MEETINGS 2023 is heading for a sell-out as exhibitors jump at the chance to be part of New Zealand’s largest business events showcase in Wellington on June 21-22.
Hosted buyer applications open on February 1, for the 27th MEETINGS which will be held at Tākina, Wellington’s new convention and exhibition centre.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) chief executive Lisa Hopkins says exhibitors and buyers are excited to be meeting at the country’s newest convention centre during its opening month.
“This is the first time MEETINGS has been hosted in Wellington, and not only are we seeing huge support locally, but also internationally,” she said.
“We have received a fantastic response from the industry since exhibition applications opened in October, and spaces are nearly sold out. MEETINGS will take over the entire Tākina venue with two exhibition floors.
“After four years, we can’t wait to welcome back international clients. With support from Tourism New Zealand, we are expecting buyers from key international destinations to visit the show.”
Fully Hosted Buyers receive complimentary air travel, transfers, accommodation, registration to social events and 30 personalised appointments.
For the first time, event organisers can choose to attend MEETINGS as Semi-Hosted Buyers, which gives them complimentary accommodation, registration to social events and 20 personalised appointments.
All hosted buyers will be invited to join Business Events Wellington for a day of exploration on Tuesday 20 June, and Australian buyers have the chance to join one of two weekend famils on the weekend before MEETINGS, 17-19 June.
International hosted buyers are also invited to Stay On and Discover More of New Zealand.
Limited spaces are available on the MEETINGS 2023 Hosted Buyer programme. Applications close on 19 April.