CINZ MEETINGS looking to raise the bar in 2019

CINZ MEETINGS is raising the bar again this year with a wider range of exhibitors, more international and domestic buyers and more networking opportunities.

CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan says this year over 190 exhibitors from 20 regions, including 14 in the Luxury Collection, will be at ASB Showgrounds to showcase the experiences, venues and accommodation on offer around the country.

Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand are bringing over 30 international hosted buyers and media from the United States, Canada, China, and Asia including Japan and Korea to MEETINGS, and giving them the opportunity to explore regional New Zealand.

“Our message to international convention and incentive organisers is that travelling here is not only a bucket-list experience, it is also extremely cost-effective – and not as far as you think,” said Sullivan. “New Zealand is just an overnight sleep from the Americas, China and Asia-Pacific regions, and just three hours from Australia’s Eastern centres.”

Held in Auckland from 28 to 30 May, CINZ MEETINGS 2019 includes a pre-touring programme with places for 52 Australian hosted buyers to five regional destinations. Northland, Rotorua, Wellington and Queenstown prior to MEETINGS and a new signature event, a special post-MEETINGS famil to Christchurch.

Applications for the CINZ MEETINGS 2019 hosted buyer programme close on 29 March.