Aotearoa New Zealand’s most significant international business-to-business travel and trade event – TRENZ – is underway in Ōtautahi Christchurch following a formal welcome for delegates from Ngai Tūāhuriri this evening.
During four days of appointments, presentations, activities and networking functions for 1500 delegates, over 300 New Zealand tourism businesses showcase their products and services to more than 330 high-quality international buyers from 25 markets.
The high-quality buyers are here to reacquaint themselves with what New Zealand has to offer and purchase accommodation, transport and activities to include in brochures, websites and itineraries for the coming international holiday seasons.
“How special this is that we get to spend the next few days renewing existing relationships, discovering new ones, and doing lots of quality business for New Zealand,” TIA Chief Executive Rebecca Ingram said at the opening function for TRENZ.
“Hosting TRENZ is another fabulous milestone for our city, and we are excited to be showcasing one of the world’s newest cities to you,” said Ali Adams, the CEO of host city agency ChristchurchNZ.
“The theme underpinning TRENZ 2023 is tūhura, meaning discover, bring to light, unearth, open up, explore, investigate – which really is what travel is about. Every visitor embarks on their own journey of discovery – unearthing their New Zealand – and making memories that shape them forever,” Rebecca Ingram said.
“TRENZ plays an important role in the recovery of New Zealand’s valuable tourism industry, it ensures that New Zealand is well positioned on a world stage,” Rebecca Ingram said.
TRENZ runs at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre until May 11.
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