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CINZ MEETINGS back for 19th year in 2015

New Zealand business events trade exhibition, Conventions and Incentives NZ (CINZ) MEETINGS, will return for its 19th year in June 2015. Promising bigger business opportunities and an expanded program, CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan said the growth was expected to continue as the country’s business events sector expands. Over NZ$50 million was written at CINZ MEETINGS 2014. The event will be staged across two large pavilions at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds on June 10 and 11, 2015. The…

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Completed

The new Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley facility has reached completion. The $6 million conference and event centre is the largest in NSW north of Sydney and features two conference rooms, 650 square metres of adjoining exhibition space, eight meeting rooms and 316 onsite accommodation rooms. “The new Conference and Exhibition Centre will position the Hunter Valley as a leading Australian conference and events destination,” said Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley General Manager Robert Coates. “We…

Biometrics Institute pushes trust-building agenda

The Biometrics Institute has initiated a feasibility study for a Biometrics Institute Trust Mark. The study will aim to create a simple model that Biometrics Institute members can sign up to and utilise to balance against the rigour and credibility of the Trust Mark. “The feasibility study will provide a landscape scan and road map for implementing the Biometrics Institute Trust Mark,” said the Hon. Terry Aulich, Head of the Biometrics Institute’s Privacy Expert Group. “The Trust Mark…

ADIA passes 10,000 Facebook followers

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has reinforced its reputation in the not-for-profit sector as a leader in communications management and developing online communities. By surpassing 10,000 followers on Facebook, the ADIA has become a useful communication tool for the dental community, regardless of geographical location. ADIA CEO Troy Williams said he felt the power of Facebook and online communities were working well for the Association. “It is an effective way to connect…

New GM at Brisbane Marketing

Rob Nelson has been appointed General Manager of Brisbane Marketing. Utilising the awareness Brisbane received during the G20 Leaders Summit, Mr Nelson’s new role is focused on increasing national and international sales efforts with key industry partners such as the sales team at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and Tourism and Events Queensland. “It’s an exciting time for Brisbane,” said Mr Nelson. “I see a real opportunity for business events to leverage and enhance Brisbane’s…

AIME Knowledge Speakers Announced

AIME (Asia-Pacific Meetings & Incentives Expo) has revealed the line up of speakers at the 2015 AIME Knowledge program. Developed by International Conferences and Events (ICE) in partnership with Saxton, AIME Knowledge will be held on 24 and 25 February and will host an exciting line up of renowned Australian speakers for a session titled “Australia Speaks: Celebrating 50 Years with Saxton”. Australians such as Ita Buttrose, Mark Bouris, Layne Beachly, Tim Cope, Megan Quinn, and Rachel Botsman…

Geoff Power elected president of Livestock SA

Former WoolProducers Australia president Geoff Power has been elected president of Livestock SA, after Richard Halliday vacated the position to take up with the presidency at WoolProducers Australia himself. The WoolProducers constitution states that its president must relinquish any responsibilities at a state level, however Mr Halliday will remain a board member of Livestock SA. Mr Power has been an executive member of Livestock SA since 2005 and a member of the South Australian…

Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association CEO steps down

After five years in the job, Jan Davis has decided not to renew her contact AS CEO at the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) when it expires in April. Ms Davis was the first woman to hold the top position in TFGA. TFGA chairman Wayne Johnson said Ms Davis had done an excellent job raising the organisation’s profile and finding her replacement would be difficult. “Jan has worked at this job for seven days a week for the nearly five years she’s been here and I think…

Tripartite Agreement strengthens International HR Bonds

HR ties have been strengthened between Australia, New Zealand and Canada with a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding being signed between HR institutes in the three countries. For the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) and the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) in Canada, the signing of the agreement means taking the first step toward a closer working relationship between the three organisations and strengthening the…

Richard Petty elected to IFAC Board

Richard Petty has been elected to the Board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). Professor Petty’s election took place during the International Federation of Accountants Council meeting in Rome, November 2014.  Previously, Professor Petty was Chairman and President of CPA Australia as well as having served on other boards. In his capacity as board member of IFAC, Professor Petty will act as a representative of the accounting academic community. Based in Hong Kong,…

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