Aussies embrace the chance to meet in New Zealand for Meetings 2021

Over 60 Australian business event organisers are set to arrive in Auckland on June 1 for Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s (BEIA) two-day showcase MEETINGS 2021.

BEIA chief executive Lisa Hopkins says it is an “extraordinary achievement” for New Zealand to be hosting a “significant business event featuring international buyers in a face-to-face environment”.

“It is a reflection of the way New Zealand has managed Covid, and BEIA is excited to help facilitate this vital connection with Australian buyers looking to bring business to our shores,” she said.

“There is strong confidence in New Zealand’s procedures and protocols and this has filtered through to how we deliver business events. Our objective is to ensure the health and well-being of all our visitors stays top of mind while ensuring an excellent experience throughout the stay.”

As well as 60 hosted buyers and industry media from around Australia, 110 domestic event planners from across New Zealand will also join MEETINGS’ pre-scheduled appointment programme with 145 exhibitors from 18 regions at ASB Showgrounds.