Published on : Friday, June 13, 2014
Bureau manager, Caroline Blanchfield says the region’s big presence at MEETINGS reflects the dynamic change happening in the city and the growing interest in Canterbury as a destination.
“We have several new venues, more exciting developments in the pipeline and many magical South Island experiences to share with guests at MEETINGS this year,” Ms Blanchfield says.
Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau will be joined by Vbase, Continental, Hotel Ashburton and Heritage Hanmer Springs, along with new exhibitors, Rydges Latimer Hotel, Moveable Feasts, Mashina Functions and Entertainment venue, Sensational Selwyn, and Hurunui Tourism.
“Our contemporary new stand design mirrors a fresh, forward-facing new look for the modern future city, and reflects the vibrancy and change the region is experiencing,” she says.
In recent months the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor have all hailed the city for its creativity and innovation, and recommended people visit.
The new stand, designed with Displayworks, is located to the left of registration desk inside main entrance (stands 147-158).
There will be plenty of opportunity to network with the Christchurch and Canterbury team at the new Mix and Mingle session on the first day of MEETINGS.
“Everyone is invited to join us and other South Island regional exhibitors at the SOUTH Mix and Mingle on Wednesday evening,” Caroline Blanchfield says.
“Our best local food and wine will be tempting to sample, along with the chance to win one of two great South Island Road Trips.”
Australian buyers have been quick to sign up for the Bureau’s three-day pre-MEETINGS familiarisation to the region too.
The famil will highlight experiences in the ever-evolving city of Christchurch, and take in the top sights and delights of New Zealand’s largest region, Canterbury.