New Zealand remains high on the consideration set for business events with
PCOs and event organisers based in Australia, according to CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan in the recent CINZ board representatives’ update.
‘All indicators are that this will continue. This is supported by the interest shown in the new conference centres in Christchurch and Auckland,’ she says.
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand are continuing their collaborative approach.
The two organisations have resigned for a fifth year a Memorandum of Understanding that confirms cooperative activity in the promotion of international business events to New Zealand.
The commitment hopes to build on the momentum of previous years encouraging visitation to New Zealand from the lucrative business events sector.
Tourism New Zealand’s chief executive Stephen England-Hall says the organisation will continue to support CINZ’s Australian trade events to enable greater reach and effectiveness, and will continue to drive global marketing campaign activity in support of the sector, and operate the Conference Assistance Programme as the key tool in securing large scale international conferences.
Seven business events exhibitors from around New Zealand will join CINZ and Tourism New Zealand on the 100% Pure New Zealand stand at the Associations Forum National Conference taking place in Sydney next month.
CINZ Australia manager Sharon Auld says the range of exhibitors heading along is designed to showcase New Zealand’s diversity as a destination. This year, three new exhibitors will join the group - Queen’s Wharf Auckland, Skyline Queenstown, and Auckland Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira.
CINZ MEETINGS 2017 came to an end on Thursday last week, wrapping up two full on days of meetings and networking with a gala dinner at The Langham Auckland.
The dinner was staged by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ), with styling by Event Impressions, entertainment and sound from The Production Agency, and Staging Connections managing the audio-visual component.
‘Our evening was the opportunity for all those involved to celebrate a week of knowledge sharing, relationship building and successful business generation,’ commented CINZ CEO Sue Sullivan.
MEETINGS 2017 has come to an end, with the two-day trade exhibition putting New Zealand’s potential for events and incentive travel on show.
CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan says a big contingent of international buyers and media were hosted over the two days of the event.
‘Event organisers are always looking for something truly different, and we have shown them New Zealand is a stunning learning and networking environment,’ she says.
‘Our exhibitors have had plenty of positive feedback and have collectively held over 6000 meetings with potential clients and will be leaving MEETINGS with strong business leads to follow up,’ says Sullivan.
CINZ MEETINGS 2017 has finally arrived, with the two-day event kicking off in Auckland.
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand chief executive, Sue Sullivan says the exhibition is the largest in the event’s 21-year history, showcasing 19 regions and more than 195 exhibitors to over 500 conference, event and incentive organisers.
‘Exhibitors and buyers will hold more than 6,000 meetings during our two days of pre-scheduled appointments and social networking events. With the support of key regional convention bureaux and Air New Zealand, we have also hosted 44 Australian buyers and media on seven different regional pre-MEETINGS tours, and another 36 will visit Hobbiton and Hamilton-Waikato on Friday,’ she explains.
Last year MEETINGS generated more than $55million of signed business during its two days of pre-scheduled appointments.
New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Hon. Paula Bennett will be joined by industry leaders to visit MEETINGS on Thursday 1 June.
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.
CINZ MEETINGS 2017 is on this month, and organisers are making sure that New Zealand’s Maori culture is put embraced throughout the exhibition.
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive Sue Sullivan says Maori culture is infused into every aspect of MEETINGS, from the set-up of the exhibition, right through to the welcoming ceremonies.
‘Our culture is New Zealand’s point of difference, and it creates a strong sense of place for people attending business events here. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere else,’ she says.
CINZ is warning its members of a spam campaign after several members received an email last Thursday entitled CINZ MEETING & EXPO – NEW ZEALAND 2017.
CINZ is asking its members to please be aware that the email is not a legitimate email from/about or related to CINZ in any way. It is spam and should be deleted.
‘Please DO NOT respond to this email and under no circumstances enter into any arrangement to purchase this fictitious list,’ Sue Sullivan, CINZ chief executive, told members in an email on Thursday.
Sullivan is asking members to circulate this warning around their teams so they are all aware of it.
CINZ has revealed the details of its social programme for MEETINGS 2017, set to take place at the end of this month.
‘We are planning epic experiences for 650 guests at MEETINGS, from the welcome function on Tuesday 30 May through to the finale dinner on Thursday 1 June,’ Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive Sue Sullivan says.
A relaxed evening of entertainment at Auckland’s new Grand Millennium will kick MEETINGS off, inspired by Le Cirque and produced by The Event Group with The Dust Palace, while The Langham will host the finale dinner, created by the Event Impressions team. Entitled Mosaic, the seated event is being themed by Event Impressions with entertainment and sound by The Production Agency.