New Zealand business events breath a sigh of relief as venue capacity limits end

BEIA Chief Executive Lisa Hopkins "There is pent-up demand from Australian, international, and domestic event organisers with a robust booking pipeline waiting in the wings"

Following the New Zealand government’s announcement that the country has moved to code Orange COVID restrictions, which means unlimited capacity for venues, Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) Chief Executive Lisa Hopkins believes the business events industry is finally in a position to welcome visitors a take advantage of the projected strong return of business.

“For the first time since mid-August 2021, the business events industry can finally breathe a sigh of relief knowing that New Zealand is moving from Red to Orange level from 11.59 pm, Wednesday, 13 April,” she says.

“This announcement by Minister for Covid Response, Chris Hipkins, coupled with the opening of air borders without the need to self-isolate for Australian visitors was highly anticipated and welcomed by the business events sector industry.”

“With confirmation of a move to the Orange setting of the Covid Protection Framework and borders reopening, we are very much open to hosting large business events.”

“There is pent-up demand from Australian, international, and domestic event organisers with a robust booking pipeline waiting in the wings.”