16 January 2019

The NZICC team will be at AIME 2019

The annual Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) is taking place in Melbourne from 18 – 20 February 2019. Across three vibrant days, AIME delivers the forum for connecting with a wide range of buyers and exhibitors, brought together with a common spirit of curiosity and desire to do great business together. It is the first year that Talk2 Media and Events are running AIME.

The teams from Auckland Convention Bureau, Tourism New Zealand and The New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) will have representatives on hand to talk about Auckland, New Zealand and the NZICC - a new 4,000 pax venue, due to open in 2020.

Hosted Buyers can now book to meet with team via the AIME online portal, alternatively, day buyers or other attendees can book time directly with the team, see profiles below.

Prue Daly, Director of Sales says, "We are hearing great things from the global market, in particular Australia, about how easy and appealing bringing business events to Auckland is becoming. With a familiar face; Brooke Campbell returning from maternity leave in time for the show, we are excited to connect with new and existing clients during AIME”

At an impressive 32,500m2, the NZICC will be the largest and most versatile conference, exhibition and entertainment space in New Zealand. The designers of the NZICC have focused on creating a highly accessible, inviting and dynamic building for New Zealand to welcome the world.

Auckland is just a short flight away from Australia and is the best connected city in the county with seven airlines flying from Australian cities to Auckland, with 254 flights per week.

Auckland is a place where city style and natural beauty go hand in hand. With a vibrant and diverse range of venues, activities and landscapes on offer, event planners are spoilt for choice when it comes to creating a world class business event.

Auckland already has the infrastructure to cater to the needs of groups, with 7,000 hotel rooms from 2 to 5-stars in the central city alone, with more accommodation in the pipeline and of course the development of the NZICC, putting Auckland at the forefront of business events in New Zealand.

Fresh, diverse, globally-inspired and gourmet are just a few of the words to describe Auckland's exciting dining scene. Being home to a melting pot of cultures, you’ll find a huge range of traditional and modern cuisine throughout the many dining precincts across the city.

Auckland is a thriving high-tech hub of the Asia-Pacific region, home to more than 20,000 innovation-based companies. There are experts across business, industry, tertiary and research institutions, making the city the perfect choice for international delegates to connect and collaborate.