Hosted Buyer Programme

Year after year, Hosted Buyers tell us that attending MEETINGS is a very efficient use of their time and a superbly effective way to book business, source new ideas and meet to face with a wide range of industry professionals. Not to mention plenty of fun, with excellent networking opportunities through our popular social programme!

For 18 years buyers have been telling us that MEETINGS is the one place they can meet everybody who’s anybody in the New Zealand conference and incentive travel business.

Across two days you can see all the people you need to know to make your conference, event or incentive programme a memorable success. With more than 180 suppliers on hand, you can quickly evaluate all the key venues, destinations, products and services currently on offer.You can explore 18 regions of New Zealand. See for yourself the range of activities, landscapes and entertainment available on our enchanted islands.

There’s simply no better way to plan a New Zealand event!


As a Hosted Buyer you naturally enjoy free air and ground travel, accommodation, registration and networking activities. We’ll also schedule face-to-face meetings with exhibitors of your choice and help you make the best use of your time at MEETINGS 2015.

The benefits of participating include:
The Appointment Programme
A highlight of MEETINGS is the two day appointment programme which facilitates face-to-face 15 minute meetings between Hosted Buyers and Exhibitors. You arrange appointments from the comfort of your own office using our sophisticated online technology – a fast and efficient method of selecting meetings with those suppliers that most interest you.

One Day Appointment Programme:
Hosted Buyers from New Zealand may request a one day appointment programme during the online application process.
Return Air Travel
Hosted Buyers enjoy complimentary international or domestic air travel, thanks to our Principal Sponsor Air New Zealand. (Conditions may apply to point of origin. Airfare taxes and levies are the responsibility of the buyer.)
As a Hosted Buyer, you will enjoy complimentary accommodation, thanks to the hospitality of MEETINGS Host Hotels.
Ground Transport
As well as return airport transfers, you will enjoy transfers from your hotel to the exhibition each day and to and from the fabulous MEETINGS social events, thanks to our ground transport sponsor, Johnston's Coachlines.
Social Events
It’s not all work… we help you relax at the end of a busy day of appointments! Our fabulous social events are a popular part of the MEETINGS Programme. Network with new friends and celebrate MEETINGS at our Welcome Function and the MEETINGS Dinner.



  • The criteria for the Hosted Buyer programme is available when applying online. Applications close 18 April 2015.
  • MEETINGS management reserves the right to accept or decline Hosted Buyer applications at its discretion.
  • Hosted Buyers must commit to the appointment programme and attendance at relevant MEETINGS social events.
  • Pre-touring famils are available to Australian buyers only and the criteria and selection process is managed by participating Convention Bureaux

The Appointment Programme

The Appointment Programme facilitates face-to-face appointments between Exhibitors and Buyers - up to 35, fifteen minute appointments over two days

Buyer Testimonials

Hear what a few Hosted Buyers had to say of their MEETINGS experience.

Who Can I Meet?

You can meet more than 170 suppliers all under one roof! Click here to discover this year's Exhibitors

Event Programme

The MEETINGS programme highlights the appointment programme timetable and the social events for Hosted Buyers and Exhibitors

email this pageprint this pagesite maplegal information | login
evoSuite Tourism Marketing Software | Web Design by ReserveGroup
Click here to Contact us