New Zealand’s business events industry celebrated a successful MEETINGS 2022 when over 650 Australian and New Zealand event professionals gathered for a gala dinner at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) chief executive, Lisa Hopkins says the MEETINGS 2022 gala event, entitled Flourish, reflected the mood of optimism throughout the industry, and captured the very best New Zealand culinary, entertainment, theming, production and design talent.
“MEETINGS has shown that business events are back, and better than ever, with a strong pipeline of bookings coming from two days packed with appointments.
“Flourish was a fitting finale for what has been a highly productive and inspiring two days of meetings, networking, learning and doing business together,” she says.
“This was a well-earned time to reflect and celebrate with our industry peers, and a spirit evident amongst all our event organisers hosted from around New Zealand and Australia, and our incredible team of over 200 exhibitors.
“MEETINGS has also been a triumph for New Zealand’s and Christchurch’s business events hosting capabilities. It leaves everyone in awe of our world-class venues and services in a bucket-list destination. Hosting its first major international exhibition, Te Pae Christchurch has come through with flying colours,” she says.