New Zealand’s venues, hotels and city infrastructure developments will be making a big showing at this year’s AIME in Melbourne next week from 18 to 20 February.
Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Chief Executive, Sue Sullivan, says billions of dollars are being pumped into its two largest cities and the results are now starting to show.
“Auckland and Christchurch are well underway with new convention centres, putting us high on the consideration list for international conference organisers,” she says.
Key suppliers from across New Zealand will be joining CINZ and Tourism New Zealand on stand at AIME. They include Auckland Convention Bureau, Auckland Conventions Venues and Events, Business Events Waikato, ChristchurchNZ, Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre, the Cordis Auckland, Heritage Hotels, Millennium Hotels, the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC), Sudima Hotels and Te Pae Christchurch.
Auckland Convention Bureau, the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) and Te Pae Christchurch have all expanded their stand spaces this year, to reflect their increased profiles on the international stage.
Exhibiting for the first time at AIME, Sudima Hotels is doubling its New Zealand portfolio in the next 18 months to six hotels, including three new-build properties currently under construction in Christchurch City, Auckland City and Kaikōura. The Sudima Auckland City location offers 197 brand-new rooms directly beside NZICC.
Sudima’s Christchurch City location boasts easy walking distance to Christchurch Town Hall, and Te Pae. Sudima Kaikōura will be the largest hotel and conference venue in this coastal South Island hotspot and the first new-build hotel there in many years.
New Zealand’s style of hosting, manaakitanga, will be front and centre at AIME, with Tourism New Zealand’s Korero and Kai table as the stand’s centrepiece, right opposite the AIME Exchange. Cloudy Bay wine will be served to delegates both afternoons of the event.
Hosted buyers will be invited to apply for CINZ MEETINGS 2019 in Auckland this May. Copies of the new 2019 CINZ New Zealand Event Planners’ Guide will also be on the 100% Pure New Zealand stand, also available online.
Lead image: Auckland harbour and the city