Hosted buyer applications are now open for CINZ MEETINGS 2019 in Auckland, held from Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 May.
CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says exhibitors and buyers can expect another stellar show, building on previous successes. Last year MEETINGS delivered $60 million in business transacted on the show floor.
“We will see some new additions to the show as our exhibitors seek to stand out from the crowd in a variety of ways. It is the opportunity for large and small businesses to interact with the buyers both in the formal meeting setting and, of course, at our fabulous networking functions. We have over 100 exhibitors already signed up.”
CINZ has teamed up with key destinations and principal sponsor, Air New Zealand, to offer five limited-entry familiarisations for 52 Australian hosted buyers attending the 2019 event at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds.
“This year, with the support of Air New Zealand and our regional convention bureaux, Australian buyers are being given the option to experience four different regions during the weekend prior to MEETINGS: Northland, Rotorua, Wellington and Queenstown. And for the first time, Christchurch’s new city will be showcased to hosted buyers post-MEETINGS,” she says.
The ‘Christchurch Uncovered’ famil will follow MEETINGS on Friday 31 May. CINZ is partnering with Air New Zealand and ChristchurchNZ to bring 20 key Australian business events decision-makers to Christchurch. Their day will include a visit to the newly refurbished Town Hall and the opportunity to go on site to view Te Pae, Christchurch’s new convention centre opening in late 2020.
Fully hosted buyers receive their flights and accommodation in Auckland organised for them. New Zealand-based buyers who want one full day of appointments can attend MEETINGS for the day, with domestic air travel and accommodation if required.
Registration is free online at www.meetings.co.nz. Applications close on 29 March 2019.