CINZ Meetings to return to Ōtautahi Christchurch in 2021

CINZ Meetings 2021 will be held in Ōtautahi Christchurch for the first time in 13 years.

The annual business events showcase will take place at the city’s new convention centre, Te Pae Christchurch following a welcome function at Christchurch Town Hall hosted by Vbase.

“It will be momentous to celebrate the evolution of this city and its world-class new facilities,” said CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan. “Ōtautahi Christchurch is a gold standard destination for business events and we can’t wait to show it off to our New Zealand, Australian and international buyers and media.

“With the support of ChristchurchNZ, Air New Zealand, Te Pae Christchurch, Vbase, Christchurch Airport and Tourism New Zealand we will be bringing influential buyers into the heart of the South Island for an unforgettable experience.”

Artist’s impression of the new Te Pae conference centre.

Loren Heaphy, ChristchurchNZ’s general manager of destination and attraction, says Ōtautahi Christchurch has undergone pivotal changes in the last few years.

“We’re excited to showcase our progress to the delegates at Meetings 2021, who have such an impact when it comes to booking business events,” she said.

“With our exciting new venues playing host to Meetings 2021, ChristchurchNZ will be proactively encouraging delegates to explore the city and region in exciting pre and post famil schedules.”

Te Pae Christchurch general manager Ross Steele says Te Pae is thrilled to welcome Meetings 2021.

“We’re looking forward to working with CINZ and ChristchurchNZ in showcasing the best of our region, and presenting New Zealand’s newest world class convention venue to the national and international business events community,” he said.

“It is an excellent opportunity for global convention decision makers to experience Christchurch’s world class hospitality in Te Pae’s first year.”

CINZ Meetings 2021 will take place in Ōtautahi Christchurch from 12 to 14 May 2021.