Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

CINZ flags New Zealand’s growing convention centre infrastructure

CINZ flags New Zealand’s growing convention centre infrastructure
March 10, 2015

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) have highlighted New Zealand's growing convention centre infrastructure.

CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says the new convention centres being planned for Christchurch and Auckland will grow the country’s convention capabilities while further developments in Queenstown and Wellington will enhance the venue offering.

Sullivan explained “New Zealand is working to become a major player in the international convention business.”

Pointing out that that there are a significant number of  conferences on the international circuit that the country is missing out on because it doesn’t have a large enough venue, Sullivan adds “a facility in Auckland catering for 3,000 delegates will allow New Zealand to host conferences of a size not seen here before.

“It will give us the ability to tap into markets we’ve been shut out of in the past because we simply haven’t had venues big enough to cater to their needs.”

The New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) planned for Auckland will be capable of hosting 3,500 delegates, with a 3,000-seat arena, exhibition spaces and breakouts.

The new Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre will be positioned as a boutique-style international-standard facility, aimed at attracting international conferences and conventions to Christchurch. In addition to 4,000 metre² of exhibition space, a tiered and divisible auditorium for 1,500 and multiple flexible meeting spaces, the Centre will also feature a premium banqueting space.

Master planning of the new Christhcurch venue is set to be completed within the next few months with construction due to start mid-2015. Bookings for 2018 and beyond have already been secured.

New Zealand is standing at 51th at the International Conference and Convention Association's (ICCA) annual country and city ranking, an all-time high for the country.

To aid its international profile, CINZ has released its latest comprehensive guide for event planners, including a new Luxury section.

The 2015 New Zealand Event Planners’ Guide has increased from 140 to 180 pages and features a four page section for every region of New Zealand, plus a new section devoted to luxury products, venues and services.

A highlight of the new guide is a venue size index, with capacity listings for every venue in the country, and a supplier index, sorted by types of service.

A flipbook version of the guide is available on the CINZ website www.conventionsnz.co.nz

Image shows the planned Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre.

18th February 2015 - SKYCITY CONVENTION CENTRE PLANS REVIEWED AS PUBLIC FUNDING RULED OUT

6th November 2014 - GO AHEAD FOR NEW WELLINGTON CONVENTION CENTRE

8th August 2014 - NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT SELECTS DESIGN AND OPERATORS FOR CHRISTCHURCH CONVENTION CENTRE


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

CENTAMAN

Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

GLADSTONE MRM

Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Venues

 
 

Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Goplay Commercial Playground Equipment

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more

Play

 
 
 

Clubware

Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation

 
 

The Jump Pad

The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Play

 
 

BioLab Australia Pty Ltd

BioGuard is Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted supplier of premium, innovative and affordable commercial water treatment systems and chemicals. BioGuard offers a comprehensive range of…

read more

Aquatics / Technology / Waterparks

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business