Pre-Familiarisation Programme

Australian Hosted Buyers are offered the opportunity to experience more of our beautiful country by participating in the MEETINGS Pre-Familiarisation Programme.

The Pre-Famils are scheduled to take place the weekend prior to MEETINGS 2019 (Friday 24th May - Monday 27th May 2019).

Domestic travel will be with our Principal Sponsor, Air New Zealand and your travel will be co-ordinated by the participating Convention Bureau. 

The programme is limited to a minimum of six participants and a maximum of eight participants per region. Individual participating regional Convention Bureaux will manage the selection criteria and process for their individual Pre-Famil Programme.

2019 Pre-Familiarisation Options


Discover the unique history, culture and landscape of New Zealand's Far North on a famil to the sub-tropical Bay of Islands.
Located in Northland, the region is a story of two coastlines - the west coast is rugged and soulful while the east coast is relatively more sophisticated and urbane.
Click here to find out more about the Northland Pre-Famil.

Manaakitanga is a Maori word that can be described as a noun for being hospitable and caring for a person's well-being, in a holistic sense. 
Click here to find out more about the Rotorua Pre-Famil.

Welcome to Wellington, a destination where the best things in life come together and the city is your venue. 
Click here to find out more about the Wellington Pre-Famil. 

Feel the inspiration. New Zealand's favourite visitor destination and Southern Hemisphere's premier for season's lake and alpine resort.
Click here to find out more about the Queenstown Pre-Famil.