Napier and the Hawke’s Bay region will host the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Conference in October 2020. The win was announced at the 2019 conference in Queenstown this week.
The region will welcome 150 delegates from the business events industry including suppliers, professional conference organisers, and managers and sales teams of venues and regional convention bureaux, plus international speakers.
CINZ Event and Marketing Director, Heather Cornish said they are delighted to be in Napier for the CINZ annual conference next year. “This region holds many unique highlights and new venues, and we look forward to showcasing these to our delegates,” she says.
Hawke’s Bay Tourism Chief Executive, Hamish Saxton said the organisation is thrilled Hawke’s Bay has secured the host region rights for the CINZ Conference 2020.
“Our region has clear aspirations to grow our share of the business events market, and we see the hosting of the conference and its delegates as a critically important component of showcasing all that Hawke’s Bay has to offer.
“From the recent investment in the Napier Conference Centre to the imminent launch of ‘Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre’ in Hastings, the region has much to show New Zealand’s business event leaders and planners. Of course, no visit to Hawke’s Bay is complete without exploring the region further and sampling our hospitality, in the form of our many stunning wine, food and cultural experiences.”
The 44th CINZ Conference will take place at Napier Conference Centre on 14 and 15 October 2020.