Registrations are now open for the 42nd Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Annual Conference, happening from October 30 to November 1, 2018 in Cordis Hotel, Auckland.
CINZ’s chief executive Sue Sullivan said in a statement: “We will be highlighting the growth ahead for the business events sector in New Zealand as new infrastructure and major events come online from 2020. Traditional presentations will be supplemented by panel discussions, case studies, workshops, and TED-style Talks.”
“We are at a critical point in our development as a global business events destination and it is timely we have several international guests speak to us on trends, what the future holds for the sector and our talent pipeline.”
Focusing on international trends for the sector, keynote speakers will include Oscar Cerezales, chief operating officer at association and congress management company MCI Asia Pacific and Jan Tonkin, managing director of The Conference Company.
Meanwhile, New Zealand economist and author Shamubeel Eaqub will examine the high value value of the business events sector, and Auckland will showcase its Road to 2021 strategy.
This year CINZ has also introduced an Emerging Talent stream as a separate half-day programme on November 1 with practical skills and inspiration for professional development.