Over 1,000 enterprise occasions business professionals have arrived in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, New Zealand for Enterprise Occasions Trade Aotearoa’s MEETINGS 2023 exhibition.
New Zealand’s two-day annual tourism business commerce occasion is being held in Wellington for the primary time in its 27-year historical past and indicators a brand new period for the sector.
BEIA Chief Government, Lisa Hopkins says this 12 months’s MEETINGS might be a landmark occasion for the business with a document variety of consumers and exhibitors, and the primary time in 4 years worldwide consumers have additionally been represented.
“MEETINGS is the one most necessary occasion in New Zealand’s business calendar. Final 12 months’s occasion in Christchurch generated $107.5 million.
“Experiencing Aotearoa New Zealand beneath one roof means bringing actual enterprise alternatives to the enterprise occasions sector which is on a trajectory to get better shortly,” Hopkins says.
Tourism New Zealand is internet hosting high-end senior incentive and conferences planners from North America who’re visiting Auckland, and Queenstown earlier than and after MEETINGS in Wellington. BEIA can be internet hosting worldwide consumers and media from Singapore, who visited Auckland and Christchurch throughout the weekend.
“MEETINGS is giving them first-hand insights into our skill to ship well-designed and seamlessly executed occasions. They’re experiencing for themselves New Zealand’s world-class cities, venues, lodging, transportation hubs, and most significantly, our manaakitanga, how we maintain our guests, in order that they arrive as strangers however depart as champions,” she says.
David Perks, Common Supervisor – Tākina Industrial Growth, Wellington Metropolis Council says they’re thrilled to be welcoming consumers and business colleagues from throughout the nation and overseas to Wellington this week.
“Internet hosting MEETINGS for the primary time, at our brand-new venue, Tākina, is such an necessary second for our metropolis and native companions as we present Wellington off to the world,” he says.
“The assist from all our stakeholders to host a document variety of Australian consumers over the weekend, greater than 160 consumers on the metropolis familiarisation day and on the present itself, has been immense. We belief each purchaser and business good friend will expertise Wellington’s manaakitanga from the time they arrive till they head dwelling and revel in a style of Wellington like by no means earlier than.
“As we enter this new period for our metropolis, we’re enthusiastic about the way forward for enterprise occasions in Wellington,” Perks says.