Exhibitors to launch new experiences at MEETINGS 2020 ·

Exhibitors to launch new experiences at MEETINGS 2020

Next year’s 24th CINZ MEETINGS, run by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is set to be a launch pad for New Zealand’s latest experiences and new venues.

CINZ Events and Marketing Director, Heather Cornish says exhibitors are gearing up for a spectacular show at MEETINGS 2020 on 22 and 23 April in Auckland, with bigger stands and a raft of new products and regional highlights from across the country.

“Our annual MEETINGS exhibition is New Zealand’s only national business event showcase, with more than 190 exhibitors from 18 regions, who come together on one easy-to-navigate show floor to meet with over 550 event managers from New Zealand, Australia, Asia, China and North America.

“We have several high-profile exhibitors taking double stands for the first time, to ensure they amplify their presence at MEETINGS,” she says.

Ngāi Tahu Tourism will be featuring their new products across a double stand, including the soon-to-open All Blacks Experience in Auckland, while Waitangi Treaty Grounds will be on their own stand and promoting their new conference centre and multipurpose space, opening in February 2020.

First-time exhibitors, Minor Hotels will also have a double national stand, highlighting their new hotel in Wellington. Other first-time exhibitors include Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts and Events Centre on the Hawke’s Bay stand, and Delaware North at Wellington’s renamed Sky Stadium.

Online registration is now live for Hosted Buyers ready to sign up for New Zealand’s MEETINGS 2020 in Auckland next April. Exhibitors have until 14 February 2020 to finalise their bookings, and Hosted Buyer applications close on 21 February

Background Information

CINZ MEETINGS 2020 is New Zealand’s largest business events trade exhibition, now in its 24th year.

Auckland is host city, and the event takes place at ASB Showgrounds on 22 and 23 April.

Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) owns and manages the event, which has been run annually since 1997.

MEETINGS is New Zealand’s leading platform for connecting influential domestic, Australian and international buyers with key regions, meeting facilities, accommodation, off-site venues and activities.

The event generated over $62 million of signed business during its two days in 2019.

Air New Zealand is Principal Sponsor for CINZ MEETINGS 2020, renewing its ongoing commitment to the sector and to the hosted buyer and media programmes.

Other major sponsors include ASB Showgrounds, Peek Exhibition, EventsAIR, and Auckland Convention Bureau.

Exhibitors include venues, theming companies, hotels, AV companies, regional bureaux, attractions and activities.
More than 220 qualified Hosted Buyers are expected to attend, including 90 hosted buyers and media from Australia, over 30 from international markets, 120 hosted buyers and media from around New Zealand. As well, more than 300 day buyers are set to attend.

Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand are bringing influential buyers and media from China, Asian markets and North America.

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