Jan / Feb 2014 - page 1

january/february
2014
INSIDE: High speed V8 laps, trout
fishing, a taste of glamping and
a visit to luxurious Huka Lodge
were all on the agenda for a
group of professional conference
organisers (PCOs) and corporate
travel managers on a familiarisation
trip to Great Lake Taupo late last
year. Pictured in the Alan Pye
Cottage at Huka Lodge are Karen
Rainbow, Destination Great Lake
Taupo; Camilla Taylor, S2N Events;
Geneva Pearson, Orbit Corporate
Travel; Alice Soper, Avenues Event
Management and Kim Martin,
cievents. See more Taupo coverage
on page 6.
The three new convention centres planned for the country will
be a major selling point when New Zealand’s business events
industry goes on a marketing offensive in Australia next month.
Exhibiting at the Asia-Pacific Incentives
and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne,
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand
(CINZ) and Tourism New Zealand will
be spearheading a marketing push that
emphasises the exciting new infrastructure
that will soon be available in New Zealand
for business events.
By mid-2018 New Zealand will have
a combined capacity of more than 6000
delegates across three new convention centre
facilities in Auckland (3500), Christchurch
(2000-2500) and Queenstown (750).
‘AIME is the must attend event in the
See
page 51
for full details
Asia-Pacific region for the meetings and
events industry and it is vital that we inform
buyers about the fantastic new facilities for
conferencing that are planned so we can
start generating business,’ says CINZ chief
executive Alan Trotter.
Convention centre
trifecta drives NZ’s
expo presence
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