New Zealand embraces PCOA Conference themes

cinzNew Zealand’s record 18-strong contingent at the 2016 PCOA Conference in Brisbane this month will personify the conference theme – connect, collaborate, differentiate.

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Australia Manager Sharon Auld says the New Zealand team is set to embrace and demonstrate these calls to action.

“The conference theme fits New Zealand perfectly, it represents all the ways we excel,” she says. “Delegates will experience these traits highlighted in our special approach on the 100% Pure New Zealand stand at this year’s PCO Conference.”

The conference theme will come to life in presentations from the three New Zealand speakers in the programme – transformation leader Bruce Cotterill, Air New Zealand’s Jenni Martin and New Zealand International Convention Centre’s Callum Mallett. During the conference breaks the speakers will also be on hand to chat personally with delegates.

Sharon Auld says PCOs will be welcomed with open arms, and receive a true sense of New Zealand’s unique and genuine culture.

“New Zealanders value the opportunity to connect with people on a deep level, and we will be demonstrating how Manaakitanga – Kiwi hospitality – is integrated into every aspect of business and social life.”

The Kiwi hospitality will start on Monday 28 November with fresh juices on the 100% Pure New Zealand stand. PCO delegates will be invited to enjoy a special treat of New Zealand Cloudy Bay wines, New Zealand craft beer and the South Island’s famous Whitestone cheese for lunch on Tuesday 29 November. Air New Zealand’s creative team are sharing their Kiwitini recipe too, which will also be available for delegates to sample on the stand.

CINZ is launching MEETINGS earlier this year, in time for the PCO Conference. Applications to be a CINZ MEETINGS 2017 hosted buyer will be accepted from 27 November, and those applying before 16 December will go in the draw to win a case of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc – delivered before Christmas.

MEETINGS is New Zealand’s premier business events tradeshow, giving buyers the opportunity to meet with their choice of around 200 exhibitors under one roof. Australian buyers can also apply for one of 10 destination pre-familiarisation tours.

CINZ and Tourism New Zealand will be joined by 16 exhibitors on the 100% Pure New Zealand stand at the 9th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition. The event is on at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 27 to 29 November.

The New Zealand exhibitors are:
• Air New Zealand
• Auckland Convention Bureau
• Auckland Museum – Tamaki Paenga Hira
• Christchurch & Canterbury Convention Bureau
• Conventions and Incentives New Zealand
• Destination Rotorua Business Events
• Dunedin Convention Bureau
• Hamilton & Waikato Convention Bureau
• Heritage Hotels
• Hobbiton™ Movie Set
• The Langham, Auckland
• Millennium Hotels and Resorts
• Nelson Convention Bureau
• New Zealand International Convention Centre
• Pacific Jemm – Luxury Super Yacht – Queenstown
• Queenstown Convention Bureau
• SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
• Tourism New Zealand

For further information please contact:

Anabel Darby
Tel: +64 21 668 090

Photo supplied by Meeting Newz magazine

The 9th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 27 – 29 November 2016