Tourism New Zealand is exhibiting together with 6 partners at IMEX in Frankfurt at stand C300:

  • Auckland Convention Bureau
  • Auckland Conventions Venues & Events
  • Christchurch Convention Centre
  • IDNZ Destination Management
  • New Zealand International Convention Centre
  • Te Puia

You can make appointments with each of them.

Christchurch Convention Centre
Rob McIntyre
General Manager

Since September 2014, Rob is working with NZ Govt. representatives – Otakaro and all stakeholders on the Master Planning Stage of the Christchurch Convention Centre and surrounding Precinct. His work includes full operational design interface with Architects, Engineers and all technical consultants on Centre design. He is also completing for the NZ Govt. the business case for the Centre with 8 years financial forecast, including economic benefit modelling, completing the full Operational Management Plan for the Centre and completing and putting in-place the 3 year pre-opening plan to attract International Conventions. More about Christchurch Convention Centre at IMEX following this link.

You can access their stand details and make an appointment here.


Tourism New Zealand
Lisa Gardiner
International Business Events and Premium Manager

Tourism New Zealand is the organisation responsible for marketing New Zealand to the world as a visitor destination. Lisa Gardiner joined Tourism New Zealand in 2015 as the International Business Events and Premium Manager and is responsible for overseeing Tourism New Zealand’s activity to attract more international business delegates and premium travellers.

With staff in Auckland, Wellington, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Singapore, Sydney, Mumbai and London, Lisa manages the development and implementation of Tourism New Zealand’s Premium, International Business Events (conference and incentive) market strategies. Lisa holds a strong background in marketing, business development and digital innovation from working both domestically and internationally for global brands such as BP, Skype and Microsoft. More about TNZ at IMEX in Frankurt following this link.

Please make an appointment here.

New Zealand International Convention Centre
Prue Daly
Director of Sales

In October 2016, Prue joined the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) team as Director of Sales. Her key responsibilities currently include the development and implementation of sales and business development activities; recruiting a new team of sales professionals; maintaining strong relationships with association, government and corporate clients; and strengthening the strategic partnerships with Auckland Convention Bureau and Tourism New Zealand to ensure the success of large-scale international bidding and the growth of the business events sector for New Zealand. More about her on following this link.

Make an appointment with NZICC here.


Auckland Conventions Venues & Events
Marija Gecan
General Manager Sales

In October 2017, Marija Gecan joined Auckland Conventions Venues & Events as the General Manager Sales. She is responsible for sales team leadership, driving revenue as well as strategic client management and general management responsibilities with a primary focus on proactive and reactive sales.

Marija brings a wealth of expertise from over 20 years in the hospitality and tourism industry, including experience in managing her own restaurant.

Auckland Conventions Venues & Events offers a portfolio of Auckland’s world-class venues. Whether your event involves 20 or 2000 people, whatever the occasion, we have a space to suit with our diverse range of Auckland’s most iconic and unique venues for events of all types.

Please make an appointment with Auckland Conventions Venues & Events here.

More Tourism New Zealand partners will follow next week.