Preliminary Conference Programme


2.00pm – 5.00pm Registration Desk Opens
Napier War Memorial Centre
3.00pm – 5.00pm First Timers Welcome Programme
Proudly sponsored by Team Up Events
5.30pm – 7.30pm

BEIA Welcome Function

Welcome to Hawke's Bay at The Old Church
Return coach transport provided


8.15am Registration Desk opens
Welcome Coffee and Networking
8.45am Welcome and Conference opening
9:15am Welcome from Minister of Tourism
Hon. Stuart Nash


BEing BOLD: Leading the Charge

Lisa Hopkins, Chief Executive, Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA)
Lynda Keene, Chief Executive, Tourism Export Council of New Zealand

What does the future look like for the business events sector?
It’s about taking bold steps forward; putting a stake in the ground and having confidence in our actions going forward.

10.15am Morning Tea

BEing BOLD: An Economist Perspective
Tony Alexander

Tony Alexander is a renowned Economics Analyst and Commentator in New Zealand. He translates facts and figures into plain language.
Proudly sponsored by Celebrity Speakers NZ


BEing BOLD: Making dreams a reality
Sir Ian Taylor

A quintessential kiwi can do attitude, coupled with being bold and a global outlook, have proven to be the recipe for success for Sir Ian Taylor, one of New Zealand’s foremost technology innovators.
Proudly sponsored by Celebrity Speakers NZ




Experience Hawke’s Bay

Prepare yourself to be wowed as you savour the very best of Hawke’s Bay. Choose one activity and enjoy time with industry friends whilst experiencing the Hawke’s Bay region. (spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis).

  • Cape Coast E-Bike tour and Wine Tasting with Takaro Trails
  • Gannet Safari Overland
  • Art Deco Vintage, Gin & Wine exploration
  • Iconic Wineries Experience
  • Smith & Sheth – Heretaunga Wine Studio
  • Napier Maori Tours

Return for end of day drink together for a Post Event "Debrief"
The Emporium Bar, Art Deco Masonic Hotel

Evening Free evening at leisure


8.30am Welcome Coffee and Networking
9.00am BEIA 45th Annual General Meeting
(for BEIA Members Only)

BEing BRAVE: Finding your Brave
Jacqui Maguire

Clinical Psychologist and thought leader Jacqui Macguire will help us to optimise our wellbeing and enhance our energy and motivation. Jacqui will provide practical strategies to optimise personal wellbeing, work, and relationships.
Proudly sponsored by Celebrity Speakers NZ

10.40am Morning Tea

BEing BRAVE: Leading with Courage
Joe Davis

Strong leadership influences culture, culture drives human behaviour, and our people drive our customer experience.

Joe's leadership career has spanned many sectors with the common thread of great people, deep culture, and a clear sense of 'why'. Joe will guide us to make sure we are leading with courage in a time when some may be feeling discouraged.
Proudly sponsored by Celebrity Speakers NZ

12.00pm Lunch

BEing READY! The Art and Science of Scenario Planning
Oscar Cerezales, Chief Strategy Officer at MCI Group

We are facing a new normal. A different market and a redesigned ecosystem. New roles, new players, and new rules of engagement requires a deep analysis on what this new reality will look like. This practical group session will walk us through the different challenges, opportunities and required business models of future market scenarios.
Proudly sponsored by Tourism New Zealand.

  Working afternoon tea
4.15pm It's a Wrap - Summary of Workshop with Oscar Cerezales
4.45pm Conference Close and announcement of the destination for the
BEIA Conference 2022
6.45pm Transfer to Conference Dinner
7.00pm BEIA Conference Dinner 
Deco, Diamonds and Decadence

ToiToi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Event Centre

Return coach transport provided

Please note the conference programme is subject to change.