New Zealand’s BEIA launches Future of Business Events Virtual Summit

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New Zealand’s BEIA launches Future of Business Events Virtual Summit

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

Lisa Hopkins, BEIA chief executive says the summit theme: ‘Rally, Rebuild and Restart’ encapsulates where the New Zealand MICE sector currently stands and will address the next chapter in its Covid-19 story. “As an industry we need to rally and consider future-forward solutions, to rebuild our industry with sustainability in mind, and restart the sector after the crippling impact of the last two years,” she says. “BEIA is committed to supporting our community with preparation for what is to come in 2022. This summit will help kickstart important and meaningful conversations, so we can move forward optimistically into next year and beyond.”

The virtual summit is free for BEIA Members. Registration is also available to non-members at a nominal fee of NZ$30.

“We have already received over 250 registrations in the first days of launch, a sign that the industry is looking for this type of engagement,” Hopkins adds. “I encourage all those with an interest in business events to register and join us for two hours of engaging and informative content.”

The event is supported by Celebrity Speakers NZ, Tourism New Zealand Business Events, Auckland Conventions Venues and Events, and event and media company Uno Loco, fresh from their APEC-producing duties.

Lisa Hopkins and Bjoern Spreitzer, general manager domestic and business events at Tourism New Zealand, will present the latest information on the current environment, and what they anticipate for business events in 2022.

Streamed live from a media studio at Auckland’s Aotea Centre, the audience will be joined by MC, innovator, and author Joe Davis (pictured), who will be sharing his research into what has worked well for resilient businesses through Covid-19, and provide practical take-outs for moving forward.

He will also facilitate a panel of representatives from international, Australian, and domestic markets, who will share their expectations and views on what 2022 will deliver and the role New Zealand plays.

Further details of the event are available on the BEIA website.


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