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28 Sept 16: Waikato Takes the Stage with New Business Events Video

Hamilton & Waikato Tourism’s Convention Bureau is delighted to announce the release of its new business events video, set to shine a spotlight on the region’s strong offering for the MICE industry.

Hamilton & Waikato Convention Bureau Manager, Amanda Graham says she hopes the new video will attract both national and international conferences and business events by giving organisers a snapshot of what the region has to offer, and also reminding locals about what’s available in their own backyard.

“Waikato has such a diverse and vibrant range of venues and attractions. It’s exciting to share behind the scenes footage from venues such as Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre and then show the contrast between other venues and experiences, such as Hobbiton Movie Set.

Graham says the video will not only be a great selling tool for upcoming tradeshows - it is also set to screen at a number of key industry events, including the upcoming Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Conference in October.

The video which has been filmed and produced by Nimbus Media, includes a range of footage from many of the Waikato’s ‘hero’ destinations including the international award winning Hamilton Gardens and magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

View the new Hamilton & Waikato Business Events video below: 

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The 2016 Annual CINZ Conference is to be held in Hamilton from 11-13 October with plenary sessions to be held at Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre. Themed around ‘The Art of Collaboration’ the conference will welcome international guest speakers and dive into a range of topics and challenges facing the industry.

Zealong Tea Estate is set to host the welcome function and Novotel Tainui Hamilton is hosting a relaxed networking function. For the final evening guests will be treated to an off-site dinner at Hobbiton Movie Set.

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