Hamilton & Waikato Tourism Industry Symposium

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10 April 2024| The Hamilton & Waikato Tourism Industry Symposium is an exciting and informative event hosted twice yearly, bringing together key players, stakeholders, and enthusiasts from the tourism sector.

Join us for an afternoon of insights, inspiration, and opportunities to build connections at the Hamilton & Waikato Tourism Symposium. Dive deep into the latest trends, learn about innovative business developments, and network with key industry players as we explore the future of tourism in the mighty Waikato region.

What you can expect:

Keynote Speakers:

Gain valuable insights from leading industry experts representing:

  • Rebecca Ingram, Tourism Industry Aotearoa
  • Billie Moore, NZ Airports Association
  • Kiri Goulter, Regional Tourism New Zealand
  • Nicola Greenwell, Hamilton & Waikato Tourism 

Business Development Updates:

Hear about exciting new offerings and initiatives from local businesses in the region. Learn how to integrate these unique experiences into your tourism packages and elevate your visitor offerings.

Networking Event:

Connect with colleagues, build new partnerships, and forge valuable relationships over delicious canapes and drinks at our post-symposium networking event.

Event details:

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Registrations open 1.15pm
Symposium starts at 1.30pm until 5.30pm
Networking event starts from 5.30pm

Novotel Tainui Conference Centre, 7 Alma Street, Hamilton Central

$35 + GST per person 

The costs to host networking/update events are increasing.  For us to continue these valuable industry events, an attendance fee has been implemented to ensure commitment in attendance and assists with covering the food and beverage portion of the event. We appreciate your support.

Attendees will receive afternoon tea and a complimentary drink and canapes at the Networking Event. 


Please note this symposium is only available to businesses and tourism operators operating within the Hamilton & Waikato Tourism RTO boundaries. 

Refund Policy:

We understand that circumstances may change, and we want to ensure a fair and transparent refund process for all attendees of Hamilton & Waikato Tourism activities. Please read the following refund policy carefully:

  1. Cancellation and Refund Requests:
    If you wish to cancel your registration and request a refund, please submit your request in writing via email to info@waikatonz.com. The date on which the email is received will determine the eligibility of the refund according to the following terms:
  2. Refund Timeline:
    • Requests received on or before Wednesday 27 March 2024 (14 days before the event) will be eligible for a full refund, minus any applicable processing fees.
    • Requests received after Wednesday 27 March 2024 and up to Wednesday 3 April 2024 (7 days before the event) will be eligible for a 50% refund, minus any applicable processing fees.
    • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days before the event's start date or for no-shows on the event day.
  3. Transfer of Registration:
    If you are unable to attend but would like to transfer your registration to another person, please notify Tash at tash@waikatonz.com with the new attendee's name and contact details. Transfers can be made up until 48 hours before the event.
  4. Event Cancellation:
    In the unlikely event the Symposium is cancelled all registered attendees will be entitled to a full refund of their registration fee.
  5. Processing Fees:
    Please note that any applicable processing fees (transaction fees) associated with the initial registration and subsequent refund will be deducted from the refunded amount.
  6. Refund Disbursement:
    Refunds will be processed within 14 days from the date the refund request is approved. The refund will be made using the same method of payment used during the registration process.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our refund policy. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at info@waikatonz.com.