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International event organisers head to Auckland
22 May 2018  

International event organisers head to Auckland

Leading business event organisers from around the world are heading to New Zealand’s largest business tourism trade exhibition in Auckland next week, on 30 and 31 May.


Museums in rapid change
20 May 2018  

Museums in rapid change

Repatriation, innovation, and virtual reality will be among the issues that come up for debate at museums’ national conference in Christchurch.


ChristchurchNZ shows off city to conference organisers
17 May 2018  

ChristchurchNZ shows off city to conference organisers

Christchurch’s excellent conferencing facilities and its exciting and evolving central city will be in the spotlight this month.


Tasker: “Stark truths” about the Aus market
8 May 2018  

Tasker: “Stark truths” about the Aus market

New Zealand needs to increase its share of the Australian outbound departures market and make the most of the “big opportunity” presented by our closest neighbours.


Dunner stunner for Dunedin delegates
8 May 2018  

Dunner stunner for Dunedin delegates

Around 1500 industry professionals were welcomed to TRENZ at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr stadium yesterday evening.


$100K grant up for grabs for operators, RTOs
8 May 2018  

$100K grant up for grabs for operators, RTOs

Auckland Airport has combined its two $50,000 Tourism Development Grants to create a single $100,000 grant for operators, RTOs and other tourism organisations to apply for.


TRENZ: 1,500 delegates rock in to Dunedin
6 May 2018  

TRENZ: 1,500 delegates rock in to Dunedin

In March there was Ed, this month there is TRENZ. NZ’s four-day tourism roadshow kicks-off tonight with Dunedin set to welcome more than 1,500 delegates for the annual event.


TRENZ 2019 goes to…
6 May 2018  

TRENZ 2019 goes to…

TRENZ is to return to Rotorua next year, and will be held in Christchurch in 2020.


SKYCITY confirms NZICC completion slips to Dec 2019
2 May 2018   /

SKYCITY confirms NZICC completion slips to Dec 2019

SKYCITY has confirmed it now expects a December 2019 completion of its $703m New Zealand International Convention Centre and Hobson Street hotel projects.


Auckland secures APAIE event, around 2000 visitors expected at NZICC
29 Mar 2018  

Auckland secures APAIE event, around 2000 visitors expected at NZICC

Auckland has won its bid to host the Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) Conference and Exhibition, which will bring around 2000 delegates to the city in 2021.


Rotorua wins Infrastructure NZ event
20 Mar 2018   /

Rotorua wins Infrastructure NZ event

Infrastructure New Zealand has announced that the location for the 2019 Building Regions Symposium will be Rotorua with the Energy Events Centre hosting the conference in August 2019.


Regions to the fore at CINZ MEETINGS 2018
12 Mar 2018  

Regions to the fore at CINZ MEETINGS 2018

Exhibitors from across New Zealand are lining up to be part of the premier national business events showcase, MEETINGS organised by CINZ this May.


Three in a row for Christchurch conference sector
8 Mar 2018  

Three in a row for Christchurch conference sector

Christchurch has secured the 2020 Learning Environments Australasia conference – the third major event win for city announced in the past month. 


Queenstown gears up to welcome 6000+ from Amway China
7 Mar 2018   /

Queenstown gears up to welcome 6000+ from Amway China

Excitement is building ahead of Amway China’s arrival in New Zealand for their annual leadership seminar next month.


CAS: Business events lead 2017 growth, delegate numbers flatten
1 Mar 2018  

CAS: Business events lead 2017 growth, delegate numbers flatten

A growing business events markets contributed to a 7% hike in the number of events in New Zealand last year.


China business experts announced for Christchurch forum
27 Feb 2018  

China business experts announced for Christchurch forum

Two international China experts will speak at this year’s South Island Lantern Business Forum – aiming to help businesses take a strategic view of opportunities presented by the China market.


Auckland secures $33m of Australian business events
20 Feb 2018  

Auckland secures $33m of Australian business events

Auckland’s increased focus on developing the Australian market as a source of business events has paid dividends – resulting in the city hosting $33 million worth of business events since the Auckland Business Events Plan launched in 2014.


New Zealand to the fore at AIME 2018
18 Feb 2018   /

New Zealand to the fore at AIME 2018

New Zealand will be front and centre of the floor and hosting activities at this week’s 25th Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne.


Christchurch secures international wetlands conference
12 Feb 2018  

Christchurch secures international wetlands conference

The 11th Intecol International Wetlands conference will be held in 2020, and is tipped to attract around 1,000 academics, researchers and experts from around the world.


CINZ launches 2018 mentorship programme
12 Feb 2018  

CINZ launches 2018 mentorship programme

Applications are now open for the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) 2018 Mentorship Programme.


Christchurch secures major tech conference
8 Feb 2018  

Christchurch secures major tech conference

One of the most respected technical conferences to be held in Australasia is coming to Christchurch.


Inbound companies reminded to save the date for RTNZ-ITO event
6 Feb 2018   /

Inbound companies reminded to save the date for RTNZ-ITO event

Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ) is reminding inbound tour companies to ‘save the date’ for the annual RTONZ-Inbound Trade event.


New Zealand to come alive at AIME 2018
1 Feb 2018   /

New Zealand to come alive at AIME 2018

The New Zealand story is set to come alive at AIME 2018 this month with a bold new stand in the premium zone, mixing digital innovation and distinctive cultural elements.


Hawke’s Bay secures TEC Conference 2018
7 Dec 2017   / / /

Hawke’s Bay secures TEC Conference 2018

Around 250 tourism industry professionals will be heading to the Hawke’s Bay next year after the region secured the Tourism Export Council Conference 2018. 


Real Journeys’ Tony McQuilkin honoured
7 Dec 2017   / /

Real Journeys’ Tony McQuilkin honoured

Real Journey’s Tony McQuilkin has been awarded a Tourism Export Council life membership award.


New Zealand on a winner at PCOA Conference
7 Dec 2017   /

New Zealand on a winner at PCOA Conference

Last week’s Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) conference proved to be a winner for delegates who visited the 100% Pure New Zealand hub.


Minister to launch Queenstown tourism conference
30 Nov 2017  

Minister to launch Queenstown tourism conference

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis will launch The Great Southern Tourism Opportunity event in Queenstown tonight alongside the resort’s mayor, Jim Boult. 


Resilient Wellington attracts crisis response conference
26 Nov 2017  

Resilient Wellington attracts crisis response conference

Wellington’s status as a resilient city was a drawcard for securing a conference that will bring hundreds of experts in crisis management to the city in November 2018. 


Meetings, seminars surge drives business events growth
24 Nov 2017  

Meetings, seminars surge drives business events growth

Meetings and seminars activity surged by 19% last year pushing up delegate numbers and delegate days, according to the latest Convention Activity Survey.


CINZ MEETINGS 2018 launches to Australian conference organisers
23 Nov 2017  

CINZ MEETINGS 2018 launches to Australian conference organisers

Delegates at next week’s Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) Conference and Exhibition will be invited to experience New Zealand for CINZ MEETINGS 2018.


NZ wins contemporary music event
21 Nov 2017   /

NZ wins contemporary music event

Auckland and Christchurch have won the bid to host the International Society for Contemporary Music’s (ISCM) World New Music Days event in 2020.


Tourism Summit Aotearoa photo gallery
17 Nov 2017  

Tourism Summit Aotearoa photo gallery

A selection of photos from the event at Te Papa in Wellington. Click on a photo to enlarge.


Blue Sky: What investors seek in NZ tourism operators
16 Nov 2017   /

Blue Sky: What investors seek in NZ tourism operators

Australian private equity investor Blue Sky says it is looking to make acquisitions in the New Zealand tourism market to help grow its Queenstown-based Active Adventures operation. 


NZ takes fresh approach at 10th PCOA Conference
16 Nov 2017  

NZ takes fresh approach at 10th PCOA Conference

The 100% Pure New Zealand hub promises to be a welcoming space for delegates to engage and network at this month’s Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Association conference.


Convention Centre concrete pour good news for city
8 Nov 2017  

Convention Centre concrete pour good news for city

The message to conference organisers is loud and clear – Christchurch will soon be back on the national and international conferencing circuit on a much larger scale.


Marlborough secures 400-delegate conference
6 Nov 2017   /

Marlborough secures 400-delegate conference

Marlborough has won another significant event for next year securing the New Zealand Aquaculture Conference, which will bring up to 400 delegates and inject around $344,400 into the region.


NZICC appoints Garrick Loft Senior Sales Manager – New Zealand
2 Nov 2017  

NZICC appoints Garrick Loft Senior Sales Manager – New Zealand

Garrick Loft has been appointed as Senior Sales Manager – New Zealand for the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC).


NZICC scores sixth 2020 event attracting 2000 GPs to NZ
2 Nov 2017   /

NZICC scores sixth 2020 event attracting 2000 GPs to NZ

The World Organisation of Family Doctors will hold its 2020 Asia Pacific Conference at the  NZICC.


CINZ 2017 Conference photo gallery
31 Oct 2017  

CINZ 2017 Conference photo gallery

A selection of photos at the Dunedin event taken by photographer Clive Copeman.


CINZ: NZ experience economy ‘ahead of the pack’
30 Oct 2017  

CINZ: NZ experience economy ‘ahead of the pack’

New Zealand is ‘ahead of the pack’ when it comes to tapping into the shift to an experience economy according to Professional Convention Management Association president and chief executive Deborah Sexton.


CINZ offsets carbon emissions with tree planting initiative
30 Oct 2017  

CINZ offsets carbon emissions with tree planting initiative

Delegates at the annual CINZ conference in Dunedin helped to offset any carbon emissions from their journeys by gifting hundreds of native trees to the city.


Jenny Simpson receives CINZ Outstanding Contributor Award
30 Oct 2017  

Jenny Simpson receives CINZ Outstanding Contributor Award

Jenny Simpson, Air New Zealand’s Tourism Partnership Manager, has received the 2017 CINZ Outstanding Contributor Award.


CINZ: Australian market “huge opportunity” for NZ events
27 Oct 2017  

CINZ: Australian market “huge opportunity” for NZ events

The Australian association market presents a huge opportunity to drive business into New Zealand’s £588m conventions industry.


CINZ: $750m by 2020 for NZ conference market
26 Oct 2017  

CINZ: $750m by 2020 for NZ conference market

CINZ has unveiled a new strategy to drive the value of the New Zealand conference and meetings market to $750m by 2020.


CINZ: NZ events must be driven to a new level
26 Oct 2017  

CINZ: NZ events must be driven to a new level

The New Zealand meetings and events industry must up its games to make most of the new conference assets that are coming on line, according to MBIE’s Roger Wigglesworth.


PRINZ conference coup for Hamilton & Waikato
23 Oct 2017   /

PRINZ conference coup for Hamilton & Waikato

Some of New Zealand’s top public relations specialists are heading to Hamilton & Waikato following the announcement that the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) will be holding their annual conference in the region in 2018.


New timelapse footage of NZICC shows project in progress
20 Oct 2017  

New timelapse footage of NZICC shows project in progress

New timelapse footage of the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) rising from its underground foundations has been made public by SkyCity Entertainment Group today.


Conference wins worth $31 million celebrated
20 Oct 2017  

Conference wins worth $31 million celebrated

The efforts of 23 experts from across New Zealand who have brought conferences worth $31 million to New Zealand were recognised last night


NZ celebrates 10th PCOA with largest-ever team
19 Oct 2017   /

NZ celebrates 10th PCOA with largest-ever team

The largest-ever team of New Zealand suppliers is heading to the Gold Coast for the Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Association’s 10th anniversary event next month.
 


PGIC2017: 100m new passengers per year for APAC, says Boeing
2 Oct 2017  

PGIC2017: 100m new passengers per year for APAC, says Boeing

The Asia Pacific region will add 100 million new airline passengers every year for the next 20 years, according to Boeing.


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