Monday, 10 September 2018 07:12

Former PM heads speaker lineup for CINZ conf

New Zealand's former Prime Minister, Rt. Hon Sir John Key will be special guest speaker at the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) 2018 Conference in Auckland on 1 November, sponsored by Celebrity Speakers.

Published in Industry Issues
Monday, 27 August 2018 21:00

2019 CINZ planner now open

The 2019 CINZ Event Planners’ Guide (CINZ Planner) is now open for bookings.

Published in Industry Issues
Monday, 20 August 2018 02:30

Registrations open for CINZ conference

Registrations are now open for the 42nd Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) annual conference from 30 October to 1 November 2018.

Published in Industry Issues
Monday, 02 October 2017 21:54

All eyes on New Zealand

New Zealand remains high on the consideration set for business events with

PCOs and event organisers based in Australia, according to CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan in the recent CINZ board representatives’ update.

‘All indicators are that this will continue. This is supported by the interest shown in the new conference centres in Christchurch and Auckland,’ she says.

Published in Association Focus
Monday, 11 September 2017 21:13

Working together

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand are continuing their collaborative approach.

The two organisations have resigned for a fifth year a Memorandum of Understanding that confirms cooperative activity in the promotion of international business events to New Zealand.

The commitment hopes to build on the momentum of previous years encouraging visitation to New Zealand from the lucrative business events sector.

Tourism New Zealand’s chief executive Stephen England-Hall says the organisation will continue to support CINZ’s Australian trade events to enable greater reach and effectiveness, and will continue to drive global marketing campaign activity in support of the sector, and operate the Conference Assistance Programme as the key tool in securing large scale international conferences.

Published in Hot Off The Press
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 02:12

Kiwi diversity heads to Sydney

Seven business events exhibitors from around New Zealand will join CINZ and Tourism New Zealand on the 100% Pure New Zealand stand at the Associations Forum National Conference taking place in Sydney next month.

CINZ Australia manager Sharon Auld says the range of exhibitors heading along is designed to showcase New Zealand’s diversity as a destination. This year, three new exhibitors will join the group - Queen’s Wharf Auckland, Skyline Queenstown, and Auckland Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira.

Published in Industry Issues
Monday, 05 June 2017 23:02

MEETINGS 2017: And the winners are

CINZ MEETINGS 2017 came to an end on Thursday last week, wrapping up two full on days of meetings and networking with a gala dinner at The Langham Auckland.

The dinner was staged by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ), with styling by Event Impressions, entertainment and sound from The Production Agency, and Staging Connections managing the audio-visual component.

‘Our evening was the opportunity for all those involved to celebrate a week of knowledge sharing, relationship building and successful business generation,’ commented CINZ CEO Sue Sullivan.

Published in Association Focus
Thursday, 01 June 2017 03:12

MEETINGS wraps up

MEETINGS 2017 has come to an end, with the two-day trade exhibition putting New Zealand’s potential for events and incentive travel on show.

CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan says a big contingent of international buyers and media were hosted over the two days of the event.

‘Event organisers are always looking for something truly different, and we have shown them New Zealand is a stunning learning and networking environment,’ she says. 

‘Our exhibitors have had plenty of positive feedback and have collectively held over 6000 meetings with potential clients and will be leaving MEETINGS with strong business leads to follow up,’ says Sullivan.

Published in Around New Zealand
Monday, 29 May 2017 22:07

The wait is over

 CINZ MEETINGS 2017 has finally arrived, with the two-day event kicking off in Auckland.

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand chief executive, Sue Sullivan says the exhibition is the largest in the event’s 21-year history, showcasing 19 regions and more than 195 exhibitors to over 500 conference, event and incentive organisers.

‘Exhibitors and buyers will hold more than 6,000 meetings during our two days of pre-scheduled appointments and social networking events. With the support of key regional convention bureaux and Air New Zealand, we have also hosted 44 Australian buyers and media on seven different regional pre-MEETINGS tours, and another 36 will visit Hobbiton and Hamilton-Waikato on Friday,’ she explains.

Last year MEETINGS generated more than $55million of signed business during its two days of pre-scheduled appointments.

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Hon. Paula Bennett will be joined by industry leaders to visit MEETINGS on Thursday 1 June.

Published in Hot Off The Press

Organised by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand, the country’s largest tourism trade exhibition kicks off in Auckland next week.

CINZ MEETINGS will connect over 195 exhibitors from 19 regions across New Zealand with more than 500 New Zealand, Australian and international buyers.

Sue Sullivan, chief executive of CINZ, says this year’s show is the largest in its 21 year history.

Published in Hot Off The Press
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