Welcome from BEIA
A formal welcome from BEIA’s Chair

BEIA welcomes Joe Davis as our Master of Ceremonies for this afternoon’s programme.
Joe will facilitate audience questions following each presentation.

2.05pm   Practical lessons from resilient businesses
Joe Davis
Proudly sponsored by Celebrity Speakers NZ

What has worked well for resilient businesses through COVID-19? Joe Davis - a leader, innovator and author with a deep passion for bringing teams together around big challenges with real purpose is here to share his insights.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Joe explored the journeys of hope and optimism from New Zealand businesses who have been able to thrive during these times of adversity. In his presentation he will share these experiences and provide positive and practical take-outs for moving forward.
2.30pm   What does the environment look like for business events?
Lisa Hopkins, Chief Executive, Business Events Industry Aotearoa

Bjoern Spreitzer, General Manager Domestic & Business Events, Tourism New Zealand
The most up to date practical information on what is going on in the current environment and what we anticipate for business events in 2022.
3.05pm   What do clients want? What can we learn from clients in other markets?
This session will invite representatives from key markets to provide an insightful case study on what the future of business events looks like from their perspective.
Facilitated by Joe Davis
An international perspective: Patrick Rush, Senior Regional Director Asia Pacific Meetings & Events at American Express Global Business Travel
An Australia perspective: Rohani De Beger, Business Development Director at Veritas Events
A New Zealand perspective: Trevor Newman, General Manager Strategic Marketing at Fonterra Ingredients
3.40pm   Solutions and Success
Sir Ian Taylor
Proudly sponsored by Celebrity Speakers NZ

A quintessential Kiwi can do attitude, coupled with being bold in business when you’re up against all odds continues to be the recipe for success for Sir Ian Taylor during COVID. Sir Ian is globally renowned for his innovative ideas and solutions, such as his recent private MIQ trial to discover new ways to help New Zealand open our borders safely. Sir Ian will share his story along with practical advice for the business events sector as we start reconnecting with each other and the world.
4.05pm   Summary
Joe Davis will close today’s summit with a summary of how the business events sector can prepare for success into 2022 and beyond.
4.15pm    Close

*Please note this programme may be subject to change.*  Please feel free to reach out to Cerys if you have any questions or queries.