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Air NZ boosts business-timed services as corporate travel returns
31 Mar 2021  

Air NZ boosts business-timed services as corporate travel returns

Air New Zealand boosts its business-related flights and improves connectivity as demand bounces back faster than expected.


Queenstown Lakes business events, incentives funding opens
19 Mar 2021   /

Queenstown Lakes business events, incentives funding opens

The Southern Lakes Events Investment Panel has opened applications for its Business Events Incentive Scheme.


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.


Wellington convention centre to be named ‘Tākina’
10 Aug 2020  

Wellington convention centre to be named ‘Tākina’

Wellington City Councillors will this week be asked to approve Tākina as the name for the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre currently.


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.


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.


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.


NZICC fire review underway
3 Feb 2020  

NZICC fire review underway

The Fire and Emergency NZ-commissioned independent operational review of last October’s New Zealand International Convention Centre fire at SkyCity is underway.


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.


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.


December BEAS: Delegate numbers up, event numbers flat
1 Mar 2019   /

December BEAS: Delegate numbers up, event numbers flat

New Zealand’s $558m business events sector showed solid growth in delegate numbers and delegate days last year off the back of a stable events count, according to the latest Business Event Activity Survey.


Wellington joins big events hunt after $179m centre gets green light
14 Dec 2018  

Wellington joins big events hunt after $179m centre gets green light

Wellington’s $179m CEC will be up against Auckland’s NZICC and Chirstchurch’s Te Pae.


September BEAS: Events down, but delegate numbers and days up
30 Nov 2018  

September BEAS: Events down, but delegate numbers and days up

NZ’s $558m business events sector posted an uptick in delegate numbers and delegate days despite a 5% drop in the number of events in the year ended September 2018.


Business events sector suffers as meetings, seminars weaken
31 Aug 2018  

Business events sector suffers as meetings, seminars weaken

The $558m business events sector turned in a weak performance for the June year.


TNZ, CINZ partner again to attract business events
28 Aug 2018   /

TNZ, CINZ partner again to attract business events

Tourism New Zealand and Conventions and Incentives New Zealand have reaffirmed their partnership to secure more business events for NZ.


CDS: International growth in spend outweighed by domestic drop
9 Apr 2018  

CDS: International growth in spend outweighed by domestic drop

Strong growth in international spend was not enough to offset a sharp fall in the amount spent by domestic delegates in 2017 according to the latest Convention Delegate Survey.


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.


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.


Tourism NZ, CINZ collaborate to grow business events
12 Sep 2017  

Tourism NZ, CINZ collaborate to grow business events

The marketing of New Zealand as an international business events destination continues to be enhanced by an ongoing agreement between Tourism New Zealand and Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ).


CAS: More delegates, more days, more events
25 Aug 2017  

CAS: More delegates, more days, more events

A strong 12 months for events has seen measures lift across the board, MBIE’s latest Convention Activity Survey.


CAS: Off-peak on the rise despite fewer events
19 May 2017  

CAS: Off-peak on the rise despite fewer events

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Delegates up, conventions down for 2016
20 Feb 2017  

Delegates up, conventions down for 2016

More delegates spent a longer time at fewer conferences in New Zealand last year, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).