New Education Series to launch at MEETINGS 2020

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is unveiling a new professional development and education programme for MEETINGS 2020 in Auckland.

The MEETINGS Education Series sponsored by Celebrity Speakers will give Day Buyers valuable professional development opportunities, and a dynamic way to learn from experts.

CINZ Chief Executive, Lisa Hopkins says event planners visiting MEETINGS for the day on either 22 or 23 April can choose to hear from four different speakers and gain fascinating insights and learnings to take back to their businesses.

“Anyone responsible for organising events from board meetings to team building activities, staff functions, parties or award ceremonies can attend MEETINGS free of charge, meet with any of 190 exhibitors from 18 regions across New Zealand, and boost their knowledge at the same time,” she says.

Opening the MEETINGS Education Series on 22 April is former New Zealander of the Year, Dr Lance O’Sullivan, who will address the subject of courageous leadership and how to be brave, resilient and innovative in an ever-changing world.

Later that day, social researcher, Ashley Fell (pictured) will reveal a snapshot of the key trends redefining society in today’s fast-moving times, and demonstrate how organisations can not only respond to these trends, but also shape them.

As the world’s first openly transgender mayor, Member of Parliament, Georgina Beyer will share her empowering story and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and at events, on day two of MEETINGS.

She will be followed by celebrity chef, entrepreneur and health ambassador Simon Gault, who will talk about his own diabetes journey, and the knowledge he gained from research during his role as presenter of the critically-acclaimed documentary series ‘Why Are We Fat?’ covering issues including nutrition, sleep, and fitness.

MEETINGS is held across two days at ASB Showgrounds, and free parking is available. The new MEETINGS Education Series’ speakers are scheduled for 10am to 10.45am and 2.45pm to 3.30 pm on 22 and 23 April.