Come April 14, the global meetings community remembers and recognises the efforts of their peers with the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID).
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) will be the first to celebrate with a breakfast event in Wellington on April 6. Partnering with ShowGizmo, a technology platform provider for event organisers, CINZ will be recognising contribution by women in the industry with the launch of the Australasian chapter of the Association for Women in Events (AWE).
CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says the principles of GMID underpin the New Zealand industry's own mission. "We want to enable and encourage organisations here to leverage the potential of local and international visitors to events at our world-class venues in unbeatable locations. "
The speakers for the event are 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 AWE and CEO ShowGizmo with tales of being a woman in event tech, Rachel Bartlett, European President of IACC with the United Kingdom angle, Lotta Bowman, CEO Sigtunahojden in Sweden on what's happening in Europe, and Sue Sullivan on how New Zealand can lead the way.