Leonie was a founding member of the Tourism New Zealand, Business Events team set up in 2011. This role gives her the opportunity to work with people who are passionate about what they do and eager to share their experience and expertise with others around the world. In 2020 a key focus for her team is on conferences which have a long-lasting, positive impact on both their attendees and the host community. This team are committed to demonstrating how meetings help improve the social, cultural, economic, and environmental wellbeing of New Zealanders. Leonie’s experience, and the respect she has from the New Zealand conference & events industry, has enabled her to provide support and advice as we navigate the challenges of 2020, the evolving heath guidelines, and focus on the delivery of business events to the highest professional standards. With a strong background in customer service and loyalty, Leonie is focused on building relationships, growing new partnerships and ensuring the sustainable growth of this industry both within New Zealand and around the world.