Published on : Thursday, December 10, 2020
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) held its Annual General Meeting on 9th December, 2020, which was held virtually. CINZ Chair Tony Gardner says members took the opportunity to change the constitution and structure of the Board to reflect the future needs of the industry.
At the annual general meeting, Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) also announced a name change to Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA), which had already in effect from 1 December 2020.
The new board structure sees two seats elected from the Platinum member category, and one seat from each of the Gold and Silver member categories.
In a new rule, two seats will be appointed by the Chairman and elected Board Members following the Annual General Meeting, who may or may not be a Member of the Association.
There will also be one non-voting seat for an Air New Zealand representative, and one non-voting seat for someone nominated by Tourism New Zealand.
Gardner says that this gives themthe opportunity to bring in additional skillsets, influence and diversity to respond to the most pressing issues facing their industry, and have the flexibility to look within and outside of the membership.