Stormwater Conference 2019 was held from 1 to 3 May, 2019 at the Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland City. With over 25 booths, exhibitors included Eurofins, Cirtex, Hynds, Auckland Council and more; major sponsors included Stormwater360 and Water New Zealand. Keynote speakers spanning over the 3 days were Dr. Dwane Jones, Richard Batiuk, Chris Digman and Craig Mcilroy. The conference was followed by a gala dinner at St Matthew's.
HP Z at the Edge held part of their HP All Media Pacific Tour at Amano, Auckland Central in April. Major sponsors included Nvidia, Exeed, Azure, Microsoft and many more. Keynote speakers for the conference were Michael Lang, Solutions Architecture Manager for Nvidia, and Keith Fish, WW Graphic Product Manager for Z by HP.
The Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering (PCEE) was held in Auckland City at SkyCity Convention Centre and spanned two days. It was hosted by NZSEE and organised by Conferences & Events, with sponsors such as EQC, Tonkin + Taylor, Pacific Steel, Beca, Granor, Mageba, Contech and many more. Keynote speakers included Carlos Ventura, Maryann Phipps, Teuku Faisal Fathani and David C. Hopkins.
Harcourts Awards Central 2019 was hosted in The Atrium, Hamilton. The event was catered by Montana Food & Events, with Kopiko Bay providing drinks and beverages. Sponsors included Mortgage Express, Luxury Property Selection, Spark, Pink Batts, Stuff, OfficeMax, Lifestyle Finance, Realestate and many more.
Microsoft Azure Summit was held in Wellington, Queens Wharf. The conference was hosted in TSB Arena's Shed 6 and Auditorium, focusing on the new era of Intelligent Cloud. Speakers included Vijay Tewari, Microsoft’s Principal Azure Group Programme Manager, and Russell Craig, Microsoft's Chief Technical Officer. The event was sponsored by BNZ, Intel, Volpara Health Technologies and more. “With such huge advances in cloud technology it’s great timing for an event like this, to give Kiwi businesses a clear idea of how they can make cloud work for them and to give them the tools they need to accelerate their digital transformation journey,” said Patrick Quesnel, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise BG Lead.
Spirits Awards 2019 was hosted at Te Papa to recognise and celebrate achievement within the New Zealand spirits industry. The ceremony was presented by Spirits New Zealand Inc. and Distilled Spirits Aotearoa (NZ) Inc., with sponsors including Super Liquor, Tasmanian Cask Co, Lactanol, Label & Litho, Lion and The Spirits Workshop Distillery.
Techweek 2019 took place during May across 38 locations in NZ. The week-long festival partnered with local Economic Development Agencies to showcase the NZ tech ecosystem. From conferences to meetups, techweek was held across many venues including Museum of New Zealand, Trustpower Stadium Lounge, Horncastle Arena, AUT, Otago Business School and many more. “New Zealand is full of big dreamers, smart collaborators and ingenious thinkers," Chief Executive of NZTech Graeme Muller said, "and this year we celebrate those people and their projects, and give people all over the country the chance to interact with those leading the way in tech."
Harcourts held their annual multi-day conference at Sky City, with catering provided by Sky Café. The conference included Harcourts 2019 National Awards and Hall of Fame, and sponsors included ABC Photosigns, Spark, Pink Batts, NZME, Noel Leeming, Property Press, TorFX and many more.
Global Internship held their annual two day conference at the Auckland Town Hall and Auckland Museum, co-hosted by the University of Auckland. Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development served as the city's sponsor, alongside Education New Zealand and the Academic Internship Council.
This year, Flight Centre’s annual ball took place at Auckland’s Spark Arena. The 1950s inspired event was put together by the team at CiEvents, with sponsorship from Sabre, Air New Zealand, FCB Media, Vodafone and Emirates.
Helloworld Frontliners hosted their 2019 conference at SKYCITY Convention Centre, an annual event that brings together their partners and nationwide team to celebrate travel, aspiration and success. Shed 10 was selected as the venue for their gala dinner to conclude the two-day conference. Styling was by Event Impressions, with the main conference organised and planned with the help of Go Incentives. Total Event Solutions leant their expertise to the event to make it a flourishing success, with Simon McDowell as their esteemed MC alongside inspirational speakers from across the globe.
New Zealand Venues is a brand new concept for the NZ MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) industry, featuring comprehensive venue profiles, an event supplier directory and gorgeous event showcases highlighting the incredible nights New Zealand's events professionals create. The site launched with a bang at Auckland's newest venue, <a href="https://nzvenues.co.nz/auckland-venue/glasshouse" target="_blank">Glasshouse Morningside</a>, on June 6th. The event was attended by 250 of the Auckland corporate event industry's movers and shakers, including many of the city's top venues, event planners and suppliers. With incredible cocktails from Black Pineapple, wine and beer by <a href="https://nzvenues.co.nz/auckland-supplier/greatlittlevineyards" target="_blank">Great Little Vineyards</a> and Tuatara, styling by PS I Love You, catering by <a href="https://nzvenues.co.nz/auckland-supplier/little-wolf" target="_blank">Little Wolf</a>, an unbelievable feature display by Lunar Balloons, furniture by Darby & Grey and lighting by La Lumiere, it all added up to a stunning night.