Extended partnership promotes New Zealand’s business events

Australasia News
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.

NZZZChief Executive of CINZ Sue Sullivan commented: “We are ensuring the market sees us as one collective, working hand-in-hand. We come together under the 100% Pure New Zealand banner in all our marketing activities, working in partnership in the Australian market place, leveraging our relationships to maximise the opportunities for New Zealand and our members.

“With Tourism New Zealand we will also continue to develop our annual trade show MEETINGS, with a strong focus on buyers beyond Australia.”

Tourism New Zealand’s global manager of business events Lisa Gardiner says that, together, the organisations have achieved great things in the business events sector and she is keen to see this continue:

“The business events sector holds significant potential to enrich New Zealand through economic growth and knowledge sharing. Recent data has shown continued growth in organisations choosing to host their business event in New Zealand with international arrivals for this purpose up 4.6% (73,504) in the year ending May 2018.

“This is a trend that looks set to continue with our projections from conferences secured over the past five years, who are yet to host their conference in New Zealand, looking strong.”

Stuart Wood is a news reporter across the Mash Media editorial portfolio. He writes for CMW alongside sister publications Conference News, Exhibition News, Access All Areas and Exhibition World.