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July 2016: Wellington Networking a Win for Hamilton & Waikato

Hamilton & Waikato business event suppliers were out in force for this year’s joint-hosted Wellington Networking Function.

Janine Bidmead, Building Officials Institute; Sarah Jackson, Sudima Hamilton; Walter Hill, Building Officials Institute

The annual event proved to be more popular than ever, with more than 40 Wellington-based conference and event organisers in attendance.

Hobbiton Movie Set, Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre, Novotel Tainui Hamilton, Distinction Hamilton Hotel and Sudima Hamilton co-hosted the relaxed evening event with Hamilton & Waikato Convention Bureau.

Hamilton & Waikato Convention Bureau Manager, Amanda Graham says she was pleased to meet so many business event organisers from the lower North Island that have potential business for the Waikato on their books.

“The popularity of events like these just goes to show that we are now a thriving business events destination, rather than an emerging one.”

The Convention Bureau is now preparing for two upcoming Auckland networking events, along with the inaugural Hamilton & Waikato Business Events Showcase which is being held on Thursday 11 August. The Showcase will be held at Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre and will run from 3.00pm-6.30pm, with drinks and nibbles served from 4.30pm.

Jo van der Linden, TIA; Sandra Julian & Cherie McMeekin, Auaha Group, Steven Emery Distinction Hotel Hamilton