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February 27, 2015

New Zealand: New Infrastructure to Fuel Growth

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New Zealand’s proposed major infrastructure projects have been a hot topic at this week’s Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo in Melbourne.

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive Sue Sullivan says two new convention centres being planned for Christchurch and Auckland (pictured) will give the country opportunity to grow its convention capabilities.

“New Zealand is working to become a major player in the international convention business,” she says. “We have some very exciting opportunities ahead of us.”

Sullivan says there are at least 83 conferences on the international circuit that the country is missing out on because it doesn’t currently have a venue large enough.

“A facility in Auckland catering for 3000 delegates will allow New Zealand to host conferences of a size not seen here before,” she said. “We immediately become an international player, challenging Australia and South East Asia for lucrative convention business. 

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