New Zealand goes hybrid for AIME

Te Pae Christchurch will be at AIME 2022.

New Zealand will go hybrid for this year’s Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event as it showcases its new venues and activities both in person and via a virtual hub on-stand.

Tourism New Zealand will be anchoring the stand with an increased number of New Zealand partners, including representatives of the three new generation convention centres in New Zealand – Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre and the New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland – who will be physically on stand.

There will also be in-person attendance from key destinations Auckland Convention Bureau, Business Events Wellington, Dunedin Business Events and Queenstown Convention Bureau, as well as industry body BEIA, and hotel presence from Cordis Auckland and Millennium Hotels and Resorts.

Show attendees will be able to live chat virtually with Hamilton & Waikato Tourism, Southland Regional Development Agency and Destination Rotorua, as well as venue operators CPG Hotels – Terrace Downs and Auckland Conventions, Venues & Events.

“We want to be present and meet the buyers at this event to discuss what New Zealand can offer for their events and make those genuine connections that in-person can bring,” said Tourism New Zealand general manager domestic & business events Bjoern Spreitzer.

“We’re also aware that face-to-face isn’t an option for everyone currently, so wanted to demonstrate our hybrid capabilities and extend our reach via a virtual component.”