Tourism NZ @ IMEX 22

Thursday, 05 May 2022 03:37

The international business events and incentives trade fair IMEX will be held in Frankfurt from 31 May to 2 June this year.

EventsAir - Investment and a new CEO

Tuesday, 29 March 2022 23:52

The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has invested in EventsAIR, The Australian events management software solutions provider for in-person, virtual and hybrid events.

Ungerboeck acquires cloud based venue & event software with global customer base

Tuesday, 30 November 2021 20:30

Ungerboeck, has acquired Priava, a cloud-based venue and event management system with a wide portfolio of global customers.

EventsAIR Awarded ABA100 Winner

Tuesday, 19 October 2021 22:50

EventsAIR has been recognized as an ABA100 Winner in The Australian Business Awards 2021 for Software Innovation.

AIME 2022 new tech partner

Sunday, 10 October 2021 21:52

AIME 2022 has a new partnership with the tech-event company Grip!

EventsAIR wins at Stevie Awards

Tuesday, 28 September 2021 01:06

EventsAIR was named the winner of five Stevie® Awards in the 17th Annual International Business Awards®.

WellingtonNZ.com transforms to virtual hub.

Sunday, 29 August 2021 23:49

The team at WellingtonNZ is sharing ideas to support local businesses and keep households entertained

Ungerboeck and EventBooking Merge

Thursday, 27 May 2021 05:08

Ungerboeck and EventBooking, today announced a merger that will enable the unified company to offer customers an integrated set of capabilities that further enhance the ‘world-class solutions they provide today’.

EventsAir renews long partnership with BEIA

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 00:40

Long-standing technology partner, EventsAIR has renewed its support for MEETINGS 2021 for the seventh year.

EventsAIR holds bootcamp for 1000

Thursday, 08 April 2021 03:07

Ahead of the launch of OnAIR v5, the virtual and hybrid event solution created by EventsAIR, the company hosted three online bootcamps on 25 March in the APAC, EMEA and Americas regions.

The Year of Change – Expect the Unexpected

Thursday, 28 January 2021 01:20

2020  started with high expectations for the EventsAIR team.  Yet these were quickly squashed as event planners had to cancel or postpone planned events due to COVID-19 restrictions. Some event planners took the leap of faith and transitioned to virtual with varying success. 

Events Air Wins At The Australian Event Awards

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 00:27

The EventsAIR 6th Generation Event Management Platform won Best Technical Achievement or Innovation at the 2020 Australian Event Awards for its work on 2019/2020 Congresses and Events. The Australian Event Awards and Symposium fosters continued excellence, innovation and unity in the industry.

100,000 virtual attendees since launch of OnAir

Thursday, 10 September 2020 00:27

COVID-19 and the ensuing restrictions has forced many businesses to cancel or postpone crucial in-person events since March 2020. EventsAIR responded to the crisis and launched the OnAIR virtual and hybrid event solution in May 2020.

OnAIR for event managers

Tuesday, 02 June 2020 02:12

Over 8000 attendees have experienced and tested the OnAIR platform over the past few weeks which is designed to help get event managers back to business.

Jet Park Hamilton offers virtual meetings

Monday, 25 May 2020 04:19

Jet Park Hotel Hamilton Airport are offering solutions that will allow teams to connect online no matter where you are, New Zealand or overseas.

Remote Engagement Showcase Event

Friday, 01 May 2020 01:09

Team Up Events have joined forces with Terry Williams, People Engagement Expert –  to host a virtual showcase event focusing on the unique challenges of managing a remote workforce and how to best navigate and adapt to the new norm of remote working environments.

Win with Tait Technology Centre

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 05:08

As world leaders in technology, it is not surprising that the Tait Technology Centre is harnessing the benefits of technological advances – especially during the COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions.

Free virtual team building

Monday, 30 March 2020 00:45

Team Up Events is offering a free virtual team building energiser to boost morale, maintain employee engagement and spread positivity during these challenging times, to demonstrate commitment and solidarity to businesses across New Zealand.

ICCA AND EventsAIR form new partnership

Thursday, 19 March 2020 02:41

After an extensive evaluation and review process, ICCA (the International Congress and Convention Association) is partnering with EventsAIR as an Industry Partner and as their preferred event technology platform.

All the tools an event planner needs!

Monday, 30 December 2019 03:58

Using the latest web architecture that has been optimized for tablets and mobile devices and also improves site performance and responsiveness across multiple platforms and browsers, EventsAIR has launched its 6th generation event management platform.  What this means for the event planner, says the events technology company, is they now have the ability to access the range of event management tools from any device anywhere any time at lightning speeds.

CVENT and NZEA form partnership

Thursday, 22 August 2019 01:35

Cvent, a meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, has announced its new partnership with the New Zealand Events Association (NZEA).

New Technology for Business Events

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 22:07

EVENT Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (EVENT) has launched its newest development in the conference and event space, Got it Covered, a purpose-built mobile site to enhance conference and event organisation across QT, Rydges and Atura hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand.

Situation Looking Good at Team Up Events

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 22:16

Team-building specialist, Team Up Events, has developed a time-pressed team game that challenges participants to think quickly, assess real-time information, and make the right call. The Situation Room – an illicit trade simulation scenario - puts teams to the test to learn from each other, identify strengths and weaknesses, and to assess situational leadership under pressure, says the developer. 

Technology talks

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 22:14

Event technology continues to balance productivity and innovation, with each new update and device breaking new ground in delegate experience while maintaining return on investment for organisers.

Airbnb unveils new accom solution for event organisers

Monday, 23 April 2018 22:16

Airbnb has revealed a new tool ‘Airbnb for Events’  for event organisers in New Zealand and Australia to help attendees find the best accommodation options.

The tool offers event organisers and conference planners the ability to create an interactive map of Airbnb listings that are near their venues, and embed the map directly on their event website.

Innovation key for AV Events

Thursday, 19 April 2018 03:05

AV Events has enjoyed substantial growth over the last year, as it looks to continue to expand its business in providing innovative and creative audio visual solutions to the market.

Acting as a one-stop shop we have the ability to offer full technical production nationwide, as well as full creative design,’ explains says Kelvin Colling, account manager.

Eventbrite & Event Solutions team up

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 03:58

Eventbrite recently expanded its regional presence by launching a New Zealand office last year, off the back of signing a number of iconic Kiwi events such as Rhythm and Vines and Homegrown, as well as the Wellington Food & Wine Festival and many more.

As part of the launch, Eventbrite looked for credible local partners to support its onsite operations, and after looking at a number of different companies, Event Solutions came on board.

Social media + conferencing: where to start?

Monday, 12 February 2018 21:45

Conference venues and professional conference organisers got an inside scoop on how best to leverage social media to boost business and engage with customers, at the 2018 IACC Australia Asia Pacific Annual Conference yesterday, taking place in Auckland.

Evan Urbania, CEO of ChatterBlast Media, an online strategy and social media marketing company, says venues and PCOS can ‘activate’ their events and marketing with smart social media. 

‘Social media is vital if a conference centre wants to elevate its events,’ he says.

Find A Venue

Monday, 27 November 2017 21:11

A totally refreshed and modernised version of a popular New  Zealand venue search engine has been relaunched under a new name.
Find A Venue, incorporating its predecessor Venue Search, already has tens of thousands of unique visitors to the site annually and co-owners Paul Hailes and Terry Holt say this number is set to grow exponentially.
‘The site is not restricted to conferences incentives and meetings – though those sectors are obviously an important part of Find A Venue’s target market,’ says Hailes.

Minor & Expedia team up

Monday, 30 October 2017 21:20

Expedia and Minor Hotels have banded together to ‘transform the future of the meetings and conference industry in Asia Pacific’.

The collaboration will see hotels under Minor Hotels’ Anantara and Oaks brands go ‘live’ with Expedia’s white-label MICE technology.

By visiting the hotels’ websites, customers can instantly check availability and pricing information and independently configure and book meeting rooms, accommodation, food and equipment.

ShowGizmo welcomes new CEO

Monday, 14 August 2017 22:52

David Chaulk has joined ShowGizmo as its CEO, replacing founding CEO Marie-Claire Andrews, who remains on the company’s board.

The ShowGizmo event app has been the market leader in Australasia since launching mid-2010.

Chaulk specialises in leading hyper-growth in early stage companies, and has worked throughout Australasia, North America, and the UK in industry sectors from SaaS software to FMCG to utility in leadership positions including CEO, COO, group GM and director of sales and marketing.

‘Since completing my last project, I’ve been looking for a New Zealand-based opportunity with world class potential. The events industry is one of the fastest growing verticals out there and ShowGizmo is an amazing product. I genuinely believe we can grow this business internationally and become one of the great New Zealand success stories,’ says Chaulk.

Fast times at Waitakere Estate

Monday, 07 August 2017 22:11

Heritage Collection Waitakere Estate has installed high speed internet in response to high demand from its corporate clients. Because the estate is located in a semi rural location in the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Park, the property is not due to have fibre available for another five years. In order to meet demand for high speed internet for corporate clients and guests, the property has installed a radio wave-based internet system that provides fibre-equivalent internet speeds. There will be no charge for internet at the estate.

CINZ launches ground breaking digital planning tool

Monday, 31 July 2017 04:21

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand has launched a New Zealand digital planning tool for event organisers. The CINZ team demonstrated the tool to delegates at the Get Global industry exhibition in Sydney yesterday.

CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan says the new resource is a world first because it is the only tool of its kind that combines venues with accommodation. 

Eden Park ups AV game

Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:42

Eden Park has teamed up with AV provider Vidcom to facilitate a big upgrade of its audiovisual equipment.

The main function areas of Eden Park are the key focus, with over 20 areas that can cater for two to 1500 people.

Established in 1999, Vidcom has offices in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. The collaboration will see Vidcom commit to facilitate a significant upgrade of audio visual equipment within Eden Park’s key function areas.

‘After receiving a number of submissions, Vidcom’s compelling proposal demonstrated their ability as a market leader,’ Eden Park’s CEO Guy Ngata says.

CINZ: Spam alert

Monday, 15 May 2017 04:22

CINZ is warning its members of a spam campaign after several members received an email last Thursday entitled CINZ MEETING & EXPO – NEW ZEALAND 2017.

The spam email is offering an “Attendees List of CINZ MEETING & EXPO – NEW ZEALAND 2017” at a discounted price. The email is from a Chris Paul (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

CINZ is asking its members to please be aware that the email is not a legitimate email from/about or related to CINZ in any way. It is spam and should be deleted.  

‘Please DO NOT respond to this email and under no circumstances enter into any arrangement to purchase this fictitious list,’ Sue Sullivan, CINZ chief executive, told members in an email on Thursday.

Sullivan is asking members to circulate this warning around their teams so they are all aware of it.

Sabre Corp tech hacked

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 04:39

Sabre Corp is a major technology solution provider for airline and hotel companies.

This past week, there was a breach of its Central Reservations system, which could have exposed customer payment card data and other personal information.

Because of this, cyber security company Centrify is calling for a two-factor authentication mandate.

Event app offline functionality

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 22:25

 Event management platform EventsAIR has unveiled a new enhancement to its Organiser App.

The EventsAIR Organiser App provides a cloud-based collection of tools that integrate in real time to the EventsAIR Platform.

The app, available on both Android and iOS, can now be operated in offline mode, allowing event organisers to choose which data they wish to save locally, enabling them to perform onsite tasks without the need for internet connectivity.

‘We know how critical it is for organisers to be able to manage hundreds of onsite tasks and jobs from a cloud-based smart device,’ says Trevor Gardiner, CEO of Centium Software.

Virtual tours where it’s at

Thursday, 30 March 2017 20:42

Providing potential customers an immersive look inside a venue may be the way of the future, with 360° virtual tours proving a popular sales tool.

According to ScanView, which shoots panoramic images for Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty event venues, hospitality and tourism businesses, providing 360° virtual tours has become a highly effective way to boost bookings.

Each virtual tour allows people to explore inside a reception venue, conference centre, individual hotel room or restaurant.

More for PCOs in app store

Monday, 24 October 2016 23:16

EventsAIR has released an update to its app store including three new products.
A new Exhibitor Lead Management app has been added, allowing event organisers to offer advanced lead retrieval services without the need for specialised hardware and external databases.

Fully integrated with the EventsAIR platform, exhibitors will be able to capture the details of every visitor to their stand using any smartphone or tablet. They will also be able to create their own custom profile questions and automated thank you emails.

Another new product available is Audience Live Polling, which provides an interactive real time live polling function that any presenter can deploy during their sessions.
The included Attendee app integrates with exhibitor lead management and audience live polling, providing attendees with a comprehensive tool for all of their event activities, communications and functions.