Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) hosted 500 business event professionals for its 25th-anniversary celebration of MEETINGS at Cordis Auckland last night.
BEIA Chief Executive, Lisa Hopkins says the team created an elegant, glittering evening to celebrate the business events industry’s night of nights.
“This has been a night everyone needed and deserved. MEETINGS has marked a turning point for our industry, and a quarter of a century after our first gathering, this is a coming-together to be truly celebrated.
“We wanted to honour the industry in style with our friends, partners, customers, suppliers, and whanāu at a lush, glamorous, black-tie dinner,” she said.
“It takes a village to create MEETINGS. Our principal sponsor Air New Zealand, industry partner Tourism New Zealand, host city Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, Event Technology partner EventsAIR, expo partner Peek Exhibitions, and all our brilliant family of sponsors thank you for your unwavering support.
“To the exhibitors, thanks for keeping the faith and believing in this event as the beginning of our way back. This show looked absolutely beautiful, and you have all been in lockstep with us as we navigated this journey,” she said.