New Zealand’s only national business events exhibition, CINZ MEETINGS is promising a wider range of exhibitors, more international and domestic buyers for its 2019 edition at the end of May.
Held in host city Auckland 28-30 May, MEETINGS is staged annually by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ), and combines opportunities to discover regions, network and sign business, across two days.
CINZ Chief Executive, Sue Sullivan says this year over 190 exhibitors from 20 regions, including 14 in the Luxury Collection, will be at ASB Showgrounds to showcase the experiences, venues and accommodation on offer around the country.
“MEETINGS connects highly qualified meetings and incentive professionals looking to plan programmes in New Zealand, with suppliers who know their fields and their regions inside out. Hotels, resorts, convention bureaux, caterers, entertainers, speakers, styling and production experts are all part of this diverse mix,” she says.
“With valued support from principal sponsor, Air New Zealand and our partner hotels we are able to bring these qualified buyers from all over New Zealand, Australia and the world to meet in Auckland.”
Sullivan reports high demand for hosted buyer places and Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand are bringing over 30 international hosted buyers and media from the United States, Canada, China, and Asia to MEETINGS, and giving them the opportunity to explore regional New Zealand.
“Our message to international convention and incentive organisers is that travelling here is not only a bucket-list experience, it is also extremely cost-effective.”
CINZ MEETINGS 2019 includes a pre-touring programme with places for 52 Australian hosted buyers to five regional destinations. Northland, Rotorua, Wellington and Queenstown prior to MEETINGS and a new signature event, a special post-MEETINGS familiarization trip to Christchurch.
Applications for the CINZ MEETINGS 2019 hosted buyer programme close on 29 March. Event organisers can apply now on the MEETINGS website.