Australian Office

Conventions & Incentives New Zealand, a professional team with inside knowledge.

Our advice is designed to offer you choice – the choice of the best New Zealand has to offer, to ensure that your experience of NZ is a memorable one.  The CINZ Australian office is staffed by Sharon Auld and Heidi Heming, a dedicated and professional team, with extensive knowledge and practical experience.   Sharon and Heidi are ready to help with anything you need.   They work closely with our industry partners and can provide you with a tailored service to assist with bidding, planning and delivering your event.

News and Views


The Australian market continues to remain in positive territory for Business Event arrivals into New Zealand.  

October 2019 experienced 17% growth on October 2018 arrivals with 5,148 delegates.  This figure ensured 43,833 arrivals for the 12 month period, or 57% of all International BE arrivals.

Moving into 2020, New Zealand will continue to be challenged by a broad competitor set.  Destinations - Japan, Canada, South Africa, Hungry - and emerging destinations of Sri Lanka, South America, Morocco, Cuba and Mexico are more readily accessible and are now requested more frequently for incentive programmes.

Travel with purpose, authentic, meaningful and personalised experiences will also come to the forefront for Business Event programmes.  New Zealand will therefore be competing with destinations that rank highly with these attributes.  

Early insights indicate Australian companies may elect to stay on-shore to support the domestic market following the Australian bush fires. 



International Microscopy Congress 2018

A behind the scenes session – click here to read the full report

Sustainability and Events

Sharon and Heidi recently participated in a webinar on Sustainability and Events and is a much talked about topic in Australia at the moment.
Click here to read the full report.

Tradeshow Activity                                                                                  

PCOA (Professional Conference Organisers' Association         Hobart                                6 - 8 December 2020 
AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentive Meeting Exhibition)         Melbourne                                17-19 February 2020
AFNC (Association Forum National Conference)

Direct Selling Australia National Conference
                               21 - 23 June 2020
                               21 - 23 June 2020
GET GLOBAL         Sydney                                10 July 2020

CINZ B2B AU Activity*

Sales Calls                         Sydney              On-going 
Sales Calls                        Brisbane             21 - 23 June 2020
Sales Calls                        Melbourne              
            April - TBC
            3 - 4 August 2020
AUSAE Conference 2020

MEA Conference  
                       Hunter Valley
            31 March - 02 April 2020
            03 - 05 May 2020
MEETINGS Hosted Buyer/ Media Pre Famil                        Platinum/ Gold Bureaux             18 - 20 April 2020
MEETINGS Hosted Buyer/ Media Programme                        Auckland              21 - 23 April 2020 
MEETINGS Hosted Buyer/ Media Post Famil                         Queenstown/Waikato             24 - 26 April 2020
MEA Leadership Events                        Sydney             Quarterly FY20

*Sales calls dates and timings subject to change

Communication Activity CINZ Korero                                                                                      

Distribution                 August 
                 June (Post MEETINGS Special)
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Australian Office Activities

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Contact Us

Sharon Auld
Manager, Australia
Mobile: +61 411 865 827
NZ Phone: +64 9 485 3146

Heidi Heming
Business Development Manager, Australia

Phone: +61 2 9400 2436
Mobile: +61 423 780 613
NZ Phone: +64 9 485 3147