Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) has announced the postponement of New Zealand’s annual business events industry trade show MEETINGS, which was due to take place in Auckland next month.
The move follows New Zealand government announcements on measures to prevent the risk of further coronavirus infection including 14 day self-isolation periods for all visitors.
“It is with huge regret we must postpone this year’s MEETINGS which was scheduled for 22 and 23 April at the ASB Showgrounds,” said CINZ chief executive Lisa Hopkins.
“We have sought the advice of our industry and clients and have been heartened by the huge level of support for MEETINGS, which last year secured over NZ$62 million in new business. However we have been given a clear mandate to postpone this year’s event.
“The CINZ team and our partners are now working to evaluate other options for MEETINGS, and we will announce these plans as soon as we can.
“As the official voice of the business events sector in New Zealand, the CINZ role is now to advocate for the power of business events to aid economic recovery. We have set up direct dialogue with the Government regarding the specific impacts of COVID-19 on the business events sector.”