Conventions and Incentives New Zealand’s (CINZ) annual showcase, MEETINGS 2015 kicked off with a welcome event for 650 people at Hilton Auckland last night.
CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says the event is New Zealand’s leading platform for connecting influential domestic, Australian and international buyers with key regions, meeting facilities, accommodation, off-site venues and activities.
“Our welcome at the Hilton Auckland showcased the sparkling waterfront, where multi-talented entertainer Jackie Clarke set the tone for an exciting event.”
Spectacular stand designs for the two-day show, which opened this morning, bring experiences from 18 regions of New Zealand under one roof at ASB Showgrounds.
Exhibitors and buyers are paired together for 5,600 appointments, while masterclasses for professional conference organisers, a celebrity speaker showcase, mentorship programme add to the networking aspects of the show.
“We are seeing strong interest in New Zealand as a place to host great conferences, incentives and events. The feedback from 60 Australian event organisers who toured our regions this week has been tremendous,” Sue Sullivan says.
“New Zealand buyers have travelled from all over the country to join us for the two days, together with a significant number of local Auckland event organisers coming in each day.”
CINZ MEETINGS 2015 is open to anyone who organises business events, meetings, conferences, exhibitions and incentive travel.
Air New Zealand is principal sponsor of MEETINGS 2015, and major sponsors are ASB Showgrounds, Peek Exhibition and Centium Software.