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July 17: Aussies Enjoy a trip to Middle-Earth

A coach load of Australian hosted buyers ticked an item off their bucket lists following CINZ MEEETINGS Tradeshow last month. Following the tradeshow 30 lucky hosted buyers were treated to a whirlwind Waikato famil, visiting both Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre, and the world-famous Hobbiton Movie Set.

Aussies Enjoy a trip to Middle-Earth

The team at Claudelands pulled out all the stops for an incredible site tour complete with venue activations along the way. Tasty treats – from smoothie shots to farmers-market style toasties were hidden around every corner and buyers enjoyed a number of exclusive performances including opera in the 6000-seat arena, followed by a live acoustic session overlooking the facility.

Further down the road at Hobbiton Movie Set buyers felt their feet tingling, sprouting hairy feet as they explored the wondrous maze of hobbit-holes before tucking into a rustic market-style lunch.

Team Up Events were also part of the action, facilitating a highly competitive ‘Go Team’ GPS challenge on the journey through “Middle-Earth”. Winners of the challenge enjoyed bragging rights and the ever-sought after Team Up Events Medal.

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