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


June 2019 recorded positive growth with 3,750 AU BE arrivals for the month, the highest recorded in June over the past five years. This result helped achieve a year end FY19 from Australia of 43,170 delegates – a respectable +3.1% growth.

- Our learnings indicate that the market is buoyant with no trend of low periods
- Off-shore market opportunities remain positive
- The AU$ has hit a 10-year low against the US dollar which could affect short-term off-shore business event opportunities
- Most incentives ex Australia are now considered 'concentives' with conference content mandatory in most programmes to offset the FBT (fringe-benefit tax).
- With current unrest in Hong Kong, the AU market appears to be just postponing events in the short-term, rather than cancelling the programmes. 


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         Sydney                                08 - 10 December 2019 
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             On-going 
Sales Calls                        Melbourne              On-going
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