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I would like to thank you and your very hard working team for one of the best “trade” shows that I have ever been to. From the day I was appointed a Host Buyer everything ran professionally and not once did I feel a little lost as a “virgin” host buyer. If I needed help Jeanette or Heidi were there to help me through it. Jeanette was wonderful helping me understand the on-line appointment booking system.

On site it worked like clockwork. What a great bunch of suppliers/exhibitors and they should all be very proud of the way they individually and collectively represented New Zealand. Shame on those who were not there, they will not get my business!

Please convey my appreciation to not only your staff but also to all those wonderful suppliers. I will try to email the ones I met with and convey the same sentiment about Meetings.

When you are next in Sydney, please give me a call.

Waiheke Island

Hi Alan,

I recently came across a book a colleague had received from your organization called the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand Event Planners Guide – also known as the bible for New Zealand, Australian and International meeting planners. And what a fantastic book it is!!

I would like to know more information about how I too can get hold of one of these. I plan many events and meetings at HP and this type of reference would very much come in handy.

I look forward to your reply.


Ashleigh Cox
Channel Marketing Manager
Hewlett-Packard New Zealand

Hi Alan/Trish

What a wonderful booklet your team in the has put together for this year’s “Event Planners Guide”, congratulations.

I am in awe of your graphic designer, the design, layout and information are so vibrant and informative, just makes you want to read every page.

Well done!


(Editor – Foodstuffs Wellington - Great Place Work News)


“For the breadth and scope of experiences available; for its direct accessibility from all Australian cities; for its ability to fulfil social, financial and environmental objectives… New Zealand as an incentive destination that over delivers on many levels. Delegates will take rich and meaningful memories away from their time spent engaged with this phenomenal culture and breathtaking landscape”

- Guy Fitzpatrick, Events Beyond 


“New Zealand has been and still is one of our top incentive and conference destinations for our clients and Directions Conference & Incentive Management. With multiple daily flights from several ports in Australia it makes it an obvious choice for Directions and our clients and that fact that it is less than 3 hours flying time from the East Coast makes it a destination that works both for short and longer duration programs. The scenery, food & wine, hotels, exciting array of activities and service that our guests and staff experience in New Zealand is second to none (and all within the tightest budget!).......and the fact that surprisingly not that many Australians have actually ventured across to Tasman makes it an exciting new destination for all. At Directions we have no hesitation whatsoever to recommend New Zealand to the corporate conference and incentive traveller.”

- Michael Walker, Directions Conference & Incentive Management 


“As the Event Manager for our 170 delegate conference in Auckland, October 2012, I was so impressed with Auckland. From the very early stages of planning and right through the event, we experienced outstanding service. The food quality was excellent and the fantastic activity options made for a truly memorable event. Not only that, the price point compared with many Australian destinations meant we received great value for money, and I would certainly recommend New Zealand for anyone deciding on a destination for their conference.”

- Helen Pennock, Fiducian 


“There are so many reasons to choose New Zealand for your next conference or incentive. Being so close, it is easy to overlook that New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places on earth, so your delegates can spend less time travelling and more time enjoying the luxury of great food and wine, and some of the best adventure activities on the planet.

Offering excellent value for money, New Zealand never fails to deliver at any time of the year for any group, from big conference groups in Auckland, to smaller meetings and luxury
itineraries in world-class destinations such as Queenstown and Waiheke Island. cievents has managed many successful events in New Zealand with huge buzz from customers - we
love it so much, we opened an office there. Isn't it time you reminded yourself what a great return on investment a New Zealand program can offer your company with a beautiful
international location right on our doorstep?”

- Caroline Gair, Cievents 


“New Zealand has never failed in being an outstanding destination for my conference and incentive groups. Clients’ perceptions and first impressions always exceed expectation creating a powerful tool for me to send other groups to this beautiful country. The destination always delivers on innovative approaches to quality experiences for our delegates who return home with positively unique memories. If you can dream it you can usually do it in New Zealand. “

- Laura Richards, The Conference Business 


“What a fabulous experience we had in Auckland this year for our clients’ conference of 290 delegates. The hotel was probably the best we’ve experienced with the staff so accommodating and friendly. Nothing over the week was ever too much trouble. The off-site dining options were excellent and we enjoyed our selection of venues located in the various harbour precincts. What else can I say but thank you to all involved over the week, resulting in a very happy client. It was a truly great experience for all. Hopefully we can do business again soon.”

- Joy Jones, Harris Jones Boutique Event Management