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New Look & Venue For Tourism Business Event

New Look & Venue For Tourism Business Event
MEETINGS 2008 moves to Westpac Arena Christchurch

10 April 2008, Auckland : It’s a new look and new venue for New Zealand’s biggest tourism business tradeshow.

The annual MEETINGS 2008 event has a fresh look, with new branding, and is being held at a new venue, the Westpac Arena in Christchurch .

“The show is now in its 12th year and has gone from strength to strength. The bigger Westpac Arena is a welcome move to give exhibitors space to spread out,” says Jeanette Stanton, Forum Meeting Planners, MEETINGS 2008 organisers.

With exhibitors numbering more than 180 the two-day event on July 30 and 31 showcases a diverse range of New Zealand’s key destinations, venues, products and services for conventions, meetings, exhibitions, events and incentive travel programmes.

During last year’s show $25 million of C&I business was booked during the two days, with a further $164 million worth of business planned in the subsequent 6 – 12 months.

Applications for hosted buyers slots are now being called for. The Hosted Buyer programme facilitates pre-selected appointments with suppliers exhibiting at the show.

“Apply now for this popular programme and you may qualify for free air travel, accommodation and registration including a fantastic social programme,” Jeanette says. “Applications close on 23 May 2008but we advise people to apply early as places are limited and will be filled quickly.”

Apply online now at

MEETINGS 2008 is New Zealand’s only annual national convention and incentive (C&I) tradeshow and is hosted by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand(CINZ).


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