BEIA conference postponed to November

The conference will be held in Napier, a coastal city in North Island; Napier's Art Deco heritage pictured

New Zealand’s Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) Conference 2021
has been rescheduled to November 1-3, 2021, three weeks later than planned.

The theme of the event will be BEing Brave, Bold and Ready, and New Zealand’s minister of tourism Stuart Nash will open the conference on November 2.

The conference will be held in Napier, a coastal city in North Island; Napier’s Art Deco heritage pictured

International event strategist Oscar Cerezales, from MCI Group, will lead the discussion on scenario planning for the new normal. Other speakers will include clinical psychologist Jacqui Macguire, and technology and broadcasting guru Ian Taylor.

The Napier War Memorial Centre on the waterfront will be the main conference venue, with ToiToi – Hawke’s Bay Arts and Event Centre hosting the gala dinner on November 3. The Old Church Napier is set for the welcome function on November 1.

BEIA chief executive, Lisa Hopkins, said now more than ever, meeting face-to-face is important for the industry after a period of lockdown.

“Our members are telling us they are keen to go ahead, and we have been fortunate to work with our partners in Hawke’s Bay to secure the new dates. It is vital we continue to support the local region. They have invested so much time and effort into helping us host the conference and create an awesome programme.”

Delegates who have registered to date will have their registration automatically roll over to the new dates.

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