Oliver Kinross Appoints Ways and Means Events

Oliver Kinross Appoints Ways and Means Events

Oliver Kinross has appointed Ways and Means Events to run the operations across much of its portfolio of exhibitions and large-scale events. 

Ways and Means Events are a highly respected and experienced event operations team that provides full planning, health & safety, event design and event delivery services for business events.

Managing Director of Oliver Kinross, Neil McKenzie said: 'Oliver Kinross is embarking upon an ambitious programme of global expansion for our events and it is vital that we have world class event delivery and that we work with the very best suppliers and partners in the industry to ensure this. The reputation and experience of Ways & Means Events is second to none, as is their outstanding portfolio of exhibitions and shows they have provided operational planning and delivery of around the world. Ways and Means Events are carrying out a tender process for our key event suppliers in the early new year and will then be working with the Oliver Kinross team to deliver an exciting range of global shows in 2018. At Oliver Kinross we are passionate about bringing to life unique, innovative and entertaining large-scale business shows that appeal to the next generation of business leaders. We are delighted to be working with Ways and Means Events to ensure the operational efficiency and delivery of our shows as well as to create an innovative and immersive event experience for our attendees. We are very happy to be working a company that shares our vision for business events and we can't wait to see what they can help us achieve in 2018.'

 Oliver Kinross Employee wins Conference Professional of the Year Award

Oliver Kinross Employee wins Conference Professional of the Year Award

Oliver Kinross is delighted to announce that Selena Moseley has won the Conference Professional of the Year Award at the highly respected Conference Awards.

Selena fought off tough competition from conference organisers all around the world to win this highly sought after award. A fantastic achievement for Selena and Oliver Kinross to have won this award.

Major Coup for New Zealand's Events Industry as Auckland Build Expo is Named Best Trade show Launch in the World

Major Coup for New Zealand's Events Industry as Auckland Build Expo is Named Best Trade show Launch in the World

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Auckland, New Zealand – 22 June 2017.

Auckland Build organised by Oliver Kinross has been awarded the Best Trade show Launch at the Association of Event Organiser's (AEO) Excellence Awards 2017.

This year's AEO Excellence Awards took place at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on 16th June 2017. The AEO Excellence Awards bring together around one thousand leading global event organisers and represent the best that the events industry has to offer. The awards aim to showcase the amazing achievements of event professionals, highlight the best industry launches and promote the leading events companies and also event destinations globally.

The entries were considered by 36 judges in total who were made up of esteemed event organisers from across the world. In total 8 events made it to the finals of the Best Tradeshow Launch category, the judges voted and decided to crown the Auckland Build Expo the overall winner.

On winning the award, Neil McKenzie MD of Oliver Kinross said that, “It is a fantastic achievement not only for Oliver Kinross but also the New Zealand events industry to have won the AEO's Best Tradeshow Launch category. When Oliver Kinross identified an opportunity to launch a construction exhibition in Auckland we passionately believed in the potential of this event and also in the growth of Auckland. We found it an absolute pleasure launching a new format construction event in New Zealand and thoroughly enjoyed working with our local partners.”

“The focus of the event was to ensure that the exhibition was led by education, training, workshops and presentations to help support and develop the local industry. We feel the award judges respected the bold move Oliver Kinross took in launching the new format construction show. Alongside this the judges believed that excellent feedback from attendees as well as the innovative approach we took to delivering such a content-rich and entertaining event were the key drivers in winning the award.”

“It is important to note that we could not have launched such a successful event without the wonderful support of our many event partners, local government, the ASB Showgrounds venue and the key industry stakeholders in New Zealand - we are extremely grateful to all the local support we had in making Auckland Build a huge success”

Auckland Build 2016 was organised by the Oliver Kinross team and covered the booming Auckland construction industry from all angles. Featuring a 120+ booth exhibition, 2-day conference and workshops, demo areas, networking parties and live entertainment and prize giveaways.

“Auckland Build provides the best opportunity in the New Zealand construction industry for professionals to get together to discuss past, present and future projects” said Chris Macaulay, Head of Sponsorship APAC, Oliver Kinross. “The event enables the industry to educate itself and provides the perfect marketing tool for companies looking to stand out within the competitive construction industry.”

Auckland Build 2017 will be back at the ASB Showgrounds on 2-3 November 2017.

About the AEO

AEO Awards: http://www.aeoawards.org/aeo-excellence-awards-winners-2017

Association of Event Organisers: http://www.aeo.ork.uk 

About Oliver Kinross

Oliver Kinross was founded in 2008 as a business events organiser, with its headquarter in London and regional office in Hong Kong. Oliver Kinross specialises in running innovative and highly successful business-to-business (b2b) events in the construction, healthcare, commodities and technology markets.

Contact:
T:  +64 (9) 889 7707
E:  aucklandbuild@oliverkinross.com

W: www.aucklandbuildexpo.com

W: www.sydneybuildexpo.com

Auckland Build Expo - Finalist for Best Tradeshow Launch

Auckland Build Expo - Finalist for Best Tradeshow Launch

Auckland Build Expo Announced as Finalist for “Best Tradeshow Launch” in the Excellence Awards 2017 by the Association of Event Organisers.

18th May 2017 - The Association of Event Organisers has announced that the Auckland Build Expo has been named as a Finalist for “Best Tradeshow Launch” in the AEO Excellence Awards 2017. The show has also made the finals for the “Best Tradeshow.”

The AEO Awards are well respected within the events industry and deemed to be the leading awards ceremony for the exhibition industry. The awards finalists are shortlisted and voted upon by exhibition organisers from around the world. Alongside the two event nominations, Oliver Kinross, the exhibition organiser behind the show was also announced as a finalist for the “Innovation Award 2017.”

The inaugural Auckland Build Expo took place last year on 16th and 17th November at the ASB Showgrounds. The show brought together over 2,600 professionals in the New Zealand construction industry over the two-day show. More than 120 exhibitors as well as 50 top-level speakers participated at the launch show. It was also widely supported and promoted by leading industry bodies and partners, such as The Building Hub, National Association of Women In Construction New Zealand, Master Painters New Zealand Association Inc, BCITO, BCI New Zealand and many more.

Event Director, James McKenzie commented that, “We're absolutely delighted to have made it to the finals of the AEO Awards in two categories for Auckland Build, especially against such tough competition globally. Auckland Build Expo launched to great fanfare and was well received within the construction industry in Auckland and New Zealand as a whole. We believe the reason we've made it to the finals is our unique offering to the market. Our main USP for the show is the amount and level of free conferences, workshops, seminars and industry education we provide. Alongside this our show offers great networking opportunities, beer and whiskey tasting, live music, entertainment and a really interactive show floor. It's not easy to get visitors to expos and this event clearly showed we have a winning formula. The team behind the show worked tirelessly on the event and without their support we wouldn't have had such a great launch show. Fingers crossed we will pick up the awards on the night.”

Auckland Build Expo is more than doubling in size in 2017 and back on the 2nd & 3rd November at ASB Showgrounds. The show features free conference and workshop sessions presented by industry experts, The Sustainability Summit, The BIM & Digital Construction Summit, networking and lots of entertainment.

The winners will be announced on 16th June at Grosvenor House, London. Visit http://www.aeoawards.org/ for the details.

For further event information please visit: www.aucklandbuildexpo.com  or www.sydneybuildexpo.com

Oliver Kinross Reaches the Final of 3 Award Categories at the AEO Excellence awards

Oliver Kinross Reaches the Final of 3 Award Categories at the AEO Excellence awards

The AEO Awards (organised by the Association of Event Organisers) are widely deemed to be one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the events industry. The awards finalists are shortlisted and voted upon by event organisers from around the world

Oliver Kinross are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for the final of 3 award categories:

- The Innovation award

- The Best Event Launch award for Auckland Build

- The Best Overseas Event award for Auckland Build

The winners of the awards will be announced on June 14th. For more details: www.aeoawards.org

Content, Entertainment and Networking at the East Africa Oil & Gas Summit

Content, Entertainment and Networking at the East Africa Oil & Gas Summit

Our East Africa Oil & Gas Summit took place in Nairobi, Kenya last week and combined all the great hallmarks of an Oliver Kinross event. Top-level content from Ministries of Energy and IOC's provided delegates with a clear vision for the future of East Africa's oil & gas markets. Fabulous entertainment and networking opportunities were integrated into the event, including a pre-event safari day for delegates to network whilst enjoying the beautiful wildlife in Kenya, plus a wonderful poolside networking party at the end of Day One.

Make sure to join us for our next event African Oil & Gas event in Cape Town in September

Record Turnout for Sydney Build

Record Turnout for Sydney Build

On March 30th & 31st 2017 Sydney Build took place  at the Hordern Pavillion in Sydney. Sydney Build is a construction & design show for Sydney and the surrounding region.

Managing Director of Oliver Kinross, Asia Pacific, James McKenzie, said:
"Sydney Build was an extremely successful show. Despite extreme weather conditions outside due to a nearby cyclone, the attendance levels at Sydney Build was exceptionally high and the level of content, discussion and business carried out at the event was first-rate. Nearly all exhibitors re-booked on-site for next year's Sydney Build event, which is testament to the very positive experiences our exhibitors and attendees had over the two-days. Our team thoroughly enjoyed working on Sydney Build and we can't wait to deliver an even bigger and better Sydney Build in 2018. We'd like to sincerely thank all exhibitors, attendees, sponsors and our local partners in Sydney for their involvement in this great event".

Our Hong Kong Office is Recruiting

Our Hong Kong Office is Recruiting

Oliver Kinross Asia Pacific is based in the vibrant Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong island. The office organises fantastic business events in Myanmar, New Zealand, Australia and other countries across the region.

Our team can be seen in the photo celebrating the end of a fantastic construction exhibition they recently organised inAustralia.

If you are interested in a career with a fast-growing events company based in Hong Kong then please get in touch. We can offer you a brilliant working environment with an extremely friendly, entrepreneurial and ambitious team. Our team have the rewarding job of organising conferences & exhibitions across the Asia Pacific region and benefit from competitive rates of pay, ongoing support & training, frequent social activities and international travel. Get in touch with us today to start an exciting new chapter in your life!

Oliver Kinross Reaches Final of the Exhibition News Awards

Oliver Kinross Reaches Final of the Exhibition News Awards

Oliver Kinross is delighted to announce we have reached the final of the Best Brand Expansion award at the highly respected Exhibition News Awards.

Our portfolio of construction events, our BUILD portfolio, now includes shows in: London, New York, Sydney, Auckland, Africa and Scotland. The fast-growth and successful development of these shows has progressed us to the final of these prestigious awards, taking place on March 30th.

Well done to all the team here at Oliver Kinross for working tirelessly on these events, plus a very special thanks to all our clients who have attended and supported these shows from their early days.

Oliver Kinross Hails Successful New York Build Event

Oliver Kinross Hails Successful New York Build Event

The New York Build expo organised by UK based organiser Oliver Kinross took place on March 15th & 16th at the Javits Center.

New York Build is a construction & design show covering opportunities in New York's construction industry. Construction activity in New York is undergoing a boom driven by the cities return to economic growth, a rocketing residential construction market and significant investment in infrastructure. New York Build is officially supported by the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo.

Oliver Kinross has hailed a successful New York Build expo that saw thousands of attendees, 7 accredited Summits, one of New York's largest ever meetings of 'Women in Construction', extensive entertainment including feature areas organised by the New York Knicks. A full post-show report will be made available shortly.