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CINZ Conference 2019 open to inspiration

Registration has opened for the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Annual Conference and AGM, to be held in Queenstown, 29-31 October 2019.

Business events in New Zealand deliver half a billion dollars to the country

Business events in New Zealand have delivered NZD$500m to the country over the past five years, according to New Zealand Tourism. The figures come in the wake of CINZ Meetings 2019, New Zealand’s largest MICE industry trade show. Tourism New Zealand works closely with the industry to attract business events to the country. Rene de Monchy, Tourism New Zealand’s Director of Commercial, said: “New Ze...

CINZ MEETINGS kicks off in New Zealand

New Zealand’s biggest events industry showcase, CINZ MEETINGS 2019, starts in Auckland tomorrow, 29 May. The event will run for two days, finishing on Thursday 30 May. It is organised by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ). It will bring together over 190 suppliers and 500 conference, event and incentive organisers under one roof for two days at ASB Showgrounds. CINZ Chief Executive Sue ...

New Zealand’s MEETINGS set to attract 190 exhibitors in Auckland

The broad sweep of New Zealand’s event experiences, destinations and suppliers will be again on show at MEETINGS, which opens for its 2019 edition in Auckland 29-30 May. Organised by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ), MEETINGS will host exhibitors across 17 regions from the top of the North to the deep South of the islands. Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says CINZ is welcoming 22 new exh...

CINZ MEETINGS 2019 promises a record year for exhibitors and buyers

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. C...

International adventure tourism experts to converge on Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand has won a bid to host the 2020 International Adventure Conference, which will bring leading tourism researchers to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, in December next year. The winning bid was presented by Dr Susan Houge Mackenzie on behalf of her team from the University of Otago, Queenstown Resort College, and the Otago Polytechnic Institute of Sport and Adventur...

CINZ launches 2019 Emerging Talent and Mentorship programmes

Registrations are now open for New Zealand’s CINZ 2019 Emerging Talent programme, to be held as a half-day workshop at Rydges Hotel Auckland on 27 June. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Chief Executive, Sue Sullivan says Emerging Talent 2019 has been designed to inspire, educate and provide a platform for attendees to learn practical skills and take-aways. “The new workshop-style prog...

AEG Ogden announced as manager of new convention centre Te Pae Christchurch

Asia Pacific venue management company AEG Ogden has been selected as the operator for the new Te Pae Christchurch facility in New Zealand. The contract was announced today by Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive, John Bridgman. Te Pae will have capacity to host up to 2,000 delegates for a variety of national and international events and will feature purpose built facilities including a 1,400-seat audit...

Construction of New Zealand ICC breaks through glass ceiling

The first of the glass art work covering the exterior top of the new New Zealand International Convention Centre, has now been installed. Works by two New Zealand artists, Sara Hughes and Peata Larkin, will span a total of 5,760sqm once fully installed on the four external walls of the NZICC. Hughes’ work was the first to be fitted, and, when complete, will include 98 glass fins to adorn the weste...

CINZ appoints new MEETINGS’ Exhibition Manager

Claire Steele has joined Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) as the new Exhibition Manager of the country’s largest business tourism trade exhibition (MEETINGS). She takes over from Kate Drury, who has left to pursue a new career outside of the sector after two years with MEETINGS. Steele is originally from the UK, and has been in New Zealand for nine years holding various roles in the...

New board members and Outstanding Contributor Award in New Zealand

Convention and Incentive New Zealand (CINZ) has elected four new board members and re-elected a further two, following its general meetings in Auckland 1 November. The group also awarded Anna Hayward, manager of the Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB), its Outstanding Contributor Award for 2018. Hayward has been managing the ACB for the past 11 years and played a key role in establishing the conventi...

Conference winners’ NZ$37m contribution to New Zealand acknowledged

The efforts of 31 experts who have secured international conferences for New Zealand were recognised by the Minister of Tourism at an event in Auckland 16 October. Tourism New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Stephen England-Hall told the audience that hosting international conferences delivered significant benefits for New Zealand. “In addition to the estimated NZ$37m (US$24.37m) they will contribute t...

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