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Hybrid future for NZ’s conference sector – PCOs
4 Dec 2020  

Hybrid future for NZ’s conference sector – PCOs

PCOs are looking at how to provide value in the hybrid space where delegates are not left watching.


ITOs cannot wait until 2022 – TECNZ’s Keene
3 Dec 2020   /

ITOs cannot wait until 2022 – TECNZ’s Keene

Visitors from long-haul destinations must begin to arrive in New Zealand from 1 October 2021 if inbound tour operators are to survive the Covid-19 crisis, says Tourism Export Council chief executive Lynda Keene.


Australian incentives specialists set sights on NZ
3 Dec 2020  

Australian incentives specialists set sights on NZ

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Hawke’s Bay secures 2021 BEIA conference
3 Dec 2020  

Hawke’s Bay secures 2021 BEIA conference

Hawke’s Bay has secured hosting rights for the 2021 Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) conference.


BE Reconnected: Business events, budgets and barriers for 2021
2 Dec 2020  

BE Reconnected: Business events, budgets and barriers for 2021

Green shoots of recovery are on the horizon for the business events sector with a new Tourism New Zealand survey revealing pockets of optimism for 2021.


BE Reconnected: Confidence key to unlocking business events – Hopkins
2 Dec 2020  

BE Reconnected: Confidence key to unlocking business events – Hopkins

Boosting confidence is key to unlocking the business event sector, says Lisa Hopkins.


BE Reconnected kicks off in Auckland
1 Dec 2020  

BE Reconnected kicks off in Auckland

New Zealand’s battle-weary business events sector is gathering in Auckland today for the first official function of the year, BE Reconnected.


Auckland wins international STEM conference
1 Dec 2020  

Auckland wins international STEM conference

Auckland will host the International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists conference in 2023.


Police conference worth $1.3m to Auckland economy
26 Nov 2020  

Police conference worth $1.3m to Auckland economy

The International Association of Women in Police (IAWP) Annual Conference will bring an estimated $1.3m into the local economy when Auckland plays host in 2023, says Auckland Convention Bureau.


Industry converges on Te Papa for Summit 2020
17 Nov 2020  

Industry converges on Te Papa for Summit 2020

Around 300 industry professionals will attend the sold-out Tourism Summit Aotearoa in Wellington today.


Semi Permanent event returns – this time free
6 Nov 2020  

Semi Permanent event returns – this time free

Semi Permanent Aotearoa will return to Auckland Aotea Centre on 12 November 2020, and for the first time, will be free to attend.


Will events drive Christchurch’s tourism recovery?
21 Oct 2020   /

Will events drive Christchurch’s tourism recovery?

The biggest stimulus for the city’s visitor economy will come from major and business events, says ChristchurchNZ.


ChristchurchNZ’s Heaphy on a new business events strategy and fund
15 Oct 2020   /

ChristchurchNZ’s Heaphy on a new business events strategy and fund

A new annual subvention fund will be used to attract global conferences to the city.


TECNZ announces new symposium dates
17 Sep 2020   /

TECNZ announces new symposium dates

Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s Xmas Symposium 2020 has been confirmed for 2 December 2020 at Heritage Auckland.


Auckland secures 2023 police conference
17 Sep 2020  

Auckland secures 2023 police conference

The New Zealand Police will host the International Association of Women Police’s annual conference in 2023.


Tourism New Zealand sets industry roadshow dates
15 Sep 2020  

Tourism New Zealand sets industry roadshow dates

Tourism New Zealand will hit the road in October to update industry on its work and its long-term strategy.


Foran to address Tourism Summit Aotearoa
7 Sep 2020   /

Foran to address Tourism Summit Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is planning to hold its annual summit on 17 November, with Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran lined up as a speaker.


$10m Domestic Events Fund deployment “great relief” – NZEA
2 Sep 2020   /

$10m Domestic Events Fund deployment “great relief” – NZEA

Among the 200 events supported are Conventions & Incentives New Zealand’s MEETINGS


Gatherings ban “catastrophic” for business events – CINZ
25 Aug 2020   /

Gatherings ban “catastrophic” for business events – CINZ

CINZ’s Lisa Hopkins urges the Govt to distinguish between business events and mass gatherings.


NZ’s business events industry is on its knees – CINZ’s Hopkins
19 Aug 2020  

NZ’s business events industry is on its knees – CINZ’s Hopkins

The association’s CEO on why the latest lockdown “feels so much worse” for the struggling industry.


Regional lockdown tactic welcomed but tourism on tenterhooks
13 Aug 2020   /

Regional lockdown tactic welcomed but tourism on tenterhooks

A second nationwide lockdown would be devastating to operators, say industry groups.


TECNZ launches ‘Spring’ Symposium
14 Jul 2020   /

TECNZ launches ‘Spring’ Symposium

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand has moved its annual Xmas Symposium in December to a new ‘Spring’ Symposium in September.


Heritage Hotels, HQ New Zealand partner in conference package
14 Jul 2020   /

Heritage Hotels, HQ New Zealand partner in conference package

Heritage Queenstown has partnered with local professional event company HQ New Zealand to attract conferences to the resort.


CINZ, TNZ renew commitment to business events
9 Jul 2020   /

CINZ, TNZ renew commitment to business events

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand have renewed their longstanding partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding confirming their co-operation.


Virtual APEC “massive, devastating blow” for industry
1 Jul 2020   /

Virtual APEC “massive, devastating blow” for industry

Auckland’s visitor economy will miss out on close to $50m because of the change.


APEC 2021 to be held virtually
30 Jun 2020   /

APEC 2021 to be held virtually

Auckland will miss out on thousands of visitors and millions in spending after the Govt decides to make the event virtual.


TIA cancels NZ Tourism Awards, shifts Summit to Wgtn
29 Jun 2020   /

TIA cancels NZ Tourism Awards, shifts Summit to Wgtn

Tourism Industry Aotearoa has cancelled this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards because of the Covid-19 crisis.


Te Pae to benefit from NZICC delay to mid-2023
22 Jun 2020   /

Te Pae to benefit from NZICC delay to mid-2023

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre looks set to be the biggest beneficiary of the New Zealand International Convention Centre’s delivery delay to mid-2023.


Queenstown hotel welcomes first Covid era conference
19 Jun 2020   /

Queenstown hotel welcomes first Covid era conference

Crowne Plaza Queenstown has welcomed its first Covid era conference, ahead of schedule.


CINZ, BECA align to boost Australasian business events
11 Jun 2020   /

CINZ, BECA align to boost Australasian business events

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand and the Business Events Council of Australia have agreed to collaborate to help boost the business events sector in both countries.


94% of organisations planning a business event – survey
10 Jun 2020   /

94% of organisations planning a business event – survey

But events over the next 18 months will likely be smaller and less frequent.


The events sector’s new ‘Covid Code’
9 Jun 2020   /

The events sector’s new ‘Covid Code’

The country’s hard-hit events sector has been working with the government on the creation of a new voluntary Covid Code.


Large events good to go at level 1 – PM
4 Jun 2020   /

Large events good to go at level 1 – PM

Physical separation restrictions on planes and public transport will also be lifted.


Large events get go-ahead – with conditions
29 May 2020   /

Large events get go-ahead – with conditions

The Government has given approval for multiple groups of 100 pax at a single venue.


New chair for CINZ Approved PCO Group
29 May 2020   /

New chair for CINZ Approved PCO Group

Arna Wahl Davies has been appointed chair of the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand-approved Professional Conference Organisers group.


Events sector gets green light for 100-pax gatherings
15 May 2020   /

Events sector gets green light for 100-pax gatherings

Clarification helps the New Zealand business events sector restart for domestic attendees, and is the first step in the right direction, according to CINZ chief executive Lisa Hopkins.


CINZ restructure results in job losses
7 May 2020   /

CINZ restructure results in job losses

Conventions & Incentives New Zealand has downsized its team following a business review triggered by the financial hit wrought by the Covid-19 crisis.


2020 TECNZ Conference cancelled
23 Apr 2020   /

2020 TECNZ Conference cancelled

However, the association has rebooked the same venue, The Devon Hotel at New Plymouth, to hold the 2021 event.


Work to restart on Wellington convention centre
23 Apr 2020  

Work to restart on Wellington convention centre

The $157.8m convention centre remained on track to be completed in early 2023.


Cruise conference cancelled but stage set for 2021
21 Apr 2020   /

Cruise conference cancelled but stage set for 2021

The decision to cancel this year’s annual event, scheduled for August 20 – 21 in Christchurch, was “in line with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 recommendations regarding events and public gatherings and in the interests of public health in New Zealand.”


Events industry hit by 5000 cancellations, 3400 postponements
8 Apr 2020  

Events industry hit by 5000 cancellations, 3400 postponements

More than 5000 events have been cancelled, some companies have laid off staff, and others are considering their future due to Covid-19 restrictions.


TIA, Auckland Airport industry events cancelled
19 Mar 2020   /

TIA, Auckland Airport industry events cancelled

Tourism Industry Aotearoa has cancelled its Discussing Tourism – Communications event, as restrictions over the Covid-19 outbreak take hold.


TRENZ 2020 cancelled
18 Mar 2020   /

TRENZ 2020 cancelled

Tourism Industry Aotearoa pulls the biggest industry event of the year.


Govt advises against large events – MEETINGS postponed, TRENZ unlikely
17 Mar 2020   /

Govt advises against large events – MEETINGS postponed, TRENZ unlikely

Events of 500+ people should be cancelled, says the PM.


Major industry events TRENZ, MEETINGS unlikely to proceed
16 Mar 2020   /

Major industry events TRENZ, MEETINGS unlikely to proceed

Major industry events of TRENZ and MEETINGS appear unlikely to proceed with guidance from the Government this week expected to confirm their cancellation.


‘Business as usual’ for NZ conferences as global industry events cancel
3 Mar 2020   /

‘Business as usual’ for NZ conferences as global industry events cancel

It’s business as usual for New Zealand’s biggest travel and trade industry events, despite the cancellations of several big-name international trade shows over coronavirus fears.


ITB cancelled due to coronavirus fears
2 Mar 2020   /

ITB cancelled due to coronavirus fears

NZ will miss out on an important marketing and networking opportunity after the world’s largest tourism trade fair was cancelled.


Second Tourism Policy School set for 19-20 March
27 Feb 2020   /

Second Tourism Policy School set for 19-20 March

The University of Otago’s second Tourism Policy School has been confirmed for 19-20 March at the Heritage Queenstown.


New partnership aims to boost business events in Christchurch
20 Feb 2020   /

New partnership aims to boost business events in Christchurch

With the opening of a new $475m convention centre in Christchurch just months away, three leading business events stakeholders have formed a new partnership to drive business to the southern city.


NZ tourism takes AIME in Melbourne
17 Feb 2020   /

NZ tourism takes AIME in Melbourne

New Zealand tourism representatives are attending this week’s Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) in Melbourne.