Convention research programme
This section provides the latest data from the Convention Research Programme (CRP).
The Convention Research Programme was established in 2009 through a partnership between Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ), the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (previously Ministry of Tourism) and ten Convention Bureaux in New Zealand. Since then, three additional Convention Bureaux joined the programme.
The objectives of the CRP are to:
- Monitor MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) activity in New Zealand; and
- Estimate the contribution multi-day conventions make to the New Zealand economy.
The following 10 convention bureaux have been participating in the Convention Research Programme since July 2009: Auckland, Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Taupo, Manawatu, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch & Canterbury, Dunedin and Queenstown. Hamilton & Waikato and Bay of Plenty Convention Bureaux joined in July 2011; Destination Marlborough joined in July 2012.
The Convention Activity Survey (CAS) monitors and benchmarks the activity of more than 150 professional conferencing and meeting venues in New Zealand.
The Convention Delegate Survey (CDS) monitors the expenditure of multi-day convention delegates through an online survey.