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November 3, 2017 Tourist Boards No Comments Email Email

New Zealand showcased its business events offering in partnership with cievents at a dinner featuring New Zealand celebrity chef Josh Emett last night.

The event was a joint collaboration between Tourism New Zealand and cievents (Australia) and its clients, who were invited to be part of the Ngātahi event – meaning to embodying togetherness.

Caroline Gair, Global Director of Supplier Relations said we are so grateful to have such a strong, supportive and mutually rewarding relationship with Tourism New Zealand and its Business Events team.

“New Zealand is a key market for cievents and its customers.  Its natural beauty and close proximity together with it’s ‘best in class’ facilities makes it a key destination in our portfolio.  The additional knowledge and support Tourism New Zealand offers our team helps bring the key elements of New Zealand alive.”

Guests were treated to a surprise and delight dining experience with a bountiful three-course New Zealand inspired menu matched with Garage Project beer, Rogue Society gin and Craggy Range wines. Air New Zealand and The Aromatherapy Company were also partners of the event.

Fiona Batten, General Manager cievents said our production team were delighted to create an experience that took guests on a journey to New Zealand’s ‘Land of the Long Table.

“The concept included beauty in the detail and immersed our clients in this remarkable country,” Fiona Batten said.

“We were thrilled to also launch an exciting offer to the market to further entice clients to confirm New Zealand for their next business event.”

Tourism New Zealand’s International Business Events and Premium Manager Lisa Gardiner said the event was an opportunity to bring together some of New Zealand’s best products to give the Australian business events market a taste of New Zealand.

“New Zealand is performing extremely well as a conference destination that appeals to the Australian market. We have world-class facilities, activities and cuisine, and holding an event in New Zealand is easy.

“Increased air capacity means New Zealand is more accessible, with airlines flying direct to New Zealand from nine Australian ports and the construction of new large scale business event facilities is providing conference organisers with more venue options to stage larger events.

“Holding a conference in New Zealand provides Australian delegates with a unique and international experience, which is so important,” Lisa said.

Construction of the New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland is well underway and scheduled to open in 2019, with the new Christchurch Convention Centre opening in 2020. Both facilities are centrally located and capable of hosting 2000 plus delegates with additional spaces to accommodate break out meetings.

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