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New Zealand

New Zealand’s unforgettable mix of breath-taking natural landscapes, state-of-the-art facilities and unique visitor experiences makes it the perfect location for your next business event. Our venues are world-class and never far from exhilarating activities, stunning food and wine and natural scenery that will stop you and your delegates in your tracks. And because New Zealand is easy to get around, you can experience a whole lot in one trip. No matter where in New Zealand you hold your event, you will find fantastic service and friendly staff willing to go the extra mile to create events that exceed expectations.

Leonie Ashford
Leonie Ashford

Business Events Bid Manager

Location

Hemisphere: Southern
Continent: Asia/Pacific
Country: New Zealand
City: NA

Components

International Airports: 5
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
Number of Hotels: 550
Number of Convention Centres: 12

Country Overview

New Zealand’s unforgettable mix of breath-taking natural landscapes, state-of-the-art facilities and unique visitor experiences makes it the perfect location for your next business event. Our venues are world-class and never far from exhilarating activities, stunning food and wine and natural scenery that will stop you and your delegates in your tracks. And because New Zealand is easy to get around, you can experience a whole lot in one trip. No matter where in New Zealand you hold your event, you will find fantastic service and friendly staff willing to go the extra mile to create events that exceed expectations.

Knowledge Hub Overview

New Zealand has a reputation for ground-breaking research, creative services and high quality goods. New Zealand is home to world-renowned local experts and influential sector experts ready to share a fresh perspective, particularly in the sectors of agribusiness, marine, aviation, health science, high value foods and earth science.

Significant Convention Centres

New, cutting-edge convention centres are opening opportunities for large-scale events. Two new, city-centre convention centres are currently under construction in Auckland and Christchurch, with a wide range of suitable 4 and 5 star accommodation close by. The New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland is scheduled for completion in 2019, it will host one off events for 4,000, convention capacity for 3,150, and New Zealand’s largest theatre, seating 2,850. The Christchurch Convention Centre, scheduled to open in 2020, will host up to 2,000 people.

Protocol

Visitors from over 55 countries are waived from the requirement of having a visa for stays of less than three months.

Access

Auckland is a three-hour flight from the eastern seaboard of Australia, a direct overnight flight from the west coast of North America and an approximate 10 to 12-hour flight from most places on the Pacific Rim, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Accommodation

New Zealand has a range of accommodation from affordable options through to five-star hotels and exclusive lodges. The main central business districts have internationally-recognised hotel brands, all in walking distance of key conference and venue facilities.

Pre-Post Convention Tours

Throughout New Zealand you will find friendly people, dramatic natural landscapes and intriguing wildlife. Our compact size makes it easy to travel from one unforgettable experience to another.

DMC's/PCO's

New Zealand has a number of experienced and knowledgeable PCOs. Full contact details can be found at www.businessevents.newzealand.com

Business Tourism

Tourism New Zealand is responsible for marketing New Zealand globally as a business events destination. Its dedicated team provides advice and support to help you host your best-ever conference in New Zealand. The team can assist with information, familiarisation visits, tailored marketing materials, strategic and financial support in the bid process.

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Ecology & Environment
Education
Medical Sciences/Healthcare
Transport & Communication

Recent/future
international
conventions

IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion

Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua

Numbers: 2000
Event Date: 2019

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference

Venue: University of Waikato, Hamilton

Numbers: 1000
Event Date: 2019

World Symposium on Choral Music

Venue: Auckland

Numbers: 1700
Event Date: 2020