New Zealand

New Zealand to allow events of any size

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden, has announced today that gatherings of any scale will be allowed to take place from next week, as the country has been successful in eliminating Covid-19. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand Chief Executive Lisa Hopkins said: “Getting to this level has taken less time than we originally envisaged back in March, and we are now the envy of the world. New...

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 ...

Te Pae Christchurch committed to helping economic recovery

The $475m Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is continuing to secure new conferences, despite losing some events due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. The 67 contracted or confirmed events represent a 30% increase to the number of bookings announced at the end of 2019, and are projected to bring over NZ$40m (US$24.9m) of economic benefit to the city. Te Pae Christchurch General Manager Ross Ste...

New Zealand allows business events of up to 100 to go ahead

The New Zealand Government has confirmed ticketed large events, including domestic business events and conferences, can now go ahead with a 100-person limit, following easing of restrictions on social gatherings and travel this week. Contact tracing in essential, and there will also be a one-metre distancing requirement for all events. Conventions & Incentives New Zealand’s (CINZ) Chief ...

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.

Huge blaze at New Zealand venue built using same material as Grenfell Tower

A large fire erupted at the under-construction SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland, New Zealand.

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.

NZ industry seeks quotes for Business Events Research Programme

A business events industry working group led by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) has released a Request for Quote (RFQ) for business events research.

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.