New Zealand returns to AIME in full force

19 Nov 2021 9:23 AM | Sarah Gamble (Administrator)

New Zealand’s Business Events industry will be at AIME 2022 in force, with three new convention centres aiming to attract new events business.

Tourism New Zealand will be anchoring the stand with an increased number of New Zealand partners on board to showcase their new developments.

Tourism New Zealand General Manager Domestic & Business Events Bjoern Spreitzer says: “Our industry revolves around meeting face to face, and New Zealand is very excited about returning to AIME and meeting in-person again. We’ll be turning up with a bigger contingent than last time to showcase what we have to offer the Australian and regional market.

“We can’t wait to update the world on what’s new in New Zealand, from our amazing incentive activities to our three new, purpose-built convention centres in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.”

This includes Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, which is due to open its doors imminently. Its 28,000 sqm of flexible space includes: a 1,400-seat tiered auditorium, divisible into two 700-seat venues; a 1,000-seat banquet space overlooking the beautiful Avon River; plus extensive meeting space and expandable exhibition halls.

Next in the pipeline is Tākina, the new Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre, opening in 2023 in New Zealand’s capital city. Tākina can be customised to accommodate a plenary of up to 1,600 delegates, with two divisible plenary halls on separate levels which can be easily combined; plus a 1,800sqm exhibition hall, stand-alone meeting rooms, and fully integrated best-in-class AV and ICT systems.

Meanwhile, work continues on the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) in the heart of Auckland city. Its flexible convention and event space can cater for up to 4,000 people across 32,500 sqm. The configurable spaces over 4 levels present opportunities for a wide range of events including theatre capacity for 2,850 and up to 33 meeting rooms.

For more information on holding your next event in New Zealand, head to:

The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE)

Australian Office:
Address: Unit 6, 26 Navigator Place, Hendra QLD 4011 Australia
Free Call: +61 1300 764 576
Phone: +61 7 3268 7955

New Zealand Office:
Address: 159 Otonga Rd, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Phone: +64 27 249 8677

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