CINZ & TNZ ‘formidable collective’ at AIME

CINZ & TNZ ‘formidable collective’ at AIME

Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and Tourism New Zealand will present a formidable collective on the 100% Pure New Zealand stand at Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo, taking place in Melbourne 20-21 February 2018.

The stand includes, for the first time in three years, Queenstown Convention Bureau, along with New Zealand International Convention Centre, Auckland Convention Bureau, Christchurch Convention Centre, Real Journeys and the International Antarctic Centre.

Sharon Auld, Australia manager, Conventions & Incentives New Zealand, CINZ, says AIME is a vital event for the New Zealand business events industry and is excited to immerse 100% Pure New Zealand in Manaakitanga, the traditional Māori value of welcoming guests with hospitality,

kindness and generosity.

‘CINZ is thrilled to showcase some of New Zealand’s greatest business event destinations at AIME 2018. Not only do we have Queenstown returning for the first time in years, but we also have some of our great hotels and destinations, making the 100% Pure New Zealand stand really focused on offering event professionals the best in New Zealand hospitality. We look forward to greeting delegates from all over the world with our unique Kiwi traditions at AIME 2018,’ says Auld.

Early data from the Hosted Buyers acquisition scheme reveals an expansive interest from international buyers including representatives from New Zealand, United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Ireland, Indonesia, China and Finland.

Angela Sciacca, project manager, AIME, commented on what the international interest means for exhibitors at AIME.

‘The focus of AIME is to connect the business events industry with partners that inspire creativity and innovation. We are thrilled to confirm a great mix of international and local Hosted Buyers for 2018, bringing fresh eyes and unique propositions. With major international buyers from the likes of Daimler Greater China, Orbit World Travel, Retina World Congress, International Conference Services, Modern Language Association and so many more, we are confident that the relationships developed at AIME will provide real business value to the meetings and events sector,’ she explains.