New Zealand celebrates 10th PCOA

New Zealand celebrates 10th PCOA

The largest-ever team of New Zealand suppliers is heading to the Gold Coast for the Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Association’s 10th anniversary event next month.

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Australia Manager Sharon Auld says 19 New Zealand suppliers will be joining the 100% Pure New Zealand hub at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from Sunday 26 to Tuesday 28 November 2017.

‘New Zealand first exhibited under the 100% Pure New Zealand banner in Hobart in 2010. We had eight in our team then, seven years on, we have 19.

‘New Zealand’s convention bureaux, hotels and Air New Zealand have been strong supporters over the years, and now we have activities and gala dinner venues joining us as well as some smaller regional areas,’ she says.

Newcomers to the 100% Pure New Zealand hub this year are Skyline Queenstown, Real Journeys, Christchurch Convention Centre, and Napier Conference. The Langham Auckland will also be participating under its new name Cordis Auckland as the hotel re-brands in November.

Tourism New Zealand is sponsoring featured speaker Corbin Ball, who is an internationally recognised expert on technology. For the fifth year, he has been named one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry. His articles have appeared in hundreds of national and international publications and he is the only person to have received both Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) International Supplier of the Year and MPI’s International Chapter Leader of the Year award.

Joining CINZ on the 100% Pure New Zealand hub for the 10th PCO Association event are:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Auckland Convention Bureau
  • Auckland Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira
  • ChristchurchNZ Convention Bureau
  • Christchurch Convention Centre
  • Cordis Auckland
  • Destination Rotorua Business Events
  • Dunedin Convention Bureau
  • Heritage & CityLife Hotels
  • Hobbiton™ Movie Set
  • Napier Conference Centre
  • New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC)
  • Queenstown Convention Bureau
  • Real Journeys
  • SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
  • Skyline Queenstown
  • Tourism New Zealand
  • Venues Wellington