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Bigger stands, new exhibitors for CINZ MEETINGS 2020
5 Dec 2019   /

Bigger stands, new exhibitors for CINZ MEETINGS 2020

Bigger stands as well a new products and regional highlights are expected at next year’s CINZ MEETINGS run by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand.


Young industry professionals head to YoungTEC Summit
3 Dec 2019   /

Young industry professionals head to YoungTEC Summit

Young industry professionals are converging on the Grand Millennium Auckland today for the Young Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s annual summit.


Spotlight on Hawke’s Bay business events industry
29 Nov 2019   /

Spotlight on Hawke’s Bay business events industry

Hawke’s Bay played host to a group of professional conference organisers last week as the region looks to bolster its business events industry.


TECNZ’s Chen presents Tiaki at ATEC
28 Nov 2019   /

TECNZ’s Chen presents Tiaki at ATEC

Tourism Export Council of New Zealand chief executive Judy Chen presented aspects of the NZ industry’s sustainability efforts to more than 500 delegates at the Australian Tourism Export Council’s annual conference in Brisbane this week.


Wednesday Letter: NZ’s big, bold business events sector
27 Nov 2019   /

Wednesday Letter: NZ’s big, bold business events sector

Departing CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan has a final message for government.


Napier wins Eventing the Future 2020 conference
25 Nov 2019  

Napier wins Eventing the Future 2020 conference

Napier will be the host city for the Eventing the Future 2020 conference next year.


Tourism NZ’s Kiwi Link to return to US
22 Nov 2019   /

Tourism NZ’s Kiwi Link to return to US

After more than a decade’s absence, the agency is taking its trade event back to LA as air connectivity with the United States takes off.


CINZ 2019: New US flights to boost business events
5 Nov 2019   /

CINZ 2019: New US flights to boost business events

The sector is poised for a jump in business from the US.


CINZ 2019: Co-operation key as infrastructure builds
5 Nov 2019   /

CINZ 2019: Co-operation key as infrastructure builds

More co-operation is required if New Zealand’s business events sector is going to successfully compete on the international stage – and leverage the domestic market – as new infrastructure comes online.


Hawke’s Bay to host CINZ 2020
1 Nov 2019   /

Hawke’s Bay to host CINZ 2020

The annual Conventions and Incentives New Zealand conference will be held in Napier in the Hawkes Bay in 2020.


CINZ 2019: NZ must avoid “boom and bust” events cycle – Armitage
1 Nov 2019   /

CINZ 2019: NZ must avoid “boom and bust” events cycle – Armitage

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CINZ 2019: Flight shame is real, so what can NZ do about it?
1 Nov 2019   /

CINZ 2019: Flight shame is real, so what can NZ do about it?

The phenomenon of ‘flight shaming’ is already having an impact on the New Zealand business events market, making it harder to attract both international delegates and speakers, according to a leading professional conference organiser.


CINZ 2019: Thomas takes home 2019 Outstanding Contributor award
1 Nov 2019   /

CINZ 2019: Thomas takes home 2019 Outstanding Contributor award

A leading and long-standing New Zealand professional conference organiser, Tracey Thomas, has received the 2019 Conventions and Incentives New Zealand Outstanding Contributor award.


TNZ to “reimagine” impact of business events in world-first pilot
31 Oct 2019   /

TNZ to “reimagine” impact of business events in world-first pilot

Tourism NZ has revealed details of what it calls a world-first pilot scheme.


CINZ 2019: Industry must look forward following NZICC blaze – Gardner
31 Oct 2019   /

CINZ 2019: Industry must look forward following NZICC blaze – Gardner

The business events sector cannot lose sight of a huge infrastructure increase that is in the pipeline, says CINZ chair Tony Gardner.


CINZ 2019: Extend manaakitanga to foster SME opportunities – Henare
31 Oct 2019   /

CINZ 2019: Extend manaakitanga to foster SME opportunities – Henare

New Zealand’s business events sector should extend the concept of manaakitanga from caring for visitors to caring “for our own”, according to the associate minister of tourism, Peeni Henare.


43rd CINZ conference gets underway in Queenstown
30 Oct 2019   /

43rd CINZ conference gets underway in Queenstown

The event kicks-off in earnest this today as key stakeholders from the $558m sector gather at Skyline Queenstown.


Gallery: CINZ conference launch at Gibbston Valley Winery
30 Oct 2019   /

Gallery: CINZ conference launch at Gibbston Valley Winery

Delegates were welcomed to CINZ Conference 2019 with a welcome function at  Gibbston Valley Winery in Queenstown on Tuesday evening.


CINZ unveils Queenstown speaker line-up
15 Oct 2019   /

CINZ unveils Queenstown speaker line-up

Nigel Latta, Shamubeel Eaqub, Liam Malone and Tony Gardner are the latest names to be added to the speaker lineup for the2019 CINZ Conference.


NZICC toxicology conference to inject $1.3m
9 Oct 2019   /

NZICC toxicology conference to inject $1.3m

The NZICC has secured the 61st Annual Meeting and Congress of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists in 2023.


Business events sector brings BERP to market
1 Oct 2019   /

Business events sector brings BERP to market

NZ’s $558m business events sector is seeking quotes for the Business Events Research Programme contract.


NZ wins 2023 World Avocado Congress, expects 3000 delegates
30 Sep 2019  

NZ wins 2023 World Avocado Congress, expects 3000 delegates

New Zealand has won its bid to host the 10th World Avocado Congress in 2023.


Queenstown Convention Bureau bolsters team following review
24 Sep 2019   /

Queenstown Convention Bureau bolsters team following review

Queenstown Convention Bureau has restructured its business development team adding executive support and redistributing markets following a recent internal and external review.


Auckland misses out on millions as NZICC cuts events
23 Sep 2019  

Auckland misses out on millions as NZICC cuts events

Delivery delays of the $703m venue have seen it lose a series of major events worth millions.


Invercargill to host 2020 i-SITE Conference
13 Sep 2019   /

Invercargill to host 2020 i-SITE Conference

The event will bring the owners and staff from the network of 77 full member visitor centres across the country to Southland next year.


Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2020 to be held in Auckland
5 Sep 2019  

Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2020 to be held in Auckland

Next year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa is moving to Auckland.


Tourism Summit: Top priorities, top concerns
4 Sep 2019  

Tourism Summit: Top priorities, top concerns

Industry and government reveal their top priorities as a new issue with an “old” area of concern rears its head.


Industry converges on capital for industry summit
3 Sep 2019  

Industry converges on capital for industry summit

The state of New Zealand’s tourism industry, iwi involvement in the sector, overtourism and sustainability are among the issues under scrutiny at this year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa.


Christchurch wins two more tourism events
27 Aug 2019  

Christchurch wins two more tourism events

The city has landed next year’s NZ Cruise conference and MEETINGS 2021 at Te Pae.


Cruise ’19: Space, resource shortages stifling business
26 Aug 2019   /

Cruise ’19: Space, resource shortages stifling business

A lack of basic cruise services means Auckland is missing out, according to an industry panel.


Tourism Tech Expo 2019: Stage set for bigger 2020
26 Aug 2019  

Tourism Tech Expo 2019: Stage set for bigger 2020

The inaugural Tourism Tech Expo at Queenstown attracted around 100 delegates with seven start-ups pitching and presenting to investors and operators.


Tourism Tech Expo 2019: The investor’s view
23 Aug 2019  

Tourism Tech Expo 2019: The investor’s view

New Zealand tourism technology start-ups have great potential to go global, says one of the country’s leading angel investors.


NZ Cruise conference changes Auckland venue
19 Aug 2019  

NZ Cruise conference changes Auckland venue

The NZ Cruise Association’s 2019 Conference in Auckland on 22 -23 August has shifted venue to the Aotea Centre on Queen Street.


Taranaki wins TECNZ 2020 conference
16 Aug 2019  

Taranaki wins TECNZ 2020 conference

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s annual conference will be held in New Plymouth next year.


Christchurch’s Te Pae wins 2021 TravelManagers conference
15 Aug 2019  

Christchurch’s Te Pae wins 2021 TravelManagers conference

Christchurch will host the 2021 annual conference of Australia’s home-based travel agent network, TravelManagers.


Te Pae Christchurch unveils executive team
13 Aug 2019   /

Te Pae Christchurch unveils executive team

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has announced its full executive team as the $475m venue counts down the 13 months to opening.


Watson: Use slowdown to regroup, growth will return
12 Aug 2019  

Watson: Use slowdown to regroup, growth will return

A little bit of a slowdown is no bad thing, says CIAL’s chief aeronautical and commercial officer.


Operators converge on Chch for TECNZ, NZ Māori Tourism events
12 Aug 2019   /

Operators converge on Chch for TECNZ, NZ Māori Tourism events

Hundreds of the country’s tourism suppliers and ITOs are attending TECNZ and NZ Māori Tourism conferences this week.


TNZ reschedules famils delayed by Chch mosque attacks
9 Aug 2019   /

TNZ reschedules famils delayed by Chch mosque attacks

Tourism New Zealand has rescheduled all 19 famils that were postponed as a result of the Christchurch mosque attack in March, with the trips now set to take place before the end of the year.


Luxon: NZ must position itself as a premium destination
8 Aug 2019   /

Luxon: NZ must position itself as a premium destination

We can’t have the joint turning into Cancun or Bali, says Air NZ’s CEO.


Gallery: Tourism West Coast’s Celebration of Tourism
8 Aug 2019  

Gallery: Tourism West Coast’s Celebration of Tourism

A panel of industry heavy-hitters spoke at Tourism West Coast’s annual Celebration of Tourism event held at the West Coast Events Centre, Shantytown, yesterday.


CINZ 2019 conference: Inspiring New Thinking
6 Aug 2019  

CINZ 2019 conference: Inspiring New Thinking

Registrations have opened for Conventions and Incentives New Zealand Annual Conference and AGM being held at Queenstown from 29 to 31 October.


Gallery: Holiday Parks Conference 2019
5 Aug 2019   /

Gallery: Holiday Parks Conference 2019

Around 270 holiday parks professionals were in Wellington last week for the Holiday Parks Conference 2019.


Henare: Challenges, communication and coordination
2 Aug 2019   /

Henare: Challenges, communication and coordination

Associate tourism minister Peeni Henare has called for better communication and coordination between the tourism industry and central and local government in order to combat current challenges facing the sector.


Big hitters to take the stage for Holiday Parks Conference 2019
1 Aug 2019   /

Big hitters to take the stage for Holiday Parks Conference 2019

Associate tourism minister Peeni Henare, Tourism New Zealand’s new chair, Jamie Tuuta, and Department of Conservation boss, Lou Sanson are all on the bill for this year’s Holiday Parks Conference which starts in earnest today.


DOC rangers selected to attend World Ranger Congress
1 Aug 2019   /

DOC rangers selected to attend World Ranger Congress

The Department of Conservation has picked four rangers to attend the World Ranger Congress in Nepal on 12-16 November. 


Business and personal health focus of Aviation NZ conference
31 Jul 2019  

Business and personal health focus of Aviation NZ conference

‘Business Health: Personal Health’ is the focus of Aviation NZ’s conference to be held at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland on 5 and 6 August.


TIA’s Discussing Tourism series to conclude in Christchurch
30 Jul 2019  

TIA’s Discussing Tourism series to conclude in Christchurch

Christchurch will tomorrow play host to Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s final Discussing Tourism fixture, bringing to a close the four-strong series that has taken place across the country this month.


Auckland, Queenstown make Cvent top 10
25 Jul 2019  

Auckland, Queenstown make Cvent top 10

Auckland and Queenstown have made Cvent’s inaugural top 10 list of the best meeting destinations in Australia and Oceania.


Davis, Dalziel to speak at TECNZ conference
19 Jul 2019  

Davis, Dalziel to speak at TECNZ conference

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis and Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel are among the speakers announced for this year’s TECNZ Conference on 14-15 August.