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Meet the team

Meet the people who are here to help make your business event a success.

Laura Petersen

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As your first point of contact for any Business Events Wellington-related enquiry, Laura will ensure you are connected to the right people in the industry. Laura's not shy to say Wellington is the best city in the world. With a background of studies in tourism she's returned home from overseas to work in this industry within her favourite capital of cool. Whether it's a question on website listings, venues suggestions, or 100 person conferences, Laura's here to help.

Send her an email or give her a call on +64 22 025 9963

Siobhan Tanoa

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Wellington born and bred, she loves keeping busy, being organised, and enjoys being in the know with what is happening around Wellington. She's a lover of sport (particularly rugby at the cake tin, Westpac Stadium) and a keen foodie. Siobhan’s role with Business Events Wellington is to promote Wellington, making Wellington wildly famous as a business event destination to both the domestic New Zealand market and the Australian Association market. Should you be interested in a famil of Wellington, require a proposal or bid from Wellington, or need support with delegate marketing, please feel free to get in touch with Siobhan. 

Email Siobhan or give her a call on +64 22 639 0756

Rebecca Briscoe

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With a background in hospitality and hotel management, Rebecca brings a load of business event operational experience to the BEW team. Rebecca’s focus is to work with the Australian Corporate market and helping those bidding to host an international conference in our amazing city. Rebecca is a coffee and local wine enthusiast and can often be found in one of Wellington’s cafes, if you would like to join her for a coffee and chat about an upcoming conference opportunity please get in touch.  

Email Rebecca or call her on +64 21 408 846.

Jo Heaton

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As the Tourism and Visitor Economy Manager, Jo manages the passionate teams at the Wellington i-SITE, Tourism Trade and Business Events here at WellingtonNZ. With over ten years experience promoting and marketing New Zealand's Best Destination (according to Lonely Planet, 2018), Jo is no stranger to making the Wellington region wildly famous.

Send Jo an email or give her a call on +64 4 916 1208.