Conference Programme


Tuesday 29th October


5.30pm Bus Transfer to Gibbston Valley Winery
Buses depart Crowne Plaza Hotel
5.30pm - 
7.00pm
CINZ Conference Welcome Function at Gibbston Valley Winery
Kindly sponsored by Destination Queenstown.


Wednesday 30th October

08.30am                     Registration desk opens and networking coffee 
   
09.00am CINZ Conference Opening Address
Hon Peeni Henare
Associate Tourism Minister
   
09.15am Conference Welcome
Tony Gardner
Chair of CINZ Board
Master of Ceremonies
   
09.25am CINZ Update
Sue Sullivan
Chief Executive, CINZ
   
10.00am Back By Popular Demand!
Shamubeel Eaqub
Sense Partners
   
10.45am Morning Tea
   
11.15am Tourism New Zealand Update
Lisa Gardiner
Global Manager - Business Events, Tourism New Zealand
   
11.30am Incentive Keynote: USA
Greg Bogue
Chief Experience Architect
Maritz Global Events
Kindly sponsored by Tourism New Zealand
   
12.15pm Incentive Keynote: AU
Damion Breust
CEO, DIRECTIONS Conference & Incentive Management
Kindly sponsored by Air New Zealand
   
13.00pm
- 14.00pm
Lunch
   
14.00pm Workshop Sessions
1. North American Incentive Market
    Greg Bogue & Alexa Bennett
    Maritz Global Events & Tourism New Zealand
    Kindly sponsored by Tourism New Zealand
2. A Masterclass in Sales & Negotiation
    Nick Fifield
    Flux Capacity
3. Purposeful Storytelling for Leaders
    John Quinn
    Audience Alive
   
14.45pm Afternoon Tea
   
15.15pm Meditation by Team Up Events
   
15.20pm Building Resilience for Individuals and Organisations
Brad Hook
CEO, Resilience Insitute
   
16.05pm Keynote to be announced 
   
16.50pm AGM & Board Member Voting 
   


Thursday 31st October

08.30am                    Registration desk opens and networking coffee
   
09.00am Destination Queenstown: An Update
Graham Budd
CEO, Destination Queenstown
   
09.30am  THL Sustainability: Our Road to a Zero-Emission Footprint
Saskia Verraes
GM Responsible Management, Tourism Holdings Limited
   
10.00am Sustainability Practices - Panel Discussion
Keiran Frost, Managing Director, Camp Glenorchy
Georgina Torrington, Director of Sales & Marketing, Brooke Serene
   
10.30am  Morning Tea
   
11.00am  Customer Experience - A Case Study on The Dark Sky
Ed Burak
GM Experience Design, Ngai Tahu
   
11.30am  Leadership Keynote
Tony Gardner
Managing Partner, Catapult Auckland
   
12.00pm Upcoming Trends - Panel Discussion 
Kim Dodds, Business Development Manager, Dunedin Venues
Ali Smith, Director of Sales, Conference & Incentives, New Zealand and Australia, Millennium Hotels & Resorts
Tracey Thomas, Director, Conference Innovators
   
12.40pm
- 13.40pm    
Lunch
   
13.40pm Workshop Sessions
1. Australian Incentive Market
    Damion Breust
    DIRECTIONS Conference & Incentive Management
    Kindly sponsored by Air New Zealand
2. 10 Marketing Trends for 2020
     Speaker to be announced
3. Leadership Workshop
    Tony Gardner
    Catapult Auckland 
   
14.25pm Afternoon Tea 
   
15.05pm  Meditation by Team Up Events 
   
15.10pm ATEED Visitor Strategy - 1 Year On
Steve Armitage
General Manager - Destination, ATEED 
   
15.40pm What strategies are in place to fill your infrastructure? - Panel Discussion
Steve Armitage, General Manager - Destination, ATEED
David Perks, General Manager - Regional Development, Destination & Attraction, WellingtonNZ
Loren Heaphy, General Manager - Destination and Attraction, ChristchurchNZ 
   
16.20pm  Closing Keynote
To be announced
   
17.05pm  Final Q&A 
   
18.30pm CINZ Conference Dinner
TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak