New Zealand debuts new look and new venues at AFNC 2018

12th Jul, 2018

Nine New Zealand representatives are ready to showcase new venues and experiences at the Associations Forum National Conference (AFNC) on the Gold Coast this month.

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Australia Manager, Sharon Auld says three new exhibitors will be joining the 100% Pure New Zealand team on 16 and 17 July.

“We’re excited to debut Te Pae, Christchurch’s new convention centre opening in 2020. Also, we are welcoming the recently relaunched Cordis Auckland, formerly The Langham. Venues Wellington, with six venues across New Zealand’s capital, is another partner joining us for the first time.”

This year AFNC delegates can also expect to see a new look for the 100% Pure New Zealand space.

“We’ve designed a welcoming place to visit and learn what’s unique about New Zealand as a business events destination, from study tours to congresses, and experiences beyond the convention,” she says. 

“We can help everyone find a stand-out region for their next event and access the support available through Tourism New Zealand’s Conference Assistance Programme.”

Another drawcard for AFNC delegates is New Zealand’s annual Cloudy Bay wine hosting. The renowned wines will be served at the 100% Pure New Zealand stand during lunch on the final day. Delegates will also have a chance to win a selection of the award-winning wines when they visit the stand.

The New Zealand representatives at the 13th AFNC on the Gold Coast from 15 to 17 July are:

  • Auckland Convention Bureau
  • ChristchurchNZ Convention Bureau
  • Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ)
  • Cordis, Auckland
  • New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC)
  • SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
  • Te Pae, Christchurch
  • Tourism New Zealand (TNZ)
  • Venues Wellington

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