last Thursday for lunch at Hotel Britomart in Auckland.

Summer Showcase at Due Drop Event Centre

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 07:27

Due Drop Event Centre and Collective Hospitality hosted a Summer Showcase to around 30 guests at the Event Centre yesterday to celebrate a busy year and the summer season.

BEIA member networking event

Wednesday, 22 November 2023 22:30

BEIA held its Christmas Member Networking Event at The Libraries at The Hotel Britomart on Monday 20 November.

Conference champions celebrate

Friday, 22 September 2023 23:22

Tourism New Zealand has recognised the experts who successfully secured international conferences for New Zealand over the past year. 

 Welcome function at Wither Hills for BEIA conference

Monday, 18 September 2023 21:58

The BEIA conference kicked off last night at Wither Hills Winery in Blenheim, the theme of the conference 'Experience Extraordinary' is taking place today and tomorrow at the ASB Theatre and Marlbropigh Convention Centre with a variety of speakers and activities lined up.

The Mighty Waikato hosts AuSAE LInc 2023

Monday, 11 September 2023 20:50

The Waikato region hosted the Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) Linc Conference 2023 from the 10-12 September.  The conference is taking place at Claudelands Event Centre.

Networking event at Park Hyatt Auckland

Wednesday, 06 September 2023 19:01

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) hosted a networking event for members last night in partnership with Park Hyatt Auckland at The Boathouse.

MEETINGS 2023 News page

Friday, 23 June 2023 07:33


Check out all the news and stories form MEETINGS 2023 held in Wellington for the first time this week.

Famil of Cairns & Port Douglas

Monday, 15 May 2023 21:20

A group of New Zealand buyers were hosted last week by Business Events Australia on a famil of Cairns & Port Douglas.

Gold Coast connects in Auckland

Monday, 20 March 2023 03:06

Destination Gold Coast (DGC) held a networking lunch for New Zealand clients at Homeland in Auckland last Thursday. Guests were treated to a three-course meal that served up the best of New Zealand and the Pacific, and was prepared by Peter Gordon himself.

Incentive opportunities in Port Douglas

Monday, 13 March 2023 22:13

Port Douglas is beginning to see incentive travel return from New Zealand, says Tara Bennett, chief executive officer of Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree.

BEA host NZ buyers for breakfast

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 01:37

Business Events Australia hosted 16 New Zealand based buyers for a breakfast event The Conservatory Restaurant at the Hyatt Centric Melbourne yesterday morning.

AIME Welcome Party rocks at Marvel Stadium

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 00:11

AIME celebrated 30 years in style at Marvel Stadium, guests were treated to a spectacular night out on the turf of the stadium and enjoyed a pearl-themed catering menu by Victorian producers Delaware North before a dance party kicked in with DJ Hot Dub Time Machine and danced the night away with a selection of music from the last thirty years.

Guest were also involved in a group photo that had every one filling in a 30 mapped out on the field to celebrate AIME's birthday.

PCOA Function In The Hanging Garden Hobart December 2022

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 04:00

PCOA evening function In The Hanging Garden live music and cultural precinct in downtown Hobart.

PCOA delegates enjoy a taste of New Zealand

Sunday, 11 December 2022 22:04
Tourism New Zealand hosted 20 clients at St. Albi's in Hobart for dinner on Sunday night as part of their attendance at the PCOA 2022.

Lylo opening party

Tuesday, 06 December 2022 22:56

Auckland’s newest and largest lifestyle budget accommodation experience LyLo, was launched last Thursday 1 December.

Office & PA Show at Cordis Auckland

Monday, 29 August 2022 10:44

The Office & PA Show kicked off on Monday and continues through today. The two-day event is focusing on three key themes: future of work; future of events; development and wellbeing.

Tourism sector gets together for Nelson conference

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 00:33

The Tourism Export Council (TEC) NZ Conference is in full swing at the Rutherford Hotel, Nelson.

Ramada Hotel & Suites Newmarket celebrate first birthday

Monday, 08 August 2022 01:21

Ramada Hotel and Suites Newmarket finally got to celebrate both its opening and its first birthday - both delayed by Covid related complications.

Social event during Meetings 22 - Christchurch

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 04:17

Check out some photos from  Napier Conferences & Events hosted buyer function at Riverside Kitchen and Rydges Latimer Christchurch hosted buyer function at The Terrace in Bloody Mary’s Bar

More to come.

Out and about in Christchurch at Meetings 2022

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 04:15

RotoruaNZ Business Events hosted buyers at INATI restaurant on Wednesday night, check out some of the photos here.

Rotorua Industry Luau Night

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 01:54

Over 100 industry colleagues gathered at Te Puia last week for a Industry Luau night hosted by the Rotorua Convention Bureau.

Te Pae Christchurch celebrates opening

Monday, 16 May 2022 22:32

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre showcased the Centre to clients, colleagues, suppliers and friends last Thursday, during a dinner to thank them for their support during the venue’s journey to opening.

PCOs work together to ensure success

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 20:01

Professional conference organisers have moved to new levels of cooperation since the challenging Auckland lockdown began in August.

Business Events Industry celebrates 25 years of MEETINGS

Tuesday, 08 June 2021 22:29

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) hosted 500 business event professionals for its 25th-anniversary celebration of MEETINGS at Cordis Auckland last Thursday night.

Hawke's Bay showcases F.A.W.C

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 01:27

Hawkes Bay Tourism brought a taste of Hawke’s Bay’s Food and Wine Classic (FAWC) to Auckland recently.

BEIA member networking event

Monday, 29 March 2021 20:51

Business Events Industry Aotearoa held a informal member networking event last week at the Belini Bar Hilton Auckland. It was a chance for members to get together after a pretty tough start to 2021 and share a drink.

Open day at Sudima Auckland City Hotel

Monday, 22 March 2021 02:04

Sudima Auckland City Hotel welcomed guests to their formal open day held on Thursday 18th March.

Hilton Hosts Guests

Monday, 25 January 2021 20:49

Business event and travel planners, EA’s and PA’s joined hosts from the Hilton Auckland, Hilton Taupo and Doubletree by Hilton in Christchurch for a harbour side lunch at Fish Restaurant, Hilton Auckland. 

Wairakei Resort's Christmas Celebrations

Monday, 07 December 2020 22:13

Wairakei Resort Taupo and Chateau Tongariro Hotel treated clients to the award winning New Zealand chef Ben Bayly’s new Commercial Bay restaurant - Ahi.

Hilton Holds Event To Thank Key Partners.

Monday, 02 November 2020 22:57

Business event planners, PCO's, corporate travel agents and tour operators were hosted to an evening of fine wine, food and entertainment at Hilton Auckland last week. 

Graham departs Hamilton & Waikato Tourism

Sunday, 01 November 2020 22:38

Industry colleagues got together last Thursday evening at Viligrad winery to say farewell to Amanda Graham who has resigned after 5 years at Hamilton & Waikato Tourism.

Hotel Fitzroy Welcomes Guests At Open Day.

Monday, 26 October 2020 22:46

Hotel Fitzroy welcomed event planners, guests and influencers to an evening of cocktails, canapes, conversation and DJ on site late last week.

ChristchurchNZ Convention Bureau networks at Peppers Clearwater Resort

Sunday, 27 September 2020 23:24

ChristchurchNZ Convention Bureau recently hosted a networking function for 60 business partners in the newly refurbished Kaikainui Room at Peppers Clearwater Resort.

25 years worth celebrating

Monday, 14 September 2020 00:33

Celebrations are important at the moment and this was recognised by the team at House of Travel Christchurch City thought when they celebrated managing director David Williams’s 25th anniversary as owner operator of HoT Christchurch City. 

AuSAE networking in Wellington

Friday, 28 August 2020 02:12

AuSAE members got together recently for a networking lunch at the Michael Fowler Centre - Venues Wellington, keeping suitably socially distanced under Level 2 conditions with groups of 4 while dining.  The Hon Todd McClay, member for Rotorua, National party and party spokesperson for Economic Development and Tourism was the guest speaker.

Business Event Planners find Crescendo

Friday, 07 August 2020 02:02

Business event and meeting planners were treated to an evening of ‘Crescendo’ at the Hilton Auckland last night.

Ausae Networking Lunch

Thursday, 23 July 2020 04:01

The Australasian Society of Association Executives ( Ausae ) held a networking Luncheon in the Waitakere Rooms at Aotea Centre recently. 

Online mentoring from Celebrity Speakers

Tuesday, 14 April 2020 21:50

Celebrity Speakers NZ has collaborated with leaders and experts to design Mentor Me - digital mentoring sessions to help businesses survive and hopefully thrive.

Warriors come to Rotorua

Tuesday, 03 March 2020 00:01

Energy Events Centre Rotorua hosted clients on sunny Sunday afternoon at Rotorua International Stadium to watch the New Zealand Warriors take on West Tigers in a pre-season rugby league match.  

AIME opens in style

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 02:48

Sand between their toes

Delegates to AIME hit the beach on Monday night at the event’s opening gala at Port Melbourne Yacht Club, sponsored by the Melbourne Convention Bureau.

Tourism Fiji showcase business events

Monday, 17 February 2020 09:06

Tourism Fiji hosted over 50 key industry buyers last Wednesday at S/O Hotel in Auckland.   

Auckland on show at Ellerslie Event Centre

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 08:26

The Auckland Convention Bureau hosted a showcase event at Ellerslie racecourse on Tuesday with 35 Bureau members and over 100 business event organisers in attendance.  A activation session, where clients got to network with suppliers was held before lunch was served in the recently refurbished Tote on Ascot.

Wairakei Resort Taupo & Chateau Tongariro celebrate

Monday, 18 November 2019 05:15

Wairakei Resort Taupo & Chateau Tongariro hosted clients to a early Christmas lunch last Friday at Oyster & Chop on the Viaduct Auckland.

Meet The Pacific - Villa Maria - Auckland October 2019

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 19:21

Conference and incentive specialists and travel professionals gathered at Villa Maria Winery in Auckland this week for the inaugural 'Meet The Pacific' event that included representatives from New Caledonia, Samoa, Tahiti and Vanuatu.

Taupo shares the love in Auckland

Monday, 21 October 2019 20:38

Around 150 clients attended the Love Taupo showcase at Hilton Auckland last Wednesday evening which highlighted venues and services throughout the Taupo region.

Luxury weekends away, exclusive prizes and goodie bags were all up for grabs.

Pasifika at the Races

Monday, 14 October 2019 00:21

Chef's table event at Grand Millennium

Monday, 16 September 2019 02:43

Eventing The Future 2019 - Welcome Function - Wellington

Thursday, 08 August 2019 21:30

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Eventing The Future 2019 welcome function was held at Flamingo Joe's, Wellington.  

Travel Company's Big Day Out

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:24

Helloworld Travel held its third annual conference at SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland over the weekend. 

Mentorship and emerging talent programmes go from strength to strength

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 19:54

Last week was a busy one for Conventions & Incentives New Zealand when it kicked off the fifth year of its Mentoring Programme as well as an expanded Emerging Talent series.

New event player: GPJ opens Auckland office

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 06:46

Experiential agency George P. Johnson (GPJ) has expanded its network with the opening of a dedicated Auckland office.