New Zealand’s former prime minister, Rt. Hon. Sir John Key will be special guest speaker at the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) 2018 Conference in Auckland on 1 November, sponsored by Celebrity Speakers.
Sir John Key was prime minister for eight years until 2016 and led the country through the aftermath of the global financial crisis and during the Canterbury earthquakes. When he retired from office New Zealand had one of the highest growth rates and best fiscal positions of any advanced economy.
CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan says she is delighted Sir John will be sharing his experience with New Zealand’s business events industry at a time of rapid growth with the opening of large-scale international convention infrastructure.
“We punch well above our weight as a small country on the world stage, and Sir John Key was instrumental in leading us there.” Sullivan added Sir John would be giving a first-hand account and insights into what New Zealand to offer international business visitors,” she says.
Sir John was also a former minister for tourism and is now a member of the Air New Zealand Board and chairman of ANZ.
Business commentator Andrew Patterson will MC the conference, held under the theme, ‘Breaking New Ground’. It will be the 42nd Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) annual conference and set to attract 140 CINZ members, including owners and managers of key venues, catering companies, accommodation providers, activity operators and regional convention bureaux, on 31 October and 1 November at the Cordis hotel in Auckland.
Registrations are open on the CINZ website