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Business events deliver millions to communities

International business events have delivered half a billion dollars to New Zealand over the past five years.

“New Zealand is punching above its weight as a conference destination winning more conference business than ever before. We're outperforming much larger, more easily accessible destinations due to our reputation for manaakitanga (hospitality) and hosting,” says René de Monchy, Tourism New Zealand’s Director of Commercial.

Tourism New Zealand works with the industry across New Zealand to attract business events to the country.

“International business events are a crucial part of our economy, helping our communities and knowledge grow. Business events attract high value visitors in the off peak and bring global experts to our country to collaborate with our experts.”