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CINZ and TNZ renew commitment to promoting business events to New Zealand

CINZ and TNZ renew commitment to promoting business events to New Zealand
July 8, 2020

An ongoing agreement between Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) will continue to enhance the marketing of New Zealand as an international business events destination.

The two organisations have renewed their longstanding commitment to promote business events to New Zealand by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) confirming cooperative activity.

TNZ’s Global Manager for Business Events, Lisa Gardiner says a key focus of the renewed partnership will be TNZ’s expertise in the management of international tradeshows as a platform to showcase the industry to the world.

Gardiner advises “we are excited to include the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) as part of that portfolio. This has traditionally been managed by CINZ and we welcome their partnership, as we continue New Zealand’s loyalty to this event and the opportunities it provides to our industry to engage with customers.”

Gardiner notes that Tourism New Zealand will continue to drive global marketing activity in support of the sector and operate the Conference Assistance Programme (CAP) as a key tool in securing large scale international conferences.

CINZ Chief Executive, Lisa Hopkins says coordination across the sector delivers significant benefit for the New Zealand industry and the economy as a whole.

Hopkins adds “now, more than ever, we are demonstrating the united approach and commitment New Zealand has to securing business events globally, as we prepare for open borders in the future.  The economy needs our industry to be part of the recovery story and this MOU ensures full collaboration on the most meaningful opportunities between the business events industry and TNZ.

“CINZ’s programme of work to promote and support our members in Australia will continue. Given its importance, this is where we leverage and collaborate with TNZ and other Australian based partners to work cohesively and maximise opportunities for our industry.”

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