Applications open next week for MEETINGS 2024 in Rotorua

A welcome powhiri in Rotorua. Photo: Cameron Mackenzie

Applications will open next week for MEETINGS 2024 in Rotorua, which is being held on June 19-20.

Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s (BEIA) 28th annual event will showcase the best of New Zealand’s business events products and services at Rotorua’s Energy Events Centre, opening with a welcome event on June 18 at the Sir Howard Morrison Centre.

“We’re so excited to be in Rotorua, the birthplace of New Zealand tourism, and our cultural heartland,” said Lisa Hopkins, BEIA’s chief executive. “It’s the perfect time for all of us to come together in such a unique place and to celebrate Matariki – the Māori New Year.”

Fully-hosted buyers can book 26 appointments over two days from a choice of up to 200 exhibiting organisations. For New Zealand business event organisers, both one and two day hosted buyer options are available.

Hosted buyers receive complimentary transport to Rotorua courtesy of Air New Zealand and Johnston’s Coachlines, as well as accommodation at one of eight host hotels and tickets to social events.

MEETINGS has partnered with Hobbiton Movie Set Tours to offer pre and post visits where buyers can experience the brand-new Bagshot Row development.

Host city Rotorua is offering a destination famil on June 18, and hosted buyers can choose to join post-MEETINGS famils in the nearby regions of Waikato and Taupō.

Hosted buyer applications open from January 31 here.