Delivering against the odds
Andrea Nelson (CEO ICC Women’s World Cup 2022) shared her insights on focusing on purpose and “working along side all your partners”.
“The key change moving forward is a lack of certainty, which means an increased focus on the importance of working with your stakeholders, managing risk and contingency planning.”
Strong recovery is ahead
Kylie Hawker-Green (Manager NZ Major Events, MBIE) profiled the impressive portfolio of events receiving Major Events support in the pipeline for 2023.
It’s been a tough time for our industry but boy, are we in for an exciting 2023 of events!
Authentic Māori Culture in events
The panel of speakers have seen an incredible enhancement in events with meaningful, authentic culture. Key things for an event organiser to implement and consider when planning their event include:
Nigel Latta: Focus on what you can control
We always love Nigel’s presentations! Tailored to help our industry, Nigel talked about the feeling of being overwhelmed by the uncertainty from COVID and that the challenge is learning to live with it.
“It’s important to know that bad stuff happens regardless, but we are in charge and we can choose how we react to it.”
Nigel shared that there is huge value in nurturing your organisation’s culture through teamwork, good communication and ensuring team members feel safe to express their thoughts and ideas – the stronger the team, the better the psychological safety.
Everyone has something to bring and “culture eats strategy for breakfast”!