Online registration is now live for Hosted Buyers ready to sign up for New Zealand’s business events showcase, MEETINGS 2020 in Auckland next April.
Run by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ), the annual MEETINGS exhibition is home to more than 190 exhibitors from 20 regions of New Zealand.
This year 98 per cent of Hosted Buyers said MEETINGS either met or exceeded their expectations.
“With support from Air New Zealand and Auckland hotel operators, we organise all return flights and accommodation in Auckland, and create a personalised appointment schedule,” said CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan.
“Before the event we work closely with our Hosted Buyers and exhibitors to produce a bespoke diary of meetings across the two days, based on each company’s focus and their upcoming business.
“After 24 years we have a reputation for delivering to meet the changing needs of the industry with a dynamic exhibitor showcase, topped with a series of unmissable networking events.”
Australian Hosted Buyers can also take advantage of the chance to familiarise themselves with the regions, on pre or post MEETINGS weekend tours designed specifically to meet their business needs. Australian buyers can choose from Northland, Rotorua, Wellington and Christchurch in the weekend prior to MEETINGS.
Post-MEETINGS Queenstown and Waikato will be hosting special experiences for Australian Hosted Buyers wanting to bring their clients to these regions. On 21 April, Auckland Convention Bureau is showcasing a day out exploring the diverse options in host city, Auckland.
For New Zealand Hosted Buyers who are unable to commit to the two full days of appointments, a one-day programme is available. Local buyers are also invited to come to ASB Showgrounds on either 22 or 23 April for a free day programme.
The MEETINGS 2020 Hosted Buyer Brochure is available to read and download online here.
Hosted Buyer applications close on 21 February and the pre-scheduled appointment process begins on 16 March 2020.