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April 17: Business Events Waikato Showcase Is Back This Year With A Hosted Buyer Programme

Following the phenomenal success of last year's inaugural Business Events Waikato Showcase, the Business Events Team at Hamilton & Waikato Tourism are delighted to announce that the event has become an annual fixture. The 2017 show will be held on Thursday 10 August at Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre.

Exhibitors in action at the 2016 Business Events Showcase

The 2016 Showcase attracted 40 exhibitors from throughout the wider Waikato, and 114 buyers from throughout the North Island.

Amanda Graham, Manager, Hamilton & Waikato Business Events, says "The Showcase will give buyers the opportunity to become acquainted with the region's powerful possibilities. The event is a one-stop shop for time-poor organisers, allowing them to catch-up with suppliers to hear what's new, meet with new suppliers, learn about new products and enjoy some locally available entertainment. Last year, exhibitors included big venues, such as Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre and conference hotels, to venues catering for small numbers, accommodation, transport and audio-visual suppliers, theming companies and entertainment.

Graham says "New this year is a hosted buyer programme. Limited spaces are available for qualified buyers – the hosted buyer programme includes travel, accommodation, showcase attendance and bespoke famil. To apply for the hosted buyer programme, please complete an application form at

A number of exhibitors have already confirmed their attendance at this year's show including: Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre, Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre, Hobbiton Movie Set, Sudima Hamilton, SKYCITY Hamilton, FMG Stadium Waikato, The Verandah, Good George Craft Brewery, Hamilton Airport Venues, Helicorp, LaValla, Park View Motor Lodge, Team Up Events, Waikato Museum and Artspost, Waitomo Adventures, Wintec Venues, Lyrica and Barker Photography.

For more information or to RSVP, click here.

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For more information contact Amanda Graham, Manager, Hamilton & Waikato Business Events
Tel: 0274 823 707, Email:


The Business Events Waikato Showcase will be held at Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre on Thursday, 10 August 2017 from 3-6pm. The show will be open to Tourism and Event Management Students between 2-3pm. Networking drinks will be served from 5-6pm.
Attendance is free for buyers.