Arna Wahl Davies has been appointed as Chair of
the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Approved
Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Group.
Arna is co-founder and director of Composition, a
professional conference organising company which manages mid to
large-size conferences throughout New Zealand, and brings to the
role over 20 years of experience in event management.
After gaining professional
qualifications, Arna became a chef, working in international hotels
and then moving into event management. Before starting her own
business a decade ago, Arna spent over seven years with a leading
New Zealand conference organiser, learning the art and craft of
being a PCO, and managing events of up to 1,500 delegates.
CINZ Chief Executive, Lisa Hopkins said the 18
companies accredited to the CINZ Approved PCO Group are qualified
to handle the most complicated of domestic and international
ďNot only are CINZ Approved PCOs required to meet
strict criteria, they are bound by a Code of Ethics, Rules and
Responsibilities determined by CINZ,Ē said Ms. Hopkins. ďArna is
passionate about the business events sector, and we are delighted
to have her energy and expertise continuing to drive the Group
Arna will step into the role from 1
June 2020, taking over from the groupís previous Chair, Ali Copeman
who has held the position for the past three years.