Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) held its AGM online last week and welcomed a new chair and confirmed its nine board members.
Outgoing Chair, Tony Gardner welcomed new Independent Board Chair, Steve Armitage. Gardner noted the 2021 financial year was the 45th year the association had been representing and supporting members, and the industry in Aotearoa New Zealand.
“The key theme for BEIA this year has been challenge and change. Much forced upon us. But the situation has required new thinking, a leaner, more agile way of working, and new, fresh ideas,” he said.
In her report to members, BEIA Chief Executive Lisa Hopkins said, “We are now on the brink of quite possibly the most significant change in our battle against Covid-19, yet our ‘normal’ is on the horizon. It will look slightly different, but the adaptability of our industry means it will become something we will all quickly embrace.”