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William Goodfellow wins CINZ Outstanding Contributors Award

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8 November 2012

William Goodfellow wins CINZ Outstanding Contributors Award

William Goodfellow, Managing Director of Explore NZ, has been awarded the fourth annual CINZ Outstanding Contributors Award. The announcement was made this morning at the annual CINZ AGM and Conference in Queenstown.

The accolade is awarded to a CINZ member who has made a significant contribution to New Zealand’s Convention and Incentive Industry and selection criteria includes outstanding contribution to the industry over a sustained period of time and establishment of positive precedent setting with outcomes resulting in growth and contribution to the future of the industry. William has been the driving force behind Corporate Explore, a division of Explore NZ, which has developed a strong presence in the Auckland market over the last few years, Corporate Explore has been a team player in the industry and worked hard to promote not just their own interests but the interests of the industry as a whole.

The award came as a surprise to William, ‘It’s a great honour to receive the award and great acknowledgement of the hard work we have put into developing Corporate Explore, and our commitment to the Convention and Incentive Industry. The conference and incentive industry is a growing market and we need to work together as an industry to secure New Zealand’s place in that market for the future’.

The award which is sponsored and presented by David Hall of David Hall & Associates has previously been awarded to three other major industry contributors including Stu and Trish Freeman from Meeting Newz, Lynn Simmonds from Air New Zealand and Tony Peek from Peek Exhibition.

William, as representative for Corporate Explore is pleased to be acknowledged as part of that select group within the industry and continue the award-winning reputation of Explore NZ through this new division of the company.

Explore NZ is a progressive, dynamic and sustainable company offering an exciting range of tours, cruises and activities in the Bay of Islands and Auckland. In the Bay of Islands Explore NZ offers the ultimate Bay experiences including swimming with dolphins, cruising to the ‘Hole in the Rock’ or Otehei Bay, sailing on Lion New Zealand or discovering the Far North including Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach.

In Auckland sail an original America’s Cup yacht, spot whales and dolphins all year round in the stunning Hauraki Gulf or sit back, relax and enjoy the Pride of Auckland’s world famous sailing and dining experiences.

Corporate Explore, a division of Explore NZ, offers exclusive experiences with their impressive fleet of high performance sail and cruise vessels, land transport and venue all available for private charters year round. They can tailor make events from small intimate functions to activities for large groups of 1000 plus.


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