MEETINGS announce dates for next year’s show in Christchurch

MEETINGS 2021 will be held on June 30 to July 1 at Te Pae Christchurch.

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive Lisa Hopkins says Ōtautahi Christchurch will be a stunning location to relaunch MEETINGS.

“Working together with ChristchurchNZ, Te Pae Christchurch, Vbase, Tourism New Zealand, Air New Zealand and Christchurch International Airport we will be bringing influential buyers into the heart of the South Island for an unforgettable experience,” she said.

“We are anticipating more than 180 exhibitors and over 300 domestic buyers from all over New Zealand, plus 115 from Australia and Asia-Pacific regions once our borders reopen. There is so much interest globally for what New Zealand has to offer, and this will give buyers the opportunity to meet all of New Zealand under one roof in a stunning location.”

ChristchurchNZ general manager of destination and attraction, Loren Heaphy says the city is thrilled to be hosting MEETINGS 2021.

“With the opening of Te Pae next year, and exceptional venues and accommodation already in place, Christchurch is set to be at the forefront of business events in New Zealand,” Heaphy said.

Christchurch Town Hall will be the venue for the welcome event.

“We are delighted to see confirmation of the new dates for CINZ MEETINGS 2021,” said Vbase chief executive Caroline Harvie-Teare.

“The significance of the broader economic and social benefit to the region of an event such as this has never been more important. We are proud to have been part of the collaborative and collective efforts in securing this event and are buoyed by what this signals for the future of the events industry after a tumultuous and challenging few months.”