Hosted buyer applications for Meetings 2023, New Zealand’s business events showcase, which takes place in Wellington from the 21st to 22nd June, are open.
Show organiser Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s (BEIA) Chief Executive, Lisa Hopkins says exhibitors and buyers are excited to be meeting all of New Zealand under one roof at the country’s newest convention centre during its opening month.
“Following last year’s hugely successful event at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, we are thrilled to be debuting New Zealand’s second next-generation venue and meeting in New Zealand’s capital.
“This is the first time MEETINGS has been hosted in Wellington, and not only are we seeing huge support locally, but also internationally.
“Aotearoa New Zealand is incredibly appealing to business event organisers, with new infrastructure across the country, excellent air connectivity, incredibly diverse regional character, strong cultural values, and innovative sustainability practices,” she says.
“We have received a fantastic response from the industry since exhibition applications opened in October, and spaces are nearly sold out. MEETINGS will take over the entire Tākina venue with two exhibition floors,” Hopkins says.
“After four years, we can’t wait to welcome back international clients. With support from Tourism New Zealand, we are expecting buyers from key international destinations to visit the show.”
Fully Hosted Buyers receive complimentary air travel, transfers, accommodation, registration to social events and 30 personalised appointments.
For the first time, event organisers can choose to attend MEETINGS as Semi-Hosted Buyers, which gives them complimentary accommodation, registration to social events and 20 personalised appointments.
International hosted buyers are also invited to Stay On and Discover More of New Zealand.
“For those planning business in other destinations, this is the perfect opportunity to explore what is available in our diverse regions, north and south, from the well-known to the hidden gems,” Hopkins says.
Applications for the MEETINGS 2023 Hosted Buyer programme close on 19th April 2023