About Business Events Wellington

Business Events Wellington is a team of approachable and highly skilled professionals, with years of industry and event planning experience

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Business Events Wellington is the official convention bureau for the Wellington region and a business unit of WellingtonNZ.

Whether you’re planning an exclusive retreat or international conference, they have the local knowledge, expertise and contacts to find and deliver what you’re looking for. From the initial planning process or bidding for an international event, through to selecting venues, finding accommodation, and recommending delegate experiences, the team at Business Events Wellington provide free and impartial advice. We are here to help make your next business event a success.

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Meet the Team

Find out more about the passionate team that makes up Business Events Wellington.

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Loryn Blaikie

Business Development Manager 

With Loryn’s experience and background in hotel convention sales, she is focussed on making Association events a success. With a keen interest in local food, wine, attractions and Wellington’s unique propositions, ensuring your delegate’s needs are met is her priority. Get in touch to find out how Loryn can make your Wellington association conference wildly famous.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +64 22 639 0756

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Denise McRae

Business Development Manager

Focusing on the International and Domestic corporate and government markets, Denise is excited to be promoting her home region of Wellington. She brings a wealth of experience from her time in tourism, hotels and hospitality as well as loads of passion for our Capital. As an inner city dweller, Denise likes to have her finger on the pulse when it comes to Wellingtons diverse hospitality offers. Being able to step out from her apartment straight into a uniquely Wellington experience is something she is happy to share with you, anytime.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +64 21 408 846

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Tania Barnes

Business Development Manager - Australia

Based in Sydney, Australia, Tania has spent much of her career representing various New Zealand products in the Australian Business Events Market.  With a passion for connecting people with unique experiences, Wellington is the perfect destination to continue Tania’s focus.   Ready with a smile and extensive NZ knowledge, reach out to Tania to discover all the best that Wellington has to offer for your next event. 

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 459 031 091

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Irette Ferreira

Business Events Wellington Manager

Having led sales teams in convention centres in South Africa and the Middle East, Irette brings many years of international experience in bidding for- and hosting conferences. She is charged with managing Business Event Wellington’s activities and strategy. Irette has quickly fallen in love with the coolest little capital in the world – so much so that she moved halfway around the world to call Wellington “home”!

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +64 22 107 1012 

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Rebecca Briscoe

Business Development Manager (Maternity Leave)

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 International 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 cafés, if you would like to join her for a coffee and chat about an upcoming conference opportunity please get in touch.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +64 21 408 846

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Stacey Pilcher

Business Events Coordinator (Maternity Leave)

As your first point of contact for any Business Events Wellington-related enquiry, Stacey will ensure you are connected to the right people in the industry. Stacey's not shy to say Wellington is the best city in the world and she loves getting out and exploring the capital of cool. Stacey has many years event experience here in Wellington and overseas, starting in the AV industry and moving into event management. Whether it's a question of website listings, venues suggestions, or smaller conferences, Stacey is here to help.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +64 22 025 9963

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