Sharon Auld, (CINZ) Australia manager Sharon Auld, (CINZ) Australia manager

Kiwi representatives have descended on Sydney for the Associations Forum National Conference (AFNC), which comes to an end today.

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Australia manager Sharon Auld says the group highlights the vast array of support available for those considering New Zealand as a conference destination.

‘With our diverse regional choices, we can help anyone wanting to find a stand-out destination for their next event, and access the support available through Tourism New Zealand’s Conference Assistance Programme,’ she says.

Tourism New Zealand sponsored the panel session ‘Bigger, Better and More Profitable Events’ yesterday. The interactive workshop brought together association meeting practitioners to talk about their experiences growing events, in both size and profit. Phillipa Tocker, executive director of Museums Aotearoa - the independent association for New Zealand’s museums and galleries - joined the panel to share her insights.

Auld says the stand included wellness feature to help delegates take some time out between sessions.

The New Zealand representatives at the 12th AFNC included:

  • Auckland Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira
  • Christchurch & Canterbury Convention Bureau
  • Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ)
  • Destination Rotorua Business Events
  • Hobbiton™ Movie Set
  • The Langham Auckland
  • Skyline Queenstown
  • Tourism New Zealand