Cinz meeting for city

Bree Jones.
Bree Jones.
Dunedin's reputation as a conference destination has been further cemented with another conference added to the growing list.

Yesterday it was announced Dunedin would host the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (Cinz) conference at the Dunedin Centre next October.

The conference would bring 150 delegates from the business events industry, including suppliers, conference organisers and venue managers, to the city.

Enterprise Dunedin events tourism adviser Bree Jones said the announcement added to Dunedin's reputation as a business events destination, which had been bolstered by winning a number of international conventions this year.

In July, a seven-day 300-delegate conference to be held at the University of Otago and Otago Museum in 2018 was announced. Next year, 150 delegates will attend a Genetics Society of Australasia Conference in Dunedin.

Ms Jones said it was the first time the Cinz conference would be held in the city.

''The programme will celebrate our diverse range of outstanding venues and experiences and will show this market that we are a smart, innovative city.''

Delegates would be offered additional experiences, including tours of the city's attractions, in the hope they would be encouraged to bring their families and stay in the city for Labour Weekend, Ms Jones said.

Cinz CEO Sue Sullivan said the conference was pleased to be based in Dunedin next year.

''The city holds many unique highlights that can only be found in the region and we look forward to showcasing these to our delegates.''

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