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Legendary New Zealand exhibition returns

New Zealand annual meetings and events exhibition will return later this year, to offer agents from around the world 'legendary' hospitality and advice to the Tasman country.

New Zealand annual meetings and events exhibition will return later this year, to offer agents from around the world ‘legendary’ hospitality and advice to the Tasman country.

Held from 10-11 June at the ABS Shwogrounds in Auckland, it will be Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) nineteenth year running.

This year, up to 90 New Zealand hosted buyers will join 90 Australian hosted buyers plus 400 day buyers to learn about the 180 exhibitors from around the country.

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Exhibitors will showcase various products available to meetings planners in New Zealand and include theming companies, hotels, AV companies, Regional bureaux, attractions and activities.

As well as learning about products, CINZ MEETINGS 2015 attendees will have the opportunity to socialise as part of the social programme.

“Caring for our guests is at the heart of our culture. We describe our warm welcome as ‘manaakitanga’, a Maori word meaning generous hospitality, and a big part of this is providing great food and making our visitors feel at home.”

Sue Sullivan, CINZ Chief Executive

She said with the help of New Zealand’s top creative event specialists, CINZ MEETINGS 2015 will be delivering dazzling experiences throughout the event, from the Welcome Function on Tuesday 9 June through to the Gala Dinner on Thursday 11 June.

She revealed Auckland’s top waterfront venues will host the MEETINGS 2015 welcome and gala events.

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Hilton Hotel Auckland will be the setting for an evening of contemporary elegance themed by Centrepiece, to start MEETINGS in style.

And two days later Shed 10 is the scene for an edgy urban chic party for the MEETINGS’ finale, created by the award-winning Event Impressions team.

“MEETINGS’ hospitality is legendary. We have always led the way with our social programme, and our overseas guests in particular are amazed at our hosting throughout the event, from nutritious lunches to energy-boosting morning and afternoon teas.”

Sue Sullivan, CINZ Chief Executive

Lunch from The Kitchen at SkyCity will be served both days and three coffee carts plus a specialist tea station will be serving complimentary made-to-order drinks throughout the show.

MEETINGS buyers and exhibitors can also look forward to Mix and Mingle drinks after the first day of scheduled appointments on Wednesday 10 June.

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Interactive food and beverage stations dotted around the show floor will feature regional specialities such as craft beer from Hamilton and Waikato, Pinot Noir from Queenstown, New Zealand’s top cheeses from Oamaru, and Marlborough’s distinctive Sauvignon Blanc wine.

For day buyers Millennium Hotels and Resorts is again sponsoring and creating a lunchtime showcase of cuisine from all their New Zealand regions.

The spectacular lunch will be followed each day by Celebrity Speakers’ popular speaker showcase, now open for day buyers and hosted buyers to attend.

Will you be attending CINZ MEETINGS 2015?