Event planners will be lunching for a good cause when they sign up for the new Day Buyer programme at CINZ MEETINGS 2019 in Auckland from 29 to 30 May.
The new ‘Meet, Eat and Speak’ event will be a free lunchtime experience for day buyers, combining fare from award-winning social enterprise Eat My Lunch with a showcase from Celebrity Speakers.
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive Sue Sullivan says for every one of the 500 lunches served to day buyers across the two days, CINZ in conjunction with Eat My Lunch will donate lunch to a New Zealand child in need.
“Our guests will be able to find out first-hand what an impact their lunch is having for Kiwi kids when they listen to Lisa King, the founder of Eat My Lunch who will be speaking on both days,” she said.
As well as Lisa King, the Celebrity Speaker Showcase this year includes Melodie Robinson, well-known sports commentator and NZ Black Ferns Champion; Dr Farah Palmer, the first female board member for Rugby NZ, former Black Ferns Captain, and community leader; Gilbert Enoka, All Blacks’ general manager who will share insights into team culture, mental skills and leadership, and Melissa Chan-Green (nee Davies), popular New Zealand journalist and broadcaster, and the face of Three’s Newshub.
Day buyers can join the MEETINGS pre-scheduled appointment programme for either 29 or 30 May or tour the exhibition in their own time and meet exhibitors of interest.
Meet, Eat and Speak will be held at the Logan Campbell Centre alongside the MEETINGS exhibition at ASB Showgrounds.
Online registration is free for Day Buyers attending MEETINGS 2019.