Registration now open for business events show in Christchurch

Show participants will be among the first to experience Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre in action

New Zealand business events tradeshow, MEETINGS is heading to Ōtautahi Christchurch and event organisers can now register to visit.

Run by Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA), MEETINGS is now in its 26th year, and over 200 hosted buyers from Australia and New Zealand are already signed up for the pre-scheduled appointment programme. They can meet exhibitors from 18 regions across more than 200 stands at the new Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

BEIA Chief Executive Lisa Hopkins said “This is a once-only opportunity for those planning their next business event to discover all of New Zealand in one day, with the incredible bonus of being able to visit the South Island and experience Ōtautahi and New Zealand’s newest venue. At no other time will they see such a diverse range of New Zealand destinations, venues, hotels, activities and services all in one place,”

“The day buyer programme is ideal for event planners who prefer to come independently without any pre-scheduled appointments. They will receive a swag of benefits, including registration, free airport transfers, lunch and refreshments throughout the day, professional development and knowledge sessions.”

Show participants will be among the first to experience Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre in action.

Day buyers who register to attend MEETINGS in Christchurch can choose to attend professional development sessions relevant to business events, plus the Celebrity Speakers Showcase packed with New Zealand’s best speaking talent. The Tourism New Zealand Regional Showcase will be a valuable chance to learn what’s new in each of the regions.

Fully hosted buyer applications close on 14 April. The MEETINGS Hosted Buyer experience includes a personalised diary of exhibitor appointments as well as complimentary air travel, accommodation, registration, and networking events.

MEETINGS day buyer registrations are now open at

Hosted buyer applications can be made online before 14 April at


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