Best Stand Award Winners



The Best Stand Awards are a highlight of MEETINGS and announcements are made during the MEETINGS Dinner at the conclusion of the event.
CINZ engage three respected, independent judges to choose the winners of each category. Congratulations to the winners!


2019 Winners

Best Regional Stand 
Winner: Auckland

Auckland had a bright and vibrant stand, and was easy to navigate with excellent signage and plenty of space. The award clincer, however, was their clever activation, the personalised Avatar




Best New Exhibitor
Winner: Auckland Zoo

The aroma and colours, as well as the happy and energetic team, drew in buyers to create an overall great experience on this stand. With sustainability high on the agenda, they promoted awareness through their key-cups and re-usable drink bottles from their shop.




Best Individual Stand
Winner: Millennium Hotels & Resorts

Judges said Millennium had a nice open space with bright and comfy chairs, and a visually appealing display of colourful fruit, cheese and greenery, combined with a huge backdrop of photos including some taken over the previous days.




2018 Winners

Best Regional Stand 
Winner: Rotorua 

The judges were impressed with how welcoming the stand was, featuring greenery, bench seats and Māori culture. The stand representatives followed through with their warmth and passion while educating buyers on the destination as their number one priority. 




Best New Exhibitor 
Winner: Lux Productions

The combination of a visually interesting space and the friendly 'meet and greet' at the entrance created a personal touch that drew the judges in to learn more. The judges appreciated the effort and thoughtfulness that went into the stand, a recreated forest, complete with water feature and bird calls.





Best Individual Stand
Winner: Naumi Hotel Auckland (Airport)

The attention to detail on this stand helped contribute to the judges' decision. Initially the judges noticed the attractive, bright and welcoming space, however the experience continued with the helpful and considerate representatives on the stand.



2017 Winners

Best Regional Stand 
Winner: Auckland Convention Bureau

The judges said Auckland really stood out on the show floor. They claimed their space from the ground up! The team were cohesive and easily recognisable with their Auckland badges and there was an obvious energy on the stand.



Best First Timer
Winner: Christchurch Adventure Park

The judges said they made a huge effort to re-create the feel of the Park and bring it to life. The team were friendly, engaged and passionate and along with the aroma of the real tree, it made for a memorable delegate visit.




Best Individual Stand
Winner: Cut the Mustard

The judges loved their creative concept. It really demonstrated what they could do. The judges specifically mentioned the upcycling of materials as a point of difference, as well as it being an interactive experience for delegates.