Rotorua Set for Stellar New Zealand Business Events' Showcase


24th Mar, 2024

With 230 stands already booked and hosted buyer places filling quickly, MEETINGS 2024 at the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua this June is set to be another record-breaker for Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA).

Day buyer registration is now open and includes priority entry to MEETINGS' education sessions, networking activities, plus complimentary return transport to Rotorua from Auckland on 19 and 20 June. Day Buyers who register by 30 April will go in the draw to win flights to MEETINGS 2024.

BEIA Chief Executive, Lisa Hopkins says the 28th MEETINGS will be another must-attend show for anyone responsible for planning conferences, meetings, product launches, incentives, roadshows, or any business event in New Zealand.

“Registration is free for the day buyer programme, there is no mandatory time commitment, and extra benefits have been designed to boost knowledge and experience,” she says.

“We've made some dynamic changes this year to give day buyers opportunities to meet exhibitors of their choice. In addition to the usual breaks, appointment-free time has been scheduled each morning and a networking period is set for the end of day one.”

Registered day buyers also receive priority registration to lunchtime education sessions of their choice, plus access to a pre-MEETINGS online workshop 'Networking with Intent'. A special Team Up Events activity will give day buyers the chance to experience an inspirational CSR (corporate social responsibility) legacy component of team building.

Day Buyers staying in Rotorua on Wednesday night will have a choice of complimentary activities to enjoy, including Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa, Polynesian Spa, Hell's Gate geothermal mud spa, and Secret Spot Hot Tubs. Industry accommodation rates with Rotorua partner hotels will be available throughout the week of MEETINGS.


Auckland-based buyers can take advantage of a daily complimentary coach service to Rotorua courtesy of Johnston's Coachlines. Day Buyers who attend for three hours or more can also apply for a $100 flight rebate following their attendance at MEETINGS 2024. Complimentary shuttle buses will run from Rotorua airport to the venue for key inbound and outbound flights.

Business Events Industry Aotearoa's 28th annual event on 19 and 20 June 2024 will showcase the best of New Zealand's business events products and services at Rotorua's Energy Events Centre, opening with a spectacular welcome event on 18 June at the Sir Howard Morrison Centre.

Day buyers can add extra options to their registrations to enhance the value of their attendance. These include educational sessions during lunch on 19 and 20 June and the chance for a Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour on 21 June. Host-hotel partners are offering special rates for day buyers, available on the MEETINGS website.

The MEETINGS 2024 hosted buyer programme is open to key decision makers and organisers of business events, including conferences, tradeshows and travel incentives from Australia and New Zealand.

Opportunities to experience surrounding regions and activities are available prior to and after MEETINGS, including a Hobbiton™ Movie Set tour on 17 or 21 June, Rotorua Host City famil on 18 June, and post-MEETINGS Waikato famil or a Taupō famil. RotoruaNZ is inviting hosted buyers to a special Matariki dinner to celebrate the start of the Māori New Year during MEETINGS.

Hosted buyer applications are open until 19 April on the MEETINGS website.

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