TIA develops and delivers a suite of valuable member and industry events, including TRENZ, the annual Tourism Summit Aotearoa and regional Discussing Tourism events. We also co-host the annual Hotel Industry Conference. These events help strengthen and grow the industry.

There are exciting opportunities to partner with TIA and support these events. Find Out More.

2019 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference

The 2019 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference will be held at Cordis, Auckland. This conference is the largest and most important annual event for the country’s valuable hotel sector. The programme features outstanding international and New Zealand speakers, excellent networking and business opportunities, a trade exhibition, gala dinner and the presentation of the prestigious New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards. 

19 - 20 June 2019

Cordis, Auckland

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New Zealand Tourism Awards 2019

Entries for the 2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards celebrate individual and business success across our industry, providing a benchmark of excellence and inspiration. Entries are open until 27 June 2019. With three individual awards and eleven business awards, there’s no shortage of opportunities to showcase the achievements of your company and staff. 

Award winners will be announced at a Gala dinner on 24 October 2019, in Christchurch.

24 October 2019


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Discussing Tourism

Discussing Tourism forums for 2019 have been confirmed for:

22 July, Tauranga

24 July, Auckland

29 July, Queenstown

31 July, Christchurch

Discussing Tourism events provide an important forum to discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities facing tourism businesses as well as connecting local businesses with industry leaders.The focus is on business learning, with practical tools and tips to take away and implement in your organisation. 

July 2019

Tauranga, Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch

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Tourism Summit Aotearoa

Tourism Summit Aotearoa has been confirmed for 3-4 September 2019, to be held in Wellington.


More than 300 tourism industry leaders and stakeholders attended the very successful 2018 Tourism Summit Aotearoa in Wellington, 8 November. The event was sold out. Visit the website to see the great line up of speakers and programme. 


3-4 September, 2019


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TRENZ 2020

TRENZ, New Zealand’s biggest annual international tourism showcase, returns to Christchurch in 2020. TRENZ is a four day opportunity to forge relationships, do business with one another and discover exciting new experiences in this beautiful country.

18-21 May 2020

Horncastle Arena, Christchurch

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