CINZ Annual Outstanding Contributors Award

This award goes to a CINZ Member who has made a very real and significant contribution to New Zealand’s Convention & Incentive Industry.  Sponsored by David Hall, of David Hall & Associates and Hunter's Wines.

David Hall has long been involved within the convention and incentive industry both in New Zealand and internationally. He assumed the chair of the ‘New Zealand Convention Association’ (NZCA) later to become CINZ in 1976, followed by being appointed as Executive Director of the Adelaide Convention Bureau in 1980. From 1992 to 1993 he was CEO of the Gold Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau following which he established David Hall Consultancy. 

Retaining a passion and strong interest for New Zealand as a destination, David Hall has maintained contact with CINZ. In addition to several speaker and panel presentations during the past decade at the annual CINZ Conference, David Hall, with support from Jane Hunter of Hunter’s Wines, kindly sponsors the annual CINZ Outstanding Contributors Award.



2015 Award Winner: Alison Smith - Millennium Hotels & Resorts




2014 Award Winner: Jan Tonkin - The Conference Company



2013 Award Winner: Gary Muir - Invercargill Licensing Trust


2012 Award Winner: William Goodfellow - ExploreNZ


2011 Award Winner: Tony Peek – Peek Exhibition


Photo: David Hall, Tony Peek – Peek Exhibition, Sarah McDermid – Hunters Wines


2010 Award Winner: Lynn Simmonds – Air New Zealand

2009 Award Winner: Stu & Trish Freeman – Meeting Newz