Australasia

Extended partnership promotes New Zealand’s business events

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) have recommitted to their ongoing partnership to enhance the marketing of New Zealand as a business events destination. The two organisations have re-signed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which confirms cooperative activity in securing business events to the country. Chief Executive of CINZ Sue Sullivan commented...

In pictures: Adelaide’s largest ever incentive group visit

The Adelaide Convention Bureau’s incentive marketing drive into China has paid dividends, with a 5-day/4-night visit by 750 employees of Joymain, one of China’s largest Science/tech and direct selling companies. The 750 delegates in one wave was Adelaide’s largest single incentive group visit and is the second time the company has visited Australia, with the first being to Sydney in 2015. Joymain ...

Record-breaking financial year for Melbourne Convention Bureau

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has achieved a 25% increase in economic contribution from secured business events this year. This makes the current financial year its strongest economic results ever, reaching an impressive $396m from 176 secured events. They are expected to bring 79,000 new visitors to the state, the highest for the past seven years. The record-breaking figures can be attrib...

Adelaide rides Perfect China incentive waves for another year

Following its largest incentive visit of 3,000 delegates in waves of 500 over six days from Perfect China in 2017, the Adelaide Convention Bureau’s incentive marketing drive into China has paid dividends again with a 5-day/4-night visit in June by 750 employees of Joymain, one of China’s largest Science/Tech and direct selling companies. A The 750 delegates in one wave was Adelaide’s largest singl...

Registrations open for first CINZ Conference 2018 in Auckland

Registrations are now open for the 42nd Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Annual Conference from 30 October to 1 November 2018. It will be the first time the CINZ Conference and AGM will be held in Auckland and organiser Tourism New Zealand is hosting a keynote international speaker for the two-day event to be staged at Cordis Auckland. CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan says the 2018 t...