Updates from our CEO, Lisa Hopkins

Here you can find articles featuring, and by, CEO of Business Events Industry Aotearoa, Lisa Hopkins.

BEIA Media Releases


Open borders and unlimited capacity signal strong return for business events industry
13 April 2022

Big day out planned for business events show in Christchurch
04 April 2022

Reduced restrictions welcomed by New Zealand business events sector
23 March 2022

Border reopening ignites confidence for business events industry
16 March 2022

MEETINGS 2022 signals a new era for New Zealand business events
03 March 2022

Business Events Industry Aotearoa welcomes end to isolation for vaccinated visitors
28 February 2022

Business events buoyed by new government support
12 February 2022

Business events sector hit hard by ongoing isolation
03 February 2022

Hosted Buyer applications open for MEETINGS 2022
01 February 2022


Future of Business Events Virtual Summit signals optimism
10 December 2021

Business Events Industry Aotearoa confirms Board at AGM
26 November 2021

Virtual conference organisers give boost to local hospitality operators
23 November 2021

BEIA launches Future of Business Events Virtual Summit
16 November 2021

BEIA welcomes National’s plan to support event insurance
20 October 2021

New Zealand BEIA members awarded PCMA DES Scholarships
13 October 2021

BEIA’s 45th Annual Conference postponed until 2022
6 October 2021

Support for business events sector critical as Level 2 restrictions tighten
6 September 2021

Business events industry conference moved to 1 November
1 September 2021

Cancelled conferences donate food and give back to community
23 August 2021

Lockdown increases strain on already challenged business events industry
18 August 2021

Business events industry conference ready for bold look at the future

9 August 2021

Business events industry celebrates 25th anniversary of MEETINGS
4 June 2021

MEETINGS marks turning point for business events industry
3 June 2021

Spectacular welcome for business events industry visitors
2 June 2021

BEIA appoints two new board members
17 February 2021