MEETINGS postponed due to COVID-19 measures

Following the New Zealand Prime Minister’s announcements, it is with great regret and sadness we announce the postponement of MEETINGS in Auckland, which was scheduled for 22 and 23 April.

We have sought the advice of our industry members and clients and have been heartened with the huge level of support for MEETINGS. However, we have been given a clear mandate to postpone  our April event.

I can assure you the CINZ team and our partners are working to evaluate other options for MEETINGS, and we will announce these plans as soon as we can.

We will continue to keep you informed, as we learn more and as the situation progresses.


Day Buyer Frequently Asked Questions


Should I register as a Day Buyer, an Industry Guest or an Exhibitor?

A Day Buyer is sourcing suppliers and/ or booking business with the Exhibitors.
An Industry Guest is in the industry who wishes to pop in to have a look at the show.
An Exhibitor Pass is required if you wish to join your colleagues on the Exhibition Stand.

As a Day Buyer can I make appointments with the Exhibitors?
Register as a Day Buyer WITH appointments for pre-scheduled appointment times.

I am a Day Buyer - can I bring my colleagues along with me?
Your colleagues can register online prior to the show or at the Registration Desk on the day with a business card.

Which networking or social functions can I attend as a Day Buyer?
The MEETINGS Education Series are free to attend for Day Buyers. Please ensure you have included it as part of your Day Buyer registration as numbers are limited.

What time is the lunch?
Lunch is 1.00pm – 2.15pm both days.

Can I attend all of the MEETINGS Education Series functions?
You are welcome to attend the MEETINGS Education Series on both days – please ensure you have included it as part of your Day Buyer registration as numbers are limited.

Can I attend the Mix ‘n’ Mingle?
This is an Exhibitor and Hosted Buyer networking function.

Can I buy tickets to the Gala Dinner and Welcome Function?
These functions are ticket only for Exhibitors and Hosted Buyers – numbers are limited.

Is there free parking?
We have free parking at the ASB Showgrounds for all MEETINGS attendees.

Do you have organised transport to and from the city?
Bus transportation is available to Hosted Buyer Groups only.

Where can I leave my coat/luggage – is there a coat check?
Leave your coat/ luggage with the coat check staff in the foyer of the ASB Showgrounds

Why do I need to provide a photo of myself when registering?
We request photo identification for the MEETINGS App for networking purposes as well as for security measures.

What does it mean if I tick for Privacy?
Ticking privacy means that your details are private and you will not appear on the MEETINGS App.

How do I make changes to my registration?
Contact Catherine Hayes – Day Buyer Manager, to update your registration

I have not registered for the lunch but wish to attend – what do I do?
Contact Catherine Hayes – Day Buyer Manager, prior to the event to update your registration or on the day speak to someone on our Registration Desk who will be able to assist you.

I can’t remember my pin/password from last year – what do I do?
Contact Catherine Hayes – Day Buyer Manager, to reset your pin/password or alternatively create a new account when registering.

How can I attend next year as a Hosted Buyer?
Contact Lauren Newbery, Hosted Buyer Manager, and register  your interest. Also watch out for Hosted Buyer registrations applications!

When and where is MEETINGS 2021?
MEETINGS 2021 will take place on the 12 – 14 May in Christchurch.