Exhibitor registrations open for MEETINGS 2022 in Te Pae Christchurch

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Exhibitor registrations open for MEETINGS 2022 in Te Pae Christchurch

Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) is inviting exhibitor registrations for MEETINGS 2022, New Zealand’s only national tradeshow for the business events industry. The event is set to take place, 15-16 June 2022, in Ōtautahi Christchurch, at the newly built Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

Lisa Hopkins, chief executive of BEIA, said: “Being in Ōtautahi Christchurch next year will add a very special dynamic to the event. The new home for MEETINGS 2022 will be the purpose-built Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, a much-anticipated addition to the city’s infrastructure, and to our industry.”

This year’s event was held in June, during an opening in the trans-Tasman bubble, which was a agreement between neighbouring countries (Australia and New Zealand) that allowed for travel across each other’s borders.

MEETINGS 2021 showcased 150 exhibitors from 17 regions to 140 qualified hosted buyers from Australia and New Zealand, plus 300-day buyers. Over the two days, NZ$74m (US$53m) was provisionally secured from over 4,500 appointments, and 97% of exhibitors felt the event met or exceeded their expectations.

Hopkins added: “Despite the severe impact of the global pandemic, the inherent human need to meet and connect in-person has not waned. In fact, the results from this year’s MEETINGS were extraordinary, demonstrating the powerful desire for business events, and the importance they will play in New Zealand’s economic recovery and reconnection to the world.”

Jen Henshaw, events project manager at BEIA, commented on the importance of EventTech for MEETINGS 2022: “A key highlight is MEETINGS’ pre-scheduled appointment programme using EventsAir online technology, which allows exhibitors to select buyers they most want to meet, and who are most likely to bring them business.”

Megan Crum, head of business events for host city ChristchurchNZ, stated: “MEETINGS 2022 will be their (visitors) chance to experience our new Te Pae Christchurch, and the other incredible venues and hospitality in New Zealand’s newest city.

“Participating in and leveraging off this event should be top of the list for New Zealand business events industry members in 2022”

To register for the event, please click here.

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