Tuesday 30th October

3.30pm - 
5.00pm
New Zealand International Convention Centre Famil                                                   

 
5.30pm Registration opens at The Lula Inn
5.30pm - 
7.00pm
CINZ Conference Welcome Function at The Lula Inn
Kindly sponsored by Auckland Convention Bureau.


Wednesday 31st October

08.30am              Registration desk opens and networking coffee 
   
09.00am Conference Welcome
Andrew Patterson
Master of Ceremonies
Kindly sponsored by Celebrity Speakers
   
09.10am Opening Address
Tony Gardner
Chair of CINZ Board
   
09.20am Tourism Address
Hon. Kelvin Davis
Minister of Tourism
   
09.50am CINZ Update
Sue Sullivan
Chief Executive, CINZ
   
10.20am Morning Tea 
   
10.50am Business Events - Contributing to the New Zealand Visitor Economy
Shamubeel Eaqub
Sense Partners
   
11.50am Lunch 
   
12.50pm Tourism New Zealand Update
René de Monchy 
Director Commercial, Tourism New Zealand
   
13.20pm Maori Culture in Business Events - Panel
   
14.05pm Global Business Events Sector: Opening Pandora's Box
Oscar Cerezales
Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific
MCI Group
Kindly sponsored by Tourism New Zealand 
   
14.50pm Afternoon Tea 
   
15.20pm Workshop Sessions
1. A Deep Dive Into the Global Business Events Sector
    Oscar Cerezales
    Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific
    MCI Group
    Kindly sponsored by Tourism New Zealand
2. Your Mental Warrant of Fitness
    Paul Rangiwahia
3. The Power of Storytelling
    Peter Roband and Sarah Morgan
    The New Zealand Story
   
16.05pm The AMWAY Incentive Case Study
Graham Budd
Chief Executive
Destination Queenstown
   
16.35pm General Q&A 
   
19.00pm CINZ Conference Dinner
Auckland Museum 
   


Thursday 1st November

08.00am              Registration desk opens and networking coffee
   
08.30am AGM & Board Member Voting 
   
09.15am  The Latest International Trends in Conference Design
Followed by a Panel Discussion
Jan Tonkin
Founder and Managing Director
The Conference Company 
   
10.15am Morning Tea 
   
10.45am  BIG Infrastructure, BIG Opportunities
Alec Gilbert
Convention Centre Advisory Services
GainingEdge
Kindly sponsored by Te Pae Christchurch
   
11.15am  Transforming Destination Auckland
Steve Armitage
General Manager - Destination
ATEED
   
11.45am  Business Events: The Talent Pipeline - Panel Discussion
Louise Arnold, Area HR Director, IHG
Callum Mallett, General Manager - Operations, New Zealand International Convention Centre
Sian Simpson, Global Community Director, Kiwi Landing Pad
   
12.30pm Lunch 
   
13.15pm  MBIE Business Events Update
Michael Webster 
Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment, Senior Analyst
   
13.45pm Energy, Excellence & Enthusiasm
Lisa O'Neill 
   
14.30pm  Afternoon Tea 
   
14.50pm Workshop Sessions
1. A Deep Dive Into the Global Business Events Sector
    Oscar Cerezales
    Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific
    MCI Group
    Kindly sponsored by Tourism New Zealand
2. Managing Your Personal Brand
    Laurel McLay
3. Small Business Health Check
    Graham Russell 
   
15.30pm  Closing Keynote
Rt Hon Sir John Key
   
16.00pm  Final Q&A