21 March 2019
Auckland Convention Bureau launch new networking series
Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB), in conjunction with Celebrity Speakers, are enhancing the region’s business events
sector with the launch of a new networking series called biz b4 nine (Business before 9).
The first event in the series was held on Tuesday, 19 March at the Grand Millennium Hotel (which also supported the
event), with more than 80 business events specialists, sector leaders, innovators and visionaries in attendance,
including several from the Auckland Advocate Alliance.
biz b4 nine has been established to provide a platform for business event planners and academics to network with others
in the industry and gain access to innovative ideas and suppliers as well as hear from a motivational speaker from
Guests on Tuesday morning were treated to a presentation from award-winning international speaker Dr Jordan Nguyen on
life-changing technologies for people with disabilities.
As the founder of Psykinetic, an innovative social business aimed at designing life-changing technologies, Dr Nguyen
shared his vision on transforming the lives of people with disabilities.
ACB Manager Marketing & Business Events Services Jen Stanton says: “This new series reflects ACB’s commitment to adding value within the
business events sector, ensuring that the Auckland region remains competitive in the international market.
“It was fantastic to see such a strong attendance this week, with business events leaders establishing new connections
and gaining insight into the thinking from a world-class expert in his field.”
Due to the success of this inaugural event, ACB and Celebrity Speakers are putting together an exciting and diverse
programme of future biz b4 nine events. If you are interested in attending the next event email –
email@example.com or talk to ACB on +64 9 365 0592.
NOTES TO EDITORS
• Auckland Convention Bureau is part of ATEED – Auckland’s economic growth agency, and an Auckland Council Controlled
• The Auckland Business Events Plan was launched in August 2014. The plan’s target is to grow the value of the sector
from $236 million in 2013 to $430 million annually by 2023.
• Tourism New Zealand manages the Conference Assistance Programme (CAP) which provides support for anyone considering
hosting an international conference in New Zealand.