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MICE success in Christchurch

Two major international conferences will be going to Christchurch in 2017 and 2018. The Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau partnered with Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) and placed the winning bids for the for the 2017 International Conference on Computers in Education and the 2018 Asia-Oceania Conference of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. These conferences will bring a combined 1200 delegates and over NZ$3 million to the economy. Christchurch and Canterbury Convention…

Auckland Convention Bureau Success

The Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) has secured the XIII World Congress of Chinese Medicine. The three day conference will see more than 700 Chinese medicine practitioners and academics arrive in Auckland in 2016. The Congress is the leading annual event for Chinese medicine health professionals in the Asia Pacific region and will generate 1,700 visitor nights and roughly NZ$760,000 in GDP. ACB made the winning bid in conjunction with the XIII World Congress of Chinese Medicine Steering…

Law Institute of Victoria appoints new CEO

Nerida Wallace has been appointed CEO of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV). Ms Wallace replaced former CEO Michael Brett Young who had held the role for 8 years and stayed to assist with the change. Ms Wallace brought a range and breadth of experiences across the legal profession, said LIV President Geoff Bowyer. “Ms Wallace has a wealth of experience providing legal and strategic advice across the legal profession. She has worked with private law forms, government, courts and dispute…

New CEO at Yachting Australia

Matt Carroll has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yachting Australia. Mr Carroll takes over the role after Phil Jones stepped down after 17 years. Yachting Australia President Mall Allen said Mr Carroll’s range of experiences made him an excellent candidate for the position of CEO. “Matt’s background in sports administration across a range of organisations provides Yachting Australia with strategic development, leadership, engagement with stakeholders, understanding of high performance…

IACC launches new venue directory

International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has unveiled a new look IACC certified Venue Directory. The new design and features are intended to enable a powerful new window for IACC members and meeting planners, especially those on the go. Optimised for desktop, smartphone and tablet devices, the new directory contains valuable information to help meeting planners identify their next IACC certified conference venue. It is the only global directory of IACC Certified Conference…

Tony Compier appointed CEO of GymSports New Zealand

From a large number of candidates from across the globe, GymSports NZ has appointed Tony Compier to the position of Chief Executive. Mr Compier brings a wealth of experience in management, operations and commercial expertise to the role. Specialising in organisational development, Mr Compier was previously CEO of Triathlon Queensland where he strove to achieve ‘best-practice’ standards’ to deliver relevant and effective programs throughout Queensland. Chairman of GymSports New…

New Board Member for beyondblue

Jeff Kennett, beyondblue Chairman, has announced that former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has accepted the invitation to join the Board of beyondblue as a Director. “We are particularly honoured that Julia Gillard has seen fit to join our organisation as we continue to serve those in the community suffering depression and anxiety and who are at risk of suicide,” Mr Kennett said. He said Ms Gillard’s appointment was suitable due to her support for and work to establish…

AIME 2015 Visitor Registration now open

With a brand new program promising to inspire, AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo) 2015 is now open. Industry members from the travel, planning meetings, conference and special events sectors are encouraged to pre-register online from today to secure free entry to the event. Delegates who do not register can still purchase tickets on the door for $25. Scheduled for 24 – 25 February 2015 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, AIME is set to showcase 700 Exhibitors…

PETAA Breaks New Ground

The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) has announced the launch of an independent, competitive research grant offered to researchers. The successful applicant must collaborate with teachers and students in primary schools. The annual grant of up to $75,000 will enable researchers to study the efficacy of different educational approaches to teaching English in a primary school setting and must include teachers and schools as research partners. Research must also be conducted…

Terri Smith appointed CEO PANDA

Terri Smith is the new CEO of Post and Antenatal Depression Association Inc. (PANDA). She will commence her role on Monday 15 December 2015. Ms Smith has a strong background in community organisations and previously held the position of CEO at Optometry Victoria. Prior to her 7 years at Optometry Australia, Ms Smith was the Deputy CEO/National Program and Policy Manager for Breast Cancer Network Australia, and the Director of Client Services for Moreland Community Health Services. Ms…

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