New chairperson for CINZ Approved PCO Group

Ali Copeman has been appointed the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Approved Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) Group Chairperson.

Copeman is a CINZ PCO member based in Dunedin where she established akB Conference Management in 1999, and has been working nationwide in the industry ever since. She was Director of the Otago Chamber of Commerce for nine years, the last three as President.

“We extend a warm welcome to Ali in this new role. Being on both sides of the management and governance table, her knowledge and practice around good governance is exceptional,” said CINZ Chief Executive, Sue Sullivan.

Ali Copeman’s career spans the events, tourism and sporting sectors and she has broad experience in sponsorship procurements and people management.

She is also well-known for her work in coaching and mentoring women to help them realise their potential in the board room, in their own business or on the sports field.

Copeman said she looks forward to plenty of engagement with the CINZ PCO Group members. “We must continue with a strong, united voice and lead from the front together,” she said.

“CINZ extends its thanks to the previous Chairperson, Janet Matheson for her contribution over the past three years,” Sue Sullivan said.

The next CINZ Approved PCO Group Meeting is planned for Thursday, 1 June 2017 during MEETINGS 2017 at the ASB Showgrounds.