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Jo Meredith to HOT Events

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 14:59

HOT Events is back in Auckland, opening an office to be headed by account manager Jo Meredith. Although the head office is based in Christchurch, a substantial number of HOT Events’ key clients are Auckland based.

Meredith has previously worked as a professional conference organiser for Event Dynamics, sales manager for the SKYCITY Entertainment Group and as an event manager for The Edge (now Auckland Live).

HOT Events is the conference and incentive event division of the House of Travel Group.

New GM for The Travel Brokers

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 11:42

Brooke Jamieson is the new general manager of The Travel Brokers. Jamieson comes from various management roles at Air New Zealand in sales support, agency support, and more recently in specialist channel management. Prior to joining Air New Zealand he worked with a number of agency groups, including Gulliver's Pacific in Auckland. Jamieson will commence his new role on Wednesday 22 April 2015.

Director of sustainability

Thursday, 02 April 2015 16:08

The Langham Hospitality Group has appointed Carman Ng to the new role of director of sustainability. Ng has been with Langham for more than four years where she has successfully developed a more structural approach to continue the hotel chain’s sustainability growth. This includes extending more leadership and innovation to the Langham Hospitality Group’s corporate sustainability programme Connect. Connect promotes and encourages sustainability through all aspects of business such as Connect Conferences which provides sustainable meeting solutions.

cievents GM back

Thursday, 02 April 2015 16:04

cievents has announced its general manager, Julie McWatt has returned from maternity leave.

McWatt has been with cievents since 2010 and is responsible for developing strategic direction for cievents New Zealand and increasing growth and market share for the business.

Sandy Botterill at cievents

Thursday, 02 April 2015 16:02

Sandy Botterill is director of sales and account management at cievents. Botterill will lead the sales team for cievents New Zealand and has a focus on developing existing client relationships as well as building new opportunities for the business.

She has a wealth commercial experience, beginning her career as a lawyer for the large international law firm, Chapman Tripp, where she specialised in environmental law, before moving to Thomson Reuters where she managed their operational publishing teams across Australia and New Zealand.

Joining cievents three years ago in Australia, her most recent position being director of sales and account management, Botterill says she sees great growth opportunity within New Zealand for cievents.

New at World Journeys

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 16:00

Elly Wealthall has joined World Journeys as a travel designer, replacing Kirstin Dawson who leaves to pursue opportunities in Australia. Wealthall comes from a sales role with Trafalgar, and prior to that in the House of Travel adventure wholesale team.