MEETINGS 2022

Post-MEETINGS survey shows interest in New Zealand

An independent survey commissioned by Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) post-MEETINGS showed $107.5m (USD $67.48m) worth of business was provisionally secured during the show’s two days – which was a 45.3% increase on MEETINGS 2021. After attending MEETINGS, 79% of all buyers said they were booking business as a result of the event, while 21% were still considering options, such as destinat...

MEETINGS 2022 – In pictures

New Zealand’s flagship events industry exhibition, MEETINGS, a two-day event, 15-16 June 2022, rallied the industry at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. Organisers reported the event was sold out, with 211 stands from 18 New Zealand regions and over 500 buyers, including 110 from Australia.

Awards and celebrations for Australian and NZ business events industry

New Zealand’s business events industry celebrated a successful MEETINGS 2022, which drew to a close on 16 June, when 650 Australian and New Zealand event professionals gathered for the show’s gala dinner at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) chief executive, Lisa Hopkins said the MEETINGS 2022 gala event, entitled Flourish, reflected the mood of optimis...

BEIA chief executive says demand for in-person business events is set to soar

Talented people, sustainable practices, and world-class new infrastructure are key to New Zealand’s business events sector success and recovery, according to national association Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA). Speaking at MEETINGS 2022 16 June, BEIA chief executive, Lisa Hopkins said the demand for in-person events was set to soar. And she referenced the New Zealand’s government announc...

Vital role of business events recognised at MEETINGS 2022

New Zealand’s flagship events industry exhibition, MEETINGS opened its in-person 2022 edition with a strong endorsement of the business events sector’s role in the country’s economic and social success. The two-day event was officially opened, 15 June, by Hon. Stuart Nash, New Zealand’s minister for tourism and economic development, at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. Show organiser, Busines...

MEETINGS 2022 set for fruitful show

Event professionals from Australia and New Zealand are set to meet in Christchurch, 15-16 June, for the business events trade show, MEETINGS 2022. Organisers report the two-day event at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has sold out, with 211 stands from 18 New Zealand regions and over 500 buyers, including 110 from Australia. Lisa Hopkins, chief executive of Business Events Industry Aotea...

Record MEETINGS exhibition set for Christchurch in June

New Zealand’s annual business events industry trade show, MEETINGS has sold out with a record number of exhibitors set to meet with event organisers from across Australia and New Zealand in Christchurch, 15-16 June. The two-day event will showcase 211 stands from across 18 regions of New Zealand, welcoming 410 event organisers to the newly constructed Te Pae Christchuch Convention Centre. The Busi...

Exhibitor registrations open for MEETINGS 2022 in Te Pae Christchurch

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) is inviting exhibitor registrations for MEETINGS 2022, New Zealand’s only national tradeshow for the business events industry. The event is set to take place, 15-16 June 2022, in Ōtautahi Christchurch, at the newly built Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. Lisa Hopkins, chief executive of BEIA, said: “Being in Ōtautahi Christchurch next year will add a v...