Tourism New Zealand Knowledge & Destination Hub

Supercharge your MEETINGS experience at the Tourism New Zealand Knowledge & Destination Hub. Join these 15-minute targeted on-stand presentations to find out what's new in New Zealand events via regional showcase updates from across the country. Gather insights into the Asian and North American events markets and learn more about Toitū and Qualmark and what these certifications mean when assessing the sustainability of your event. Enjoy knowledge sessions on topics ranging from the application of GST in Australasian events, to the role and value of a PCO, and the significance of Māori cultural welcomes at events.

Tourism New Zealand’s Business Events team will also be on the stand to discuss the support, bid assistance and resources available to help you attract and host a successful international conference.


Wednesday 19 June
 

0930 - 0945  Knowledge Session Tiaki Promise, Cameron Hayes
0950 - 1005 Regional Update Bay of Plenty - "Business by the Beach", Angela Werder
1010 - 1025 Knowledge Session GST for International Buyers, Asheel Bharos - Matley Ltd
1030 - 1045 Regional Update ChristchurchNZ, Megan Crum
1135 - 1150 Regional Update Destination Great Lake Taupō - "The Heart of New Zealand's North Island", Louise Toulmin
1155 - 1210 Knowledge Session Cultural Capability with RotoruaNZ, Ngahihi Bidois
1215 - 1230 Regional Update Development West Coast, Patrick Dault
1235 - 1250 Regional Update  Business Events Southland - "Discover Southland and Fiordland", Karen Witham
1420 - 1435  Knowledge Session The Role & Value of a PCO, Arna Wahl Davies - Composition 
1440 - 1455 Knowledge Session  Market insight North America, Natalie Fulton - Tourism New Zealand
1500 - 1555  Regional Update  Dunedin Business Events - "No Such Thing as a Typical Conference in Dunedin", Penny Neilson 
1520 - 1535  Knowledge Session Market Insight Southeast Asia, Edward Kwek - Tourism New Zealand
1600 - 1615 Knowledge Session GSTC - Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Steven Dixon - Qualmark


Thursday 20 June

0930 - 0945  Regional Update Queenstown Convention Bureau, Mat Woods
0950 - 1005  Knowledge Session  GSTC - Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Steven Dixon - Qualmark
1010 - 1025  Regional Update  Auckland Convention Bureau - "Embracing the Future, Stronger Together", Gemma Wood & Jeff, President of Intergalactic Security
1030 - 1045 Knowledge Session Cultural Capability with RotoruaNZ, Ngahihi Bidois
1135 - 1150 Regional Update Business Events Marlborough - "The Ultimate Destination for Your Next Business Event", Fay Clarke
1155 - 1210 Regional Update The Mighty Waikato, Aimee Tyson
1215 - 1230 Knowledge Session  From Footprint to Frontrunner: Achieving Event Carbon Certification, Portia Foley - Toitū Envirocare
1235 - 1250 Chill at the Hub
1425 - 1440 Knowledge Session GST for International Buyers, Asheel Bharos - Matley Ltd
1445 - 1500 Knowledge Session Tiaki Promise, Cameron Hayes - Tourism New Zealand
1505 - 1520 Chill at The Hub
1520 - 1540
Best Stand Award Announcements at The Hub
     

*Programme is subject to change