Are you looking for a new destination to hold your next conference that fosters collaboration and provides new opportunities to network? Tourism New Zealand is here to help.

Our dedicated Australia-based Business Events Managers are passionate about making your conference a success. We want to work alongside you to showcase to your board or decision maker what New Zealand can offer your organisation in a competitive landscape. 

The benefits of holding a conference in New Zealand include:
  • Networking and forging new links for business and collaboration
  • Sharing knowledge and research with your trans-Tasman colleagues
  • Increasing recognition and building a profile for you and your organisation
  • Financial gain from a well-attended and successful event 

Membership Attendance Assessment

Would your association benefit from a membership assessment of readiness and willingness to travel for a conference to New Zealand? Our Australia-based Business Events Managers can arrange for a Membership Attendance Assessment to be completed. Please contact us if you are interested.

Strategic funding and support

Tourism New Zealand offers strategic funding and support to any Australian, Australasian or International association or organisation that wants to explore holding a conference in New Zealand with a minimum of 200 offshore delegates.

Tourism New Zealand can assist with:

  • Preparing a comprehensive budget and business case using a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO). This can include a New Zealand GST consultation
  • Production of a strategic proposal or presentation for your board or decision makers
  • Professional coaching to help you pitch your city of choice
  • Connection with New Zealand expertise
  • Coordination of site inspections
  • Preparing an inaugural trans-Tasman conference statement of intent
  • Promotion of your organisation profile to attract sponsors, exhibitors, and new members

How to access this support

If you would like to hear more about the funding and support Tourism New Zealand can provide, please contact our dedicated Business Events Managers, or get started by completing our online application form.


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