New Zealand will kick off worldwide celebrations of Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID17) with an event focusing on the impact of women in the industry.
Falling on April 6 this year, the day recognises the meetings industry and the positive impact it has on cities, businesses and economies. Hundreds of events are planned all over the globe.
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is partnering with meeting app developer ShowGizmo to stage a free breakfast event at Cliftons, Wellington.
“We will hear and learn from global event professionals from the USA and Europe via live stream, and from our locals who will share insights about New Zealand’s world-leading potential,” says CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan (left).
Five speakers include: Carrie Abernathy, co-founder and president of the Association for Women in Events (AWE), who will be giving the United States perspective on the industry; Marie-Claire Andrews, director of AWE and CEO of ShowGizmo, on being a woman in event tech; Rachel Bartlett, European president of IACC with the United Kingdom angle; Lotta Bowman, CEO for Sigtunahojden in Sweden on what's happening in Europe; and Sue Sullivan on how New Zealand can lead the way