Delegates set to savour New Zealand wine

Kate Webster

New Zealand is renowned for its wine, and it is one of the many reasons Australians love to visit, according to Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Australia Manager, Sharon Auld.

Delegates attending the Associations Forum National Conference (AFNC) next week will get a taste of New Zealand and a chance to take home a case of Cloudy Bay wine.

“Not only will we be offering our Australian guests a glass of wine on the stand, we will also have a wonderful prize draw. Delegates who come and talk to us about their conference will be in to win one of two cases of New Zealand’s exceptional Cloudy Bay wine,” Auld added.

New Zealand is leading its largest-ever team to the AFNC, with 14 exhibitors on the 100% Pure New Zealand stand at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 4 and 5 July.

“We will be inviting delegates keen to experience our country for their conference to come and chat with us. We can provide plenty of support and advice on how New Zealand could work for their next event,” Auld said.

This is the sixth year for New Zealand at the AFNC, and the growing team represents an exciting range of venues and suppliers from the Bay of Islands in the north, to Dunedin in the south.

This year there are five new exhibitors from around New Zealand including Hamilton and Waikato, Nelson, Dunedin, Hobbiton™ Movie Set, and the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC).

“Our 100% Pure New Zealand stand gives AFNC delegates a taste of what to expect when they come to New Zealand. Delegates will be able to find out how New Zealand can make their conference a success, while experiencing what we are so famous for, our special brand of Kiwi hospitality -Manaakitanga.”

Throughout the lunch and afternoon tea breaks on Tuesday 5 July, the New Zealand team will be serving premium New Zealand wine to guests visiting the stand.

The New Zealand exhibitors at the 11th AFNC in Melbourne are:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Auckland Convention Bureau
  • Christchurch & Canterbury Convention Bureau
  • Destination Rotorua Business Events
  • Dunedin Venues
  • Hamilton & Waikato Convention Bureau
  • Hobbiton™ Movie Set
  • Millennium Hotels and Resorts
  • Nelson Tasman Tourism
  • New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC)
  • SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre
  • The Langham Auckland
  • Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ)
  • Tourism New Zealand (TNZ)