City of Sails gets ready for CINZ MEETINGS 2017

City of Sails gets ready for CINZ MEETINGS 2017

Organised by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand, the country’s largest tourism trade exhibition kicks off in Auckland next week.

CINZ MEETINGS will connect over 195 exhibitors from 19 regions across New Zealand with more than 500 New Zealand, Australian and international buyers.

Sue Sullivan, chief executive of CINZ, says this year’s show is the largest in its 21 year history.

“For the first time, we have four buyers coming from Argentina, brought here by MEETINGS’ key sponsor Air New Zealand,’ she says.

In conjunction with Tourism New Zealand, Air New Zealand are also bringing  buyers and media from China, Southeast Asia, India, and the Americas.

Altogether more than 220 qualified hosted buyers will attend, including over 90 hosted buyers and media from Australia,120 hosted buyers and media from around New Zealand.

‘With the support of key regional convention bureau and Air New Zealand, we are also hosting over 40 Australian buyers on seven different regional MEETINGS tours,’ adds Sullivan.

‘They will have the chance to explore Auckland, Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Wellington, Marlborough, Christchurch and Canterbury and Queenstown.’

There will be 20 new exhibitors at this year’s show including venues, theming companies, hotels, AV companies, regional bureaux, attractions and activities from around the country.

Day buyers can also still register to attend the event next week, with a choice of who they want to meet with too.

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