Lizzi Pearson, Urban Gourmet; Morgan Thomas, Vidcom; Heather Shaw, The Events Group Lizzi Pearson, Urban Gourmet; Morgan Thomas, Vidcom; Heather Shaw, The Events Group

CINZ update attracts all types of animals

Elephants, monkeys, lemurs and business event professionals all gathered together this week for the annual Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) update.


Auckland Zoo played host to CINZ, Tourism New Zealand, Air New Zealand and Auckland Convention Bureau representatives who each gave members an update on the state of play for the business events sector as it tracks towards one of the biggest growth phases in industry history.

Hot topics of discussion included the continuing zero-rated GST for offshore delegates debate, the lack of funding announcement for business events research, and the ongoing struggle to find new talent.