The countdown for MEETINGS 2021 in Ōtautahi Christchurch has begun with the announcement of new dates for New Zealand’s premier business events exhibition run by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ).
MEETINGS 2021 will be held this time next year, on 30 June and 1 July 2021, at Te Pae Christchurch, the city’s new world-class convention centre.
CINZ chief executive Lisa Hopkins said: “Working together with ChristchurchNZ, Te Pae Christchurch, Vbase, Tourism New Zealand, Air New Zealand and Christchurch International Airport we will be bringing influential buyers into the heart of the South Island for an unforgettable experience. We are anticipating more than 180 exhibitors and over 300 domestic buyers from all over New Zealand, plus 115 from Australia and Asia-Pacific regions once our borders reopen.”
MEETINGS was last held in Ōtautahi Christchurch in 2008. The most recent MEETINGS, held in 2019, generated over USD 62 million during its two days. In the same year the business events industry contributed USD 477 million to the New Zealand economy and it is seen as a significant economic driver in New Zealand’s post-COVID recovery.