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February 16, 2018 Trade Events No Comments Email Email

New Zealand will be front and centre of the floor and hosting activities at next week’s 25th Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne.Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Australia Manager, Sharon Auld says the 100% Pure New Zealand stand will be the focal point for networking and New Zealand’s signature manaakitanga (warm hospitality).

“Throughout AIME we will be sharing big news from all our partners and destinations, from Northland to Queenstown. Our infrastructure developments set for completion by 2020 include two new convention centres – the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) in Auckland and the Christchurch Centre, and new hotels including New Zealand’s largest – the Cordis Auckland.

Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) is hosting the exclusive hosted buyer breakfast at 8amon Wednesday 21 February. On stand that day TNZ will be launching their latest comprehensive, 30-page guide – The Art of Excelling at Association Events.

“The guide is packed full of research, as well as advice from thought leaders to help association professionals ensure they are creating events that engage, educate and provide networking opportunities for members.”

Delegates are all welcome to the Cloudy Bay Networking Event on Tuesday 20 February 4.45pm to 6.00pm on the 100% Pure New Zealand stand.

The new stand features innovative design, including digital versions of New Zealand’s distinctive pou whenua (land posts) that will bring New Zealand regions alive for AIME visitors.

“Pou whenua are the carved wooden posts used by Māori to mark places of significance, and each of our partners’ pou displays are set to capture the stories of the people and the land of Aotearoa New Zealand at AIME,” Sharon Auld says.

Hosted buyers will be invited to apply for CINZ MEETINGS 2018, on in Auckland this May. The new 2018 CINZ New Zealand Event Planners’ Guide will be hot off the press on the 100% Pure New Zealand stand too.

Find the 100% Pure New Zealand team opposite AIME Central at the front entrance on stand #2910, with partners:

Accor Hotels New Zealand
Air New Zealand
Auckland Convention Bureau
Auckland Conventions Venues and Events
ChristchurchNZ Convention Bureau and Christchurch Convention Centre
Cordis Auckland
Heritage Hotels and Resorts
Millennium and Copthorne Hotels New Zealand
New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC)
Queenstown Convention Bureau
Real Journeys / International Antarctic Centre
Tourism New Zealand

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