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New Zealand: The Small Nation That Delivers Big

New Zealand offers meeting planners the chance to tap into market sectors like health sciences, agribusiness, tourism, advanced manufacturing and design, high value food and wine, ICT and earth sciences. Collaboration between learning and research centres and a strong focus on education and progress from government have placed Aotearoa centre stage globally. From Boardroom…

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The Medical Meeting that Changed the Course of a Life

Dr Lance O’Sullivan certainly knows the power of conferences. Aged 17, the twice-expelled disruptive child from a deprived background was taken to a Māori medicine meeting by his aunt. A smart and charismatic doctor speaking there captured the teenager’s attention and started his career path as healthcare innovator. From Association Meetings International…

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CINZ CSR Facilitates Free School Meals

Eat My Lunch runs a “buy one, give one” scheme distributing packed school meals in New Zealand. Now Conventions and Incentives New Zealand is helping planners weave corporate social responsibility into their events by partnering with the award-winning social enterprise. At a conference in Auckland, CINZ donated 200 lunches to Kiwi schoolchildren. From CIM News Magazine…

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31 New Zealand Experts Attract 18,000

New Zealand’s tourism minister has thanked 31 experts who have secured international conferences for their efforts in growing the country’s business, research and technology hubs. The 25 events that were secured are expected to bring over 18,000 international experts into New Zealand, and an estimated NZ$37 million into the local economy. From Association Meetings International…

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CINZ Calls for Business Events Tax Reform

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand has called for the removal of the Goods and Services Tax disadvantage the country’s international conferences face compared to other destinations like Australia. Currently GST is charged at 15 percent on registration fees in New Zealand regardless of whether or not attendees are residents. From CIM News Magazine…

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International Convention Delegate Spend Rises in New Zealand

The total spend by international convention delegates coming to New Zealand rose 17 per cent from 2017 to 2016, despite a drop in total delegate spend from NZ$588 million to NZ$506 million. The Convention Delegate Survey from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment shows that international events are a major growth sector. From CIM News Magazine…

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Tourism NZ Applauds Ambassadors’ NZ$31m Wins

23 local champions who have helped New Zealand win conference business to the tune of NZ$31m have been recognised by their country at an event. 13,500 international delegates have come or are coming to New Zealand because of these individuals’ efforts. They range from university academics to health sector professionals. From CIM News Magazine…

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