Tourism New Zealand and CINZ collaboration

In an announcement made this week, Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) and Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) confirmed they will continue their collaborative work in Australia and seek ways to further capitalise on the opportunities available for the business events sector.

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Tourism New Zealand General Manager Marketing Communications Justin Watson says the most effective approach to unlock this sizeable market is to work in partnership to maximise the strength of each organisation.

"We believe we can deliver the most value in Australia by taking the lead in marketing activity, leveraging the highly successful New Zealand 100% Pure campaign to promote New Zealand as an attractive and compelling business events destination," he says.

Tourism New Zealand's involvement in the business events sector supports its overall strategic direction of increasing international visitors' economic contribution by attracting more high value people and getting them to stay longer.

Since assuming management of the Conference Assistance Programme in July this year, Tourism New Zealand's Business Event team has helped achieve two bid wins. The most recent success was the win of the 6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress with a collaborative pitch effort with the Rotorua Convention Bureau, and the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists.

In 2012, the Tourism New Zealand Business Events team will continue CINZ's commitment to establishing strong industry relationships by leading the representation from New Zealand at IMEX in Frankfurt. Celebrating 10years of excellence, IMEX 2012 will be a must attend show in the global calendar of the meetings industry.

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Business Events Bid Manager Leonie Ashford at , or visit the Business Events section where the prospectus will be available in the New Year.

To view the media release click here.