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tourism operators, travel buyers and media to spend four days under one roof.

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Rotorua 17 - 20 May 2015


The TRENZ Experience

Travellers love new zealand, and trenz showcases the country's best experiences. we invite you to taste the
new zealand experience with delegates at trenz.

Exhibitors and Buyers connect over targeted 15-minute business-focused appointments, allowing delegates to renew and build business relationships. Travel media take the best stories to a global audience and showcase people and products.

It’s an unmissable opportunity to stimulate your travel business.

“TRENZ where people and places await you.”

*You'll encounter*: 260+ Buyers. 300 Exhibitors. 15,000 opportunities to connect.

Find out the criteria to become a buyer, exhibitor or media delegate at TRENZ 2015


Land of the Long White Cloud

Your TRENZ Programme

Immerse yourself in targeted business appointments, industry workshops and exciting networking functions.

With 51 appointment time slots, you have the opportunity to renew and develop existing relationships and create new business as connections are made.

Find and research your best matched delegates by using our new online support tools alongside our appointment booking system which enables 15,000 15-minute business meetings during the four days of TRENZ.

A programme of activities allows you to sample the New Zealand tourism experience, and innovative networking functions gives you the chance to taste the best New Zealand food and wine.

This is New Zealand tourism’s essential meeting-place.

TRENZ Day by Day

Sunday 17 May 2015
11.00 – 16.00 On-site Exhibitor registration and booth set up
16.00 – 19.00 eXplore Central North Island Welcome Function – Te Puia
Monday 18 May 2015
8.15 – 8.55 On-site registration
8.15 – 8.55 Auckland Airport Breakfast Speaker Series
9.10 – 13.20 11 delegate to delegate appointments
13.35 – 14.35 Lunch
14.40 – 18.15 10 delegate to delegate appointments
Tuesday 19 May 2015
8.15 – 8.55 Auckland Airport Breakfast Speaker Series
9.10 – 13.20 12 delegate to delegate appointments
13.35 – 17.30 eXplore Central North Island Activity Afternoon for all delegates
18.00 Suggested time for non official functions to commence
Wednesday 20 May 2015
8.15 – 8.55 Auckland Airport Breakfast Speaker Series
9.10 – 13.20 11 delegate to delegate appointments
13.35 – 14.35 Lunch
14.40 – 15.55 7 delegate to delegate appointments
17.00 – 17.45 Exhibitors pack – out
19.00 – 23.00 TRENZ Farewell Function – Skyline Rotorua

Click here to download a printable programme

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Auckland Airport Breakfast Speaker Series

Your daily TRENZ breakfast is served with a series of informed insights into the future of New Zealand’s tourism industry.

At the Auckland Airport Breakfast Speaker Series, respected tourism leaders provide essential knowledge for any tourism businesses planning a successful path into an exciting future.


Media Programme

TRENZ is an un-missable media event that produces news stories for your organisation.

Industry leaders and influencers are available during a comprehensive Media Programme run by the Tourism Industry Association (TIA) and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ). TRENZ is open to all delegates interested in the issues facing New Zealand tourism and the market’s future trends.


Social Programme


Welcome Function

A magnificient and moving Welcome Function launches TRENZ 2015. Join us from 4.00pm – 7.30pm Sunday, 17 May and be entertained in true eXplore Central North Island style.

Read more in the TRENZ magazine.

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Activity Afternoon

Discover the fantastic range of visitor experiences on offer during the TRENZ Activity Afternoon, Tuesday 19 May. Everything from tandem sky diving and mountain biking to helicopter flights and wine and food tastings. This time away from TRENZ meetings is also an opportunity to network informally with TRENZ delegates and potentially identify new business opportunities!

Read more in the TRENZ magazine.



2015 TRENZ Farewell

Starting at 7.00pm, Wednesday, 20 May, the 2015 Farewell function will be an event not to be missed at this year’s TRENZ. Currently in the planning stages, be sure to check back here over the coming weeks and months as we add more detail to the climax of TRENZ 2015, you won’t be disappointed!

Click here to see what we enjoyed in 2014 


Your vibrant host city

Host City


Host City: Rotorua

Found in the centre of the North Island, Rotorua is one of eight eXplore Central North Island regions.

Experience a volcanic wonderland where the land steams, mud and water bubble and geysers erupt into the air. A place where the Earth’s crust is thin and the history is dense, surrounded by sparkling lakes and thousands of hectares of native forest. Welcome to Rotorua, a nature lover’s playground where you can experience Maori culture, satisfy your inner adrenalin junkie, all while exploring a geothermal wonderland.

Click here to view stunning sights of Rotorua.


TRENZ 2015 Rotorua headquarters is the Energy Events Centre. Home to TRENZ 2007 and 2008 when it had first opened, this purpose-built complex has since been finished and will be a well used space during our 17-20 May 2015 event. This striking, modern structure is located in the spectacular Government Gardens, immediately behind the iconic Bath House building housing the city’s Museum of Art and History. Centrally located, the Energy Events Centre is a short walk from major hotels, cafes and restaurants.

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What Delegates say about TRENZ

  • Dominik Strobel (Custom)

    Dominik Strobel
    Explore NZ

    “After 12 years of attending, we see TRENZ as a must in the tourism calendar and we look forward to showcasing our product again.”

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    David Kennedy
    Ngai Tahu Tourism

    “TRENZ is one of our largest shop windows to the world of tourism.  It is the greatest single forum to build new relationships with the global travel trade and reaffirm our commitment to our established partners.”

  • Pritish (Custom)

    Pritish Shah
    A Travel Duet

    “The energy at TRENZ is vibrant yet relaxed. Meeting warm and friendly suppliers and learning more about what the country has to offer has allowed us to innovate and introduce new travel experiences for guests travelling to New Zealand.”

  • Media - Tourism Business

    Annie Gray
    Tourism Business Magazine

    “TRENZ is an excellent tourism event which provides a great opportunity to discover what is new and innovative in the industry, to get story ideas and make new contacts, and to find out what New Zealand tourism leaders believe are the trends and issues affecting tourism in New Zealand and globally.”

  • Media - Alan Selling Long Haul

    Alan Orbell
    Selling Long Haul Magazine (UK)

    “I really thought TRENZ was excellent, very well organised. I got everything I needed and thought it was a great show. The venue was fabulous and I loved the Auckland waterfront.”

  • Kate Malcolm (Custom)

    Kate Malcolm
    Dive Tutukaka

    “TRENZ has a warm and embracing atmosphere, making you 'feel good' about your business, your product and your country. That helps tremendously when it comes down to closing the sale.”

  • Janet (Custom)

    Janet Mactavish
    Travel Magellan

    “TRENZ gives me so much information for my clients, so many stories to tell them, so many photos and experiences to share with them: I cannot wait!”


More at every turn

What's New

Latest news in the New Zealand tourism industry

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Sensational TRENZ 2015 Farewell Function

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New Auckland Airport app to make travellers’ journeys even better

Auckland Airport, in partnership with TripIt from Concur, is set to introduce a new app

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The voice of TRENZ 2015

Tamati Coffey, a familiar face to New Zealanders, is working hard as the voice of

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Delegate Applications


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