CINZ and PCMA sign strategic alliance agreement

National CVB, Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) have announced a strategic agreement designed to support and professionally develop the business events community. Karen Bolinger, PCMA managing director for APAC, said: “Through our new alliance we recognise the unique qualities and services each of us offer to our respective ...

New Zealand is ready to meet

A survey of 232 New Zealand-based organisations has found that 94% of them are planning to hold a business event in the next 18 months. New Zealand’s successful response in eliminating community transmission of Covid-19 means that there are no current restrictions on mass gatherings in the country, and domestic business events can go ahead without social distancing. As New Zealanders emerge from l...

CINZ and BECA announce Trans-Tasman bubble collaboration

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) have announced a joint agreement to work together on issues mutually affecting their markets. CINZ Chief Executive Lisa Hopkins (pictured) says, although Covid-19 has impacted business events in both Australia and New Zealand, “it has also created opportunity and conversation amongst organisatio...

New Zealand to allow multiple groups in conference venues

The New Zealand government has now moved to Alert Level 2 of its Covid-19 response, meaning that large events with separate groups of 100 people will now be allowed to go ahead. Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Chief Executive, Lisa Hopkins, said: “These new guidelines give our industry much more confidence to plan forward, knowing we can deliver larger events. We can now go ahead a...

CINZ approved PCO Group appoints new Chair

The Conventions and Incentive’s New Zealand (CINZ) approved Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Group has appointed Arna Wahl Davies as its new Chair. Wahl Davies (pictured) beings over 20 years’ worth of experience in event management, being co-founder and director of Composition, a professional conference organising company which manages mid to large-size conferences throughout ...

CINZ Reconnects with new December event

New Zealand’s business events industry association, CINZ is launching a new event, BE Reconnected, for December 2020. BE Reconnected will focus on ‘re-engaging and reconnecting’ industry relationships to help businesses recover in a post-Covid-19 world. The event will be hosted at Vodafone Events Centre in Auckland on 1 December, and will replace its traditional MEETINGS exhibition tha...

CINZ postpones MEETINGS 2020

Following the announcement of the cancellation of IMEX Frankfurt last week, another international MICE industry show, Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ), has announced it will not take place as planned. Organisers said they would now put their efforts into advocating for the power of business events to aid the economic recovery when it comes.

New Education Series to launch at Auckland’s MEETINGS 2020

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is unveiling a new professional development and education programme for MEETINGS 2020 in Auckland.

CINZ appoints new Chief Executive

Lisa Hopkins has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ).

CINZ in New Zealand set to be a carbon-neutral event

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) will be a carbon-neutral event for the third year in a row.

Psychologist and Paralympian join CINZ Conference speaker line-up

Four more speakers have been announced for the 43rd Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) annual conference, to be held in Queenstown later this month.

Chief Executive Sue Sullivan leaves CINZ

Sue Sullivan has resigned as Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Chief Executive. She has held the post for over five years. She will be leaving the association at the end of November to take up a new role in Canterbury, as Chief Executive of Christchurch and Hanmer Attractions. “New Zealand’s business events industry is set for great things, and I am privileged to have worked with an am...

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