Featuring the theme ‘BEing Brave, Bold and Ready’, the conference programme will explore the current environment and focus on the future of business events.
To name just a few, the event’s impressive line-up of speakers will include New Zealand’s Minister of Tourism Hon Stuart Nash, leading New Zealand economist Tony Alexander, and event strategist Oscar Cerezales from MCI Group, who will lead a discussion on scenario planning for the new normal.
BEIA chief executive Lisa Hopkins says the programme will also examine the domestic market and look ahead to international opportunities.
“We have developed a programme that allows time to discuss the big issues, while also hearing from experts who inspire, challenge and offer a very different perspective from the norm,” Hopkins said.
“Our speakers and workshops will focus on understanding the future, gaining industry intelligence, and forecasting.
“One of the characteristics of this conference is audience involvement, and our exceptional speakers are there to generate discussion.”
Set amongst the unique waterfront setting of the Napier War Memorial Centre, the conference will also offer plenty of opportunity for networking with fellow industry colleagues.
Other event highlights include a welcome function at the Old Church Napier, a gala dinner hosted by ToiToi – Hawke’s Bay Arts and Event Centre, and an afternoon exploring the Hawke’s Bay iconic Art Deco architecture, Māori culture and heritage, food and wine, and spectacular environment and wildlife.