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TRENZ is your window into New Zealand’s $39.1 billion tourism industry. Join over 1500 delegates for this annual four day, business-to-business travel and trade event.

It is a place to connect with over 300 of New Zealand’s leading tourism businesses and gain exclusive interviews about industry issues, opportunities and initiatives.

You’ll leave with a wealth of story ideas and leads.


to industry leaders and tourism newsmakers


latest tourism products and report on the freshest travel stories


New Zealand’s food, wine, people and culture

Host region

In 2019, TRENZ will be hosted in Rotorua, New Zealand.

Rotorua, where Māori culture thrives in an otherworldly geothermal landscape, is a cultural treasure bubbling with history, stories and outdoor adventures.

This mystical volcanic landscape provides a dynamic backdrop to many adventures – mountain biking, trout fishing, bathing in natural hot pools, whitewater rafting and many other of the adventures New Zealand is famous for.

Key Dates & Information

TRENZ 2019 will take place from Monday 13 May until Thursday 16 May.

Late January 2019 Media applications open

January 2019: My TRENZ Zone live

N.B. All Media delegates receive access to My TRENZ Zone upon confirmation of attendance

13 February 2019: Appointment requests open (request the Sellers you want to meet with)

Late March 2019: Media applications close

N.B. Late applications will be considered.

Late March 2019: Accommodation booking confirmation available in My TRENZ Zone

Early April 2019: Media Activity Afternoon registration opens in My TRENZ Zone

1 April 2019: Appointment requests close

11 April 2019: Appointment scheduling open (review your appointment schedule and fill any remaining meeting spaces)

29 April 2019: Delegates can no longer cancel appointments from this date

N.B. You can continue to schedule appointments up until and throughout TRENZ until the last appointment on 16 May 2019.


Media Package


Qualifying Media will receive four nights of accommodation with our Official Accommodation Providers, checking in Monday 13 May and checking out Friday 17 May 2019.


Air New Zealand, Premier Sponsor of TRENZ will provide international Economy flights to New Zealand for selected Media. Qualifying Media will receive booking information, options to upgrade and full terms and conditions from your local Tourism New Zealand representative.


TRENZ is an invitation only event.



The TRENZ programme is an interactive mix of one-on-one business meetings, industry sessions, presentations and networking functions along with a range of activities and tours to experience. Please note the Media Briefing programme is under development so check back regularly to see who will be presenting each morning.

The interactive programme includes:

Up to 25 business focused appointments between Media and Sellers

A comprehensive media programme run by Tourism Industry Aotearoa with support from Tourism New Zealand

Industry sessions with the Media Programme presentations

Networking functions including Welcome Function, TRENZ Bar, Farewell Function and TRENZ Media Function

Media Activity Afternoon – experience local products first-hand

5.30pm – 7.30pm Welcome Function
8.00pmSuggested time for non-official functions to commence
8.00amVenue opens
9.00am – 10.25amMedia Programme presentations
10.25am – 10.50amMorning Tea
10.50am – 1.05pmScheduled appointments, research and interview time
1.10pm – 2.40pmLunch
2.45pm – 4.40pmScheduled appointments, research and interview time
4.45pm – 6.45pmTRENZ Bar
7.15pmSuggested time for non-official functions to commence
8.00amVenue opens
8.45am – 10.25amMedia Programme presentations
10.45am – 11.10amMorning Tea
11.30am – 4.00pmMedia TRENZ Activity Afternoon
6.00pm – 9.00pmTRENZ Media Function
8.00amVenue opens
9.00am – 10.25amMedia Programme presentations
10.25am – 10.50amMorning Tea
10.50am – 1.05pmScheduled appointments, research and interview time
1.10pm – 2.40pmLunch
2.45pm – 4.20pmScheduled appointments, research and interview time
7.00pm – 12.00amFarewell Function


Enquire to attend TRENZ

Please fill in the below enquiry form if you’re interested in attending TRENZ but have not received an invitation.

A member of the Tourism Industry Aotearoa Media Team will contact you.