Calling the visionaries

Join the world’s best by hosting an international conference in New Zealand. We’re calling for the thought leaders of our nation to stand up and share your vision for a better world by hosting an international conference, right here in New Zealand. But you’re not alone, our Tourism New Zealand Business Events team can help with funding and support to make it happen. So take this prime opportunity to boost the professional reputation of New Zealand and your own on the global stage.


How Tourism New Zealand can help 

Tourism New Zealand can support any internationally-affiliated association or organisation that wants to bid to host a conference in New Zealand. The bid must include a minimum of 200 international delegates to be eligible. Support we can offer includes:
  • Funding for a professional conference organiser to prepare a financial feasibility study.
  • The costs of presenting your bid, including international travel.
  • Access to engaging promotional resources such as professional quality images, videos, regional factsheets and New Zealand touring itineraries.

Why host a conference at home?

  • Leading knowledge

    New Zealand is home to world-leading research and innovation across a number of key sectors. Hosting a conference is a great way to share these strengths on the world stage.

  • Proven success

    New Zealand has shown it has the knowledge content and destination appeal to draw major conferences from around the globe. Read about some of our success stories so far.

  • Superior support

    Tourism New Zealand can make hosting an international conference easier. This includes funding and marketing support, from the bid stage through to delegate marketing.

To enquire about having your business event in New Zealand please feel free to contact me.

Leonie Ashford

Leonie Ashford

Business Events Bid Manager

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