About Us

The ChristchurchNZ Convention Bureau is a business partner based business unit within ChristchurchNZ. We are dedicated to marketing and promoting business events and business tourism in Christchurch and Canterbury. 

Our goal is to help business event planners, buyers, and conference and incentive professionals put together successful events and find unique experiences and locations with the right venues and activities. Contact one of our team today, and take advantage of our free services to ensure your next conference or event is a great success. 

 

Our Services

Expert local knowledge

Our friendly, professional team has specialist skills and extensive product knowledge of the city and region, ensuring you have the best possible resource to plan a successful event.

Guidance in choosing the right venues and event services

Christchurch and Canterbury have a highly collaborative network of venues and event service providers who can assist with all aspects of your conference, meeting or event, so let us put you in touch with the best contacts to suit your needs.

Help with bid preparation and coordination

If you are bidding for a large international conference, we can guide you through the conference bid process by producing a specialised bid document, as well as obtaining letters of support and assisting with your application to the Conference Assistance Programme (CAP) run by Tourism New Zealand (subject to certain eligibility criteria).

Assistance with site inspections and familiarisation planning

Coordination of and hosting visits to the city and region, showcasing the exceptional products and services on offer for you and your delegates.

Suggestions for social programmes

We’ll advise you on some of the best and unique function venues, catering providers and theming services, helping you to create a social event to remember.

Destination marketing material

In the lead up to your conference, we can supply marketing materials such as brochures, maps and imagery aimed at driving delegate numbers and promoting the destination.

Itinerary ideas for unique incentives, pre and post touring and partner programmes

The city and region has an array of spectacular sights and activities to be explored – talk to us about touring options that will surprise and inspire.