More than 660 delegates are expected to attend the 2019 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference and Awards event at Cordis, Auckland.
With 15 months to go until Christchurch’s convention centre, Te Pae, opens its doors, the Ticker talks to the venue’s general manager, Ross Steele.
The operator’s GM, Ross Steele, on the work going into securing events ahead of the 2020 opening of Christchurch’s new $475m convention centre.
Around 1500 delegates are expected to attend the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association conference at Waikato University.
NZ’s $558m business events sector showed an increase in events, delegates and delegate days for the year to March.
In its final Business Events Delegate Survey, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has uncovered an error in historical delegate number totals which meant local and domestic delegate numbers have been over-represented in past reports.
Cruise Lines International Association global chairman and Royal Caribbean Cruises’ vice chairman, Adam Goldstein, is among a strong speaker line-up at the NZ Cruise Association’s seventh annual conference.
The 2020 South Pacific Tourism Exchange will be held at Christchurch on 25-26 May.
The venue has returned to the market with “near-full books” following an eight-year earthquake-induced hiatus.
Tourism New Zealand is leading a new drive which it says will “measure and maximise the lasting benefits generated by conferences” for New Zealanders.
Construction is to start at its Cable Street location in August and finish at the end of 2022.
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Auckland has secured the bid for the 34th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI), which will see more than 500 delegates descend on the city in summer 2021.
The flagship venue has lost a number of pre-booked events.
Global macroeconomics shifts are coming home to roost in New Zealand’s $558m business events sector, with a slowdown in Australia being felt in destinations including Rotorua.
The biggest showcase for New Zealand’s $558m business events sector gets underway in earnest this morning, with close to 700 industry professionals making a beeline for MEETINGS 2019.
More than 100 international business event organisers from as from New Zealand’s key markets including Australia, the United States and China will be converging on Auckland next week for the country’s biggest showcase of conference and incentive products.
TRENZ 2020 will be held at at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 May next year.
New Zealand’s new $703m international convention centre plans to operate as a carbon neutral venue – the only one of its kind in Asia Pacific – following completion of construction in 2020.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa is on the hunt for funding to deliver a $1.9m three-year package of initiatives to attract New Zealanders to tourism careers.
TIA’s refreshed growth strategy sets an ambitious new target and places greater emphasis on sustainability.
Tool has been developed to support investment and product development in NZ’s $39bn tourism industry
New Zealand has climbed up the ranks of global conference destinations, last year moving to number 46 in the International Congress and Convention Association listing.
Around 1500 delegates packed into Rotorua’s Te Puia last night for an evening of networking and nibbles for the launch of 2019 TRENZ.
The govt’s Tourism Strategy, TIA’s revamped growth framework and the unveiling of a new TNZ campaign are on the agenda.
New boutique accommodation, gourmet dining options for group travel and wildlife experiences are just some of the new Waikato products being showcased at TRENZ 2019.
The award-winning event maestro on the evolution and the complexities of staging NZ’s biggest tourism showcase, TRENZ.
Sustainability will be writ large at next week’s annual tourism showcase in Rotorua.
Destination Queenstown’s convention team is bringing travel content conference, The Travel Bootcamp, to the destination for the first time this spring hosting travel content creators, bloggers and social media tastemakers from 4-6 October 2019.
The evolution of the backpacker market and where it might go next is the backbone for discussion at this year’s annual Backpacker Youth & Adventure Tourism Association conference.
More than 40 new products ranging from a Queenstown craft beer tour through to a sunrise visit to the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony will be on show at TRENZ 2019.
Tourism New Zealand has launched its annual business events campaign targeting the domestic market.
The net has been cast wider for this year’s showcase with 386 buyers from 30 markets booked to attend.
Navigating a path to future growth in the face of new challenges such as competing accommodation options, construction, investment, finance and staffing issues forms the backbone of the agenda at this year’s New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference.
New Zealand’s leading business events showcase, MEETINGS, is to feature a post-event Christchurch famil for buyers for the first time this year.
TRENZ is expected to pump more than $10m of additional business into the 2018 host regions of Dunedin, Waitaki and Southland, according to a post-event report.
Queenstown has won a bid to host the 9th annual International Adventure Conference in a move which will see the event come to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time.
The general manager of Cairns Convention Centre, Ross Steele, will take the reins at Te Pae Christchurch.
The Australian-based venues giant will run Christchurch’s $475m convention centre.
A strong Kiwi contingent are at the annual Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event in Melbourne this week.
A strong New Zealand delegation including representatives from the Te Pae Christchurch and the New Zealand International Convention Centre have taken to the floor at the annual Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event, which threw open its doors this morning.
The latest delay to the $703m venue will affect nearly 8,000 delegates.
Dunedin and Hamilton & Waikato have officially launched their joint business events initiative, Meet North South.
Industry has downplayed the postponement of next week’s 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism launch, claiming there are no “shadows in the dark”.
Much of the Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals conference challenged industry’s standards and assumptions. That’s a good thing, writes the Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell.
The industry needs more than just a nudge to meet the challenges of climate change, says Professor Susanne Becken.
At the inaugural Tourism and the SDGs event, there’s a call for more honesty from industry.
Measuring the environmental and social impacts of tourism – not just economic benefits – is necessary in order to take sustainable development seriously, according to Nelson Tasman’s Gisela Purcell.
The first research conference on Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals is being hosted by the Institute of Development Studies at Massey University, Albany, Auckland.
Wellington’s $179m CEC will be up against Auckland’s NZICC and Chirstchurch’s Te Pae.