NEWS: NZ out in full force at AIME

With major infrastructure projects planned across the country, including four new convention centres in Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand will be out in full force at the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne later this month. Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) are set to lead a sizable contingent of key business events operators, with CINZ chief executive, Sue Sullivan, saying she is keen to update Australian buyers. “New Zealand is moving to the next level as it works to become […]

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NEWS: Christchurch back on world stage with two major wins

Christchurch has won the rights to host two major international conferences in 2017 and 2018, bringing 1200 delegates and more than $3 million to the economy. The convention bureau partnered with Tourism New Zealand to prepare the winning bids for the 2017 International Conference on Computers in Education and the 2018 Asia-Oceania Conference of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. “These are two high-profile conference wins for Christchurch, putting our city back on the world stage as an international conference destination,” Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau (CCCB) […]

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NEWS: Auckland wins global genetics congress

Auckland will play host to an expected audience of 1300 international delegates after a successful joint bid to host a major global livestock genetics congress in February 2018. The World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) is the premier conference for researchers and professionals involved in genetic improvement of livestock. Delegates from around the world gather every four years to attend the congress, which is expected to make an estimated contribution of more than $3.12 million to Auckland’s regional GDP. Dr Hugh Blair, […]

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NEWS: Major symposium win for Auckland

More than 300 international experts are expected to travel to Auckland in 2016 after a successful joint bid to host the 2016 International Radiation Symposium (IRS). The prestigious symposium is held quadrenially by the International Radiation Commission (IRC), a global network of scientists engaged in research of atmospheric radiation and related disciplines. Buckley-Glavish professor of climate physics, Dr Roger Davies, and the University of Auckland worked with the Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) – part of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – and Tourism […]

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NEWS: TNZ set for a big year in 2014

Tourism New Zealand’s (TNZ) work in the business events sector is in full swing, as the organisation secures a presence at several industry trade shows in an effort to target key international markets. “Tourism New Zealand’s attendance at important trade events over the coming months is part of our commitment to growing the New Zealand business events profile in the international sector,” TNZ’s international business events manager, Bjoern Spreitzer, said. The organisation recently joined forces with Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) on a 100% […]

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