The 2013 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference will be focusing on the importance of the convention centres in driving the tourism industry business. Convention centres are widely accepted as the means to fill-in hotel rooms throughout the year, especially during the lean seasons. So when it comes to the Hotel industry it is an understatement to say that they are taking a keen interest in the development of the proposed New Zealand Convention Centre in Auckland and the number of other smaller convention facilities being planned in areas such as Christchurch and Queenstown. Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Martin Snedden highlighted this while speaking on the occasion.
TIA and Horwath HTL Ltd. are collaborating to host the seventh annual New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference to be held on Thursday the 30th of May at Pullman Auckland. The venue is managed by Accor, which is also a platinum sponsor of the event. The event is to be graced by more than 250-300 senior decision makers from the industry including hotel owners, tour operators, consultants from the industry, investors and developers. Horwath HTL Ltd Director Terry Ngan mentioned that the conference will be a hectic day of industry relevant updates and discussions on key issues plaguing the industry and threatening to shape the future.
May 1 is the cut off date for all early bird registrations. The conference program is available online at www.nzhotelconference.com . A special treat for all early bird registrants, they go in for a luck draw to win one of two return trips to Sydney.
Delegates at the conference will get a complimentary invitation to the Technical Seminar to be held between 3 PM and 5.30 PM the previous day. The topic of discussion for this year is the relevant issue of new& improved building standards and the seismic grading of the current and upcoming hotels. These issues have a far reaching effects encompassing value, engineering, insurance, lending and of course customers. The session will end with the summary of the recent trends in both Australia and New Zealand in the hotel investment sector.