World Mourns New Zealand Mosque Attacks

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World leaders and people on social media were expressing outrage and sympathy Friday after mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, claimed the lives of at least 49 people.

Evolution Dome extends international reach to New Zealand for the very first time

Event Industry News

Evolution Dome, the international leader in temporary inflatable event structures and solutions, is excited to announce a new partnership with Auckland-based Air Space Structures. The traditional marquee is king in New Zealand and the events market is ripe for disruption by Evolution Dome’s innovative inflatable structures. The post Evolution Dome extends international reach to New Zealand for the very first time appeared first on Event Industry News.

Royal New Zealand Air show traffic flow crisis averted with BlipTrack technology

Event Industry News

Following the disastrous traffic congestion caused by unexpectedly high spectator numbers at the 2012 Royal New Zealand Air Force Air Show, organisers of the 2017 event knew they needed to avoid a repeat performance.

7 Smart Moves—at Experience Columbus, Casa Velas and More

Smart Meetings

Gibson most recently worked for Caesars Entertainment in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Gillian Officer Te Pae, Christchurch Convention Centre, which will open in New Zealand in 2020, hired Officer as director of sales.

Top 5 Friendliest Cities in the World


Auckland, New Zealand. A post shared by Auckland, New Zealand (@visitauckland) on May 30, 2016 at 3:48pm PDT. Destinations International auckland cities dublin eco-friendly friendly ireland krakow list major new zealand nice poland poll social south carolina spots survey tokyo Tourism TravelPolls don’t lie, right? These cities are among the top-rated in most “world’s friendliest cities” articles.

How This Event Improved Communications With 2,000 Staff & Volunteers [Case Study]


This case study explores how Ironman New Zealand, one of the toughest competitions in the world, improved communications, operations and incident response times for their event. This is a case study from Michael Walker, Marketing Manager, Blerter.

The best events are created together

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With their headquarters stationed in Wellington, New Zealand, ShowGizmo has been the number one event app in the Australasian region for several years.

Top 10 Best Airlines in the World


Air New Zealand Premium Economy Spaceseat. In a surprise win, Virgin Australia took the trophy for Best Business Class with its new “The Business” suite, which the ratings site calls “more first class than business class.” Air New Zealand. Air New Zealand.

Facilitating connection

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I was asked if I could help distant friends and students in the United States, New Zealand, and Germany to connect in some way with the ceremony. Last Saturday, the ashes of my wife’s beloved Tai Chi teacher were interred in our tiny town cemetery.

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Meet Jan Tonkin

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Managing Director, The Conference Company, Auckland, New Zealand; President, International Association of Professional Congress Organisers. When I was in my early 20s, it was almost a rite of passage for New Zealanders to go traveling, so I duly followed suit. JAN TONKIN.

People on the Move

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Zhang will be responsible for total account management within the Asia Pacific region, including Japan, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. In this new role, she will oversee mergers and acquisitions in the Tarsus U.S.

Event Technology Awards Shortlist Spotlight: LiveStyled

Event Industry News

No strangers to the Event Technology Awards, the company took home 2 awards last year , for Best Venue Solution and Best New Technology Product. It’s been a rapid ascent for London-based tech company LiveStyled.

Everyone counts – ‘She Means Business’ digs into diversity at IMEX in Frankfurt

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Among the many exhibitors already confirmed are New Zealand, Senses of Cuba, Barcelona Convention Bureau, Visit Brussels, Kempinski Hotels, Meliá Hotels and Latvia.

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PCMA Expands Business Events Programming Throughout Asia Pacific

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Ivy Chia, regional experience and events manager for Ericsson, said the 2018 event provided networking opportunities with “like-minded professionals where we shared experiences, discussed challenges, and explored new methods and concepts to improve event experience.”.

Putting Attendees at the Heart of an Event

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After taking Think to the Australia and New Zealand market in 2016 and 2017, GPJ wanted to kick things up a notch for 2018. The event had become a great vehicle for IBM to tell its story, build new relationships, and generate new business opportunities. Agency George P.

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Top Convention Center Projects Underway in 2016


Convention center projects around the globe signal a very bright future for meetings and events in the new year. From San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand, and Sydney to Aberdeen, Scotland, convention center projects include major expansions and new builds that are born from demand.

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25 Things to Know About Dave Weil, SmithBucklin

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The destination at the top of my travel bucket list is New Zealand. Dave Weil has served the events and trade show industry for more than 25 years, contributing his leadership in analyzing and shaping the industry and its future. He serves as vice president of event services for association management and services company SmithBucklin, where he has worked since 1992. In his role, Weil oversees all aspects of events and trade shows for SmithBucklin ’s client organizations.

Can You Guess the World’s Shortest and Longest Flights?


There’s no meal or beverage service , but you’ll hardly notice on America’s new, shortest-scheduled flight. Qatar Airways flies from Doha, Qatar, to Auckland, New Zealand , a distance of 9,028 miles, in 16 hours and 23 minutes.

Gearing Up for Global Meetings Industry Day


New York City’s iconic Empire State Building was even lit up in blue, the color of MMB, to mark the occasion. On April 6, Smart Meetings will be reporting from the GMID celebration in Atlantic City, New Jersey. GMID 2016 event in Austin, Texas.

Tokyo Named Top ‘Bleisure’ Destination in Asia

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For example, global event management company Pacific World launched a new product development programme that focuses on immersive culinary experiences. Senso-ji Temple is one of Tokyo’s many attractions.

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Destinations Get in the (Pokémon Go) Game

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Pokémon Go is quickly becoming 2016’s hottest app, clocking more than 15 million downloads for iOS and Android since it was released in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S.

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Oliver Kinross hail partnership with Gleanin a success

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The exhibition is organised by Oliver Kinross and forms part of a global portfolio of construction exhibitions (the ‘BUILD’ portfolio), which take place in New York, Australia, Scotland and New Zealand. Encouraging registrants to share their attendance and invite their contacts and connections via the Gleanin Connect platform turns visitors into event advocates and allows organisers to reach new audiences.

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New Movement Aims to Boost Women Tech Leaders


Marking a major boost to professional women in the meetings industry, two event-technology entrepreneurs have launched a new movement to support women as they trail-blaze new products and services in event tech.

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How Multi-Cultural Design Thinking Leads to Better Events

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Linear-active groups are comprised of the English-speaking world (North America, Northern Europe, Australia and New Zealand) and has traits including separating social life from professional life, and a tendency to plan ahead step by step. Mathias Posch. What defines culture?

Why Attendees Keep Coming Back

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Products reflect the country attendees are in, such as tropical fruit-flavoured protein supplements like mango and banana — a thrilling taste sensation for delegates from Australia, New Zealand, and East Asia. By Marisa Jampathong.

Prison System: A Meeting for Confined Spaces

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AROUND THE GLOBE Though the event is still young, it was attended by academics in all career stages and from across the globe — undergraduate students and senior professors alike came from Switzerland, New Zealand, the United States, and other countries to participate.

‘You Need to Sit on the Edge of Chaos’

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The challenge is that successful businesses each run off well-oiled algorithms that depend on efficiency and productivity and these cultures typically kill off anything new or threatening,” King said. Ian Wong, founder of Eruditus, says any form of innovation must have a purpose.

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Case Study: Manchester Central’s ongoing relationship with CIH Housing’s annual conference and exhibition

Event Industry News

And as delegates, who travelled from as far and wide as New Zealand and Canada, arrived in the Manchester sunshine, they were greeted by two modular homes which we’re built in less than 48 hours in the heart of the city.

AIF publishes UK festival ownership map and ‘stamp’ of Independence, renews call for competition investigation

Event Industry News

In 2018 alone, Live Nation acquired two prominent UK promoters in Robomagic and Metropolis Music, as well as more around the world such as Rock In Rio and New Zealand’s Rhythm And Vines Festival.

How VisitOSLO Redirected Frustrated Travelers Toward Its Uncrowded Charms

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The VisitOSLO team was scouring Instagram in search of unhappy tourists when they stumbled upon the hashtag #vacayfail, attached to a post by a New Zealand couple who could not see the “Mona Lisa” at the Louvre Museum in Paris because of the dense crowds of people.“[The

New Board Members and Best Ideas Recognized During 2016 DMA West Education Summit


Santa Monica Travel & Tourism engaged in an opportunity to partner with Witchery, one of Australia’s leading fashion labels, lifestyle brands and retailers within Australia and New Zealand. Best Idea Program Achievement Award winners at the 2016 DMA West Education Summit.

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U.S.-Based Carriers Snubbed by World Airline Awards


For the fifth time, Air New Zealand earned World’s Best Premium Economy Class, in addition also securing the award for Best Premium Economy Seat. Air New Zealand. Airlines based in the Arabian Gulf and Asia definitely have developed better reputations than U.S.-based

7 Reasons Why Ticketbud is the Best Alternative to Eventbrite


We’ve had clients in New Zealand and Australia comment how quickly we’re able to help them. Jonathan Powles, GS Adventures New Zealand. A lot of event organizers have been asking, what are the best alternatives to Eventbrite?

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2019 Marketing Conferences: The #1 Marketing Events Guide


Join 6,000+ marketers to learn what’s new, what’s hot, and what’s actually working RIGHT NOW in digital marketing. New York, NY. The original industry authority for marketing and media technology, where marketing, technology and media communities assemble to share new ways of thinking.

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9 Zany Zipline Tours


Ziptrek Ecotours, Queenstown, New Zealand New Zealand is below the equator, so it only makes sense to swing upside down there, right? A new ship, Symphony of the Seas , will be added to the fleet in 2018, and she will also feature a zip line. Zip, zip, hooray!

The World Celebrates Second Annual GMID!


New York City: The Empire State Building was lit in shades of blue, along with other shows of support throughout the city, including a large-scale ad in Times Square. Toronto, Canada: New meeting professionals’ question-and-answer session. Happy Global Meetings Industry Day ( GMID )!

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Leading Chefs Gather at Cayman Cookout


Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin in New York City, hosted the event. In what has become a top annual Caribbean event, several of the world’s leading chefs gathered in the Cayman Islands this month for the Cayman Cookout.

Leading Chefs Gather at Cayman Cookout


Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin in New York City, hosted the event. In what has become a top annual Caribbean event, several of the world’s leading chefs gathered in the Cayman Islands this month for the Cayman Cookout.

World’s 20 Safest Airlines


The site’s editorial team also examines each airline’s fleet history and its track record of initiating new safety technology to arrive at the top safest airlines. World’s safest airlines, in alphabetical order: Air New Zealand.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting


See if your favorites made the cut and discover new cities you’ve never explored before. New York, New York. There is something in New York City for everyone from sightseeing to museums to theaters to hotels to restaurants to meeting venues galore. Queenstown, New Zealand.

Fly Like a Boss


Corporate Traveler is based globally with teams in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Meeting professionals don’t have to break the bank to live the high life, because many programs make it easy for them to travel luxuriously and hassle-free at reasonable prices. These five VIP flight experiences cut the stress out of business travel. Clear.

Are You Ready for the Extreme You?

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She wrote her new book, Extreme You: Step Up. What I mean by that is at any moment in time — when you take on a new project or task or client, or an event that you’re putting on — you may be doing it for the first time, which means you’re learning and growing.

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Eventbrite partner with Instagram to turn visual discovery into ticket sales

Event Industry News

and this integration is a “global-first,” making it available in all of the markets Eventbrite operate in, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand. Here’s a little more about the value the integration delivers: Grow existing audiences — and reach new ones : Instagram has always been an effective way to grow a community and reach new potential fans and attendees.