Wellington Committee Members

Amy Abel

Amy has worked as Professional Conference Organiser for over 11 years having spent her career organising national and international conferences in the UK and Europe, and the last 6 years here in New Zealand. Amy has experience organising conferences and trade exhibitions for clients working in a wide range of sectors including medical, educational, engineering and scientific at venues all over the country.

Amy is passionate about the events industry in New Zealand and loves the collaborative nature of how people work here. Amy is keen to help those who are young and new to the industry to give them the support they need to progress so that they can continue to work in such an exciting industry.

In her spare time, Amy likes to take advantage of what her adopted home of Wellington offers from music gigs, restaurants, cinema and gallery visits and of course the great events the city puts on each year.

Siobhan Donaldson

Siobhan Donaldson is currently Business Development Manager for Business Events Wellington (BEW), Wellington’s Convention Bureau. Working for the past three years for BEW, Siobhan is focused on the National Market ensuring Wellington is seen as a desirable business events destination and is always on the radar for MICE business. Previous to this role, Siobhan was working for the Department of Internal Affairs taking care of the departments events. 

Siobhan is motivated to helping those up and comers in the industry seek professional development opportunities and support. Her passion for the industry, she wants to share, so that others continue to see how truly great the opportunities are within the Business Events industry. 
Wellington born and breed Siobhan enjoys the Welly lifestyle in her spare time. Whether it is catching a live performance, dining out in some of Wellington’s hidden gems, or catching a rugby match at the Cake Tin (Wellington locals fondly call Westpac Stadium).

Vivian Lyngdoh

Vivian Lyngdoh, hailing from North East India, started off his tourism journey at the Queenstown Resort College in 2009 and 8 years since his education, he has held several positions within the hotel sector including Eichardt’s Private Hotel, Millbrook Resort, Accor Hotels and as of recent he was welcomed to the Venues Wellington/WREDA team as the Sales Development Manager focusing his attention on the National C&E space for the Venues managed.