Event News – February 2022

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In an effort to keep you up to date with what’s happening in the world of events, The Organiser has put together a few highlights from around New Zealand and across the world.

As well as links to the latest news, we hope you find articles that inspire your imagination, motivate you to keep learning and give you ideas that you can incorporate into your own events.

What’s going on locally?

Napier – Organisers of the Art Deco Festival in Napier hailed this years festival a success. Although scaled down to run under New Zealand’s Red Traffic Light system, thousands of people were still able to enjoy the festivities.

Rotorua Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival is promising to bring inspiration and stories to Rotorua. ARONUI is an explosive, electric and boldly Indigenous Arts Festival, set in the depths of an active caldera in Aotearoa’s volcanic epicentre, Rotoruanui-a-Kahumatamomoe.

Regional Events FundThe Thermal Explorer Regional Events Fund includes the Waikato, Rotorua, Taupo and Ruapehu regions and is managed collectively through the Event Investment Panel. Expression of interest are now invited and need to be submitted by 5pm, Wednesday 2 March 2022.

What’s happening in NZ?

The New Zealand Event Association have postponed their Eventing the Future Conference and Awards Gala Evening to July 26th and 27th. Both events will still take place in Napier.

Covid Support – As Covid-19 continues to cause problems for the industry, with many major events being cancelled or postponed, The Organiser recommends visiting NZEA’s website for a comprehensive list of what support is available.

Running events go virtual – Auckland’s annual Ports of Auckland Round the Bay’s running event is going virtual in 2022, with runners completing the 8.4km anytime during the designated week in March on a course they create themselves. This isn’t the only running event in NZ going virtual, with Wellington Round the Bays doing the same.

Six60 tour re-arranged – The long awaited Six60 has had to reschedule due to Covid-19. Their first concert will now take place in Wellington on October 29th.

What can we learn from overseas?

UKCube wins prestigious Green Supplier Award at UK’s 2022 Festival Supplier Awards. They were recognised for introducing an eco-friendly foldable building, which reduces CO2 and GHG emissions for organisers when transporting portable buildings their events, when compared with fixed frame cabins. Read the full story here.

Listen and Learn – Podcasts are great way to keep up to date with what’s happening across the industry, hear are a few that are popular overseas…

https://www.bizbash.com/on-demand/gathergeeks https://www.eventindustrynews.com/category/podcasts https://www.andrewoloughlin.com/influential-info

All of articles that are linked to on this page are written and created by external parties and aren’t necessary the view of the Organiser website.

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