New Zealand brings cultural insights to PCO Conference

Manaakitanga (generous hospitality) will be to the fore in Adelaide next month, when Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) brings together its largest-ever group for the Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Conference and Exhibition.


CINZ Australia Manager, Sharon Auld says the group will be sharing insights into the New Zealand culture, and how it shapes a unique approach to meetings.

“Visitors to our stand will get a real feel for what their delegates can experience in New Zealand – the people and Manaakitanga – the customs and stories of the Maori people,” she says.

CINZ will be joined on the 100% Pure New Zealand stand by Tourism New Zealand and a record 15 New Zealand partner suppliers, including four first-timers.

The New Zealand offering at the PCO Conference has grown from strength to strength each year.

“Up from 11 last year to 15 this year, the 100% Pure New Zealand stand will have all the latest news from around the country and plenty of fresh ideas,” Sharon Auld says.

Popular Waikato venues Hobbiton Movie Set and Claudelands, and hotel groups Heritage Hotels and Rydges are exhibiting under the 100% Pure New Zealand banner for the first time, while Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin regions are back for a second year.

The Kiwi crew are hosting informal breakfasts on both 30 November and 1 December and promising a taste of New Zealand, as well as plenty of pre-Christmas good cheer.

The full New Zealand contingent for the PCO Conference 2015 includes:

• Air New Zealand
• Auckland Convention Bureau
• Business Events Wellington
• Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau
• Claudelands, Hamilton / Waikato
• Conventions and Incentives New Zealand
• Destination Rotorua
• Dunedin
• Heritage Hotels
• Hobbiton Movie Set
• The Langham
• Millennium Hotels and Resorts
• Nelson Tasman Tourism
• Queenstown Convention Bureau
• SkyCity Auckland Convention Centre
• Tourism New Zealand

Anabel Darby
T: +64 21 668 090

For more information on the 8th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition is at the Adelaide Convention Centre between 29 November and 1 December 2015 click here