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.
Repatriation, innovation, and virtual reality will be among the issues that come up for debate at museums’ national conference in Christchurch.
Christchurch’s excellent conferencing facilities and its exciting and evolving central city will be in the spotlight this month.
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.
Around 1500 industry professionals were welcomed to TRENZ at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr stadium yesterday evening.
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.
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 is to return to Rotorua next year, and will be held in Christchurch in 2020.
SKYCITY has confirmed it now expects a December 2019 completion of its $703m New Zealand International Convention Centre and Hobson Street hotel projects.
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.
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.
Exhibitors from across New Zealand are lining up to be part of the premier national business events showcase, MEETINGS organised by CINZ this May.
Christchurch has secured the 2020 Learning Environments Australasia conference – the third major event win for city announced in the past month.
Excitement is building ahead of Amway China’s arrival in New Zealand for their annual leadership seminar next month.
A growing business events markets contributed to a 7% hike in the number of events in New Zealand last year.
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’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 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.
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.
Applications are now open for the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) 2018 Mentorship Programme.
One of the most respected technical conferences to be held in Australasia is coming to Christchurch.
Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ) is reminding inbound tour companies to ‘save the date’ for the annual RTONZ-Inbound Trade event.
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.
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 Journey’s Tony McQuilkin has been awarded a Tourism Export Council life membership award.
Last week’s Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) conference proved to be a winner for delegates who visited the 100% Pure New Zealand hub.
Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis will launch The Great Southern Tourism Opportunity event in Queenstown tonight alongside the resort’s mayor, Jim Boult.
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 and seminars activity surged by 19% last year pushing up delegate numbers and delegate days, according to the latest Convention Activity Survey.
Delegates at next week’s Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) Conference and Exhibition will be invited to experience New Zealand for CINZ MEETINGS 2018.
Auckland and Christchurch have won the bid to host the International Society for Contemporary Music’s (ISCM) World New Music Days event in 2020.
A selection of photos from the event at Te Papa in Wellington. Click on a photo to enlarge.
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.
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.
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 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.
Garrick Loft has been appointed as Senior Sales Manager – New Zealand for the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC).
The World Organisation of Family Doctors will hold its 2020 Asia Pacific Conference at the NZICC.
A selection of photos at the Dunedin event taken by photographer Clive Copeman.
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.
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, Air New Zealand’s Tourism Partnership Manager, has received the 2017 CINZ Outstanding Contributor Award.
The Australian association market presents a huge opportunity to drive business into New Zealand’s £588m conventions industry.
CINZ has unveiled a new strategy to drive the value of the New Zealand conference and meetings market to $750m by 2020.
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.
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 the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) rising from its underground foundations has been made public by SkyCity Entertainment Group today.
The efforts of 23 experts from across New Zealand who have brought conferences worth $31 million to New Zealand were recognised last night
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.
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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