Conference Assistance Programme

Tourism New Zealand’s dedicated Business Events team offers flexible, competitive and business-specific funding and support for international conferences. Contact us for more information.


If you’re after Bid Support, please complete our Conference Assistance Programme application, below. Ensure that you review the requirements before getting started. 

The Conference Assistance Programme (CAP) is available to any association or organisation, including universities, that wants to bid to host an international conference in New Zealand with a minimum of 200 international delegates.

The Conference Assistance Programme can assist with:

  • A financial feasibility study carried out by a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) to ascertain the real cost and revenue potential of your conference
  • Production of a world-class bid document and presentation to set your proposal apart from the rest
  • Funding to cover the cost of presenting your bid to the International Committee, including international travel and accommodation
  • Marketing and lobbying strategies designed to increase your chances of winning the bid


Thank you in advance for taking the time to apply.  


Conference Assistance Programme - Application Form

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