Air New Zealand

Premier Sponsor

Air New Zealand has a proud history as New Zealand’s national carrier, delivering a uniquely Kiwi experience on 17 million customer journeys every year. As the Premier Sponsor of TRENZ, Air New Zealand provides more than 200 flights for selected buyers and media from around the world to New Zealand.

Air New Zealand operates a global network that connects customers to 20 destinations within New Zealand and across 30 destinations in Australia, the Pacific Islands, Asia, North America, South America and the United Kingdom. As a member of the Star Alliance Network, Air New Zealand can provide access to almost any destination in the world.

In 2019 we welcomed Seoul to our international network and will soon begin direct services to New York, USA.

The Air New Zealand team looks forward to meeting with you at TRENZ. For more information on Air New Zealand, please click here.

Tourism New Zealand

Supported by

Tourism New Zealand is the organisation responsible for marketing New Zealand to the world as a tourist destination. The major tool we use to do this is the 100% Pure New Zealand marketing campaign, a campaign that has evolved over the past 17 years to make New Zealand one of the world’s most well-respected tourism brands. Tourism New Zealand are a long standing partner of TRENZ, facilitating the international buyer programme and sourcing international media, helping to make TRENZ the effective business forum it is.

For more information on Tourism New Zealand, please click here.


Host Region

TRENZ 2020 is proudly hosted in Christchurch by ChristchurchNZ.

ChristchurchNZ is the city’s economic development and city profile agency charged with igniting bold ambition, excitement, connecting changemakers, stimulating economic activity and attracting visitors to Ōtautahi Christchurch.

We provide the vision and leadership to attract events, visitors, businesses, talent, students, investors and entrepreneurs to our city of opportunity.

We provide targeted initiatives to support innovation and business growth while promoting our city nationally and internationally. And we aim to ensure its reputation grows as a vibrant and exciting city surrounded by mountains and beaches – a place where our people experiment and test new ideas and innovate in business, technology and society.

Find out more information at ChristchurchNZ.com.

Auckland Airport

Platinum Sponsor

Auckland Airport is committed to growing travel markets and works collaboratively on tourism, travel and trade initiatives with airlines and industry partners to help stimulate demand for travel to New Zealand and tourism within New Zealand. 93 per cent of long haul visitors enter or leave New Zealand via Auckland Airport equating to more than 19.6 million passengers moving through the airport annually. The airport offers connections to 44 international and 19 domestic destinations with 173,000 flights every year.

For more information on Auckland Airport, please click here.


Accommodation Sponsor

Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in more than 4,800 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 countries, providing hospitality savoir-faire for more than 50 years.
An unrivalled portfolio of brands from luxury to economy include, SO/, Sofitel, MGallery, Pullman, Grand Mercure, Peppers, Sebel, Novotel, Mantra, Mercure, Ibis, Ibis Styles, Ibis Budget, Breakfree
In New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia, Accor’s collection of 54 hotels, under 14 brands in 18 stunning locations, covers all the major corporate and leisure travel destinations.

For more information on AccorHotels, please click here.

Distinction Hotels

Accommodation Sponsor

100% New Zealand owned and operated, the Distinction Hotels Group prides itself on providing an international standard of accommodation to the discerning traveller. Their goal is for visitors exploring the beauty of New Zealand’s most captivating regions to stay in quality, comfortable accommodation with the highest standard of service.The growing chain currently offer twelve 4 and 4.5 star properties ranging from boutique hotels and apartments to luxury hotels strategically located throughout New Zealand in Whangarei, Hamilton, Rotorua, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Fox Glacier, Wanaka and Te Anau.This includes the luxury Distinction Dunedin Hotel, widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s premier hotels as well as the renovated Distinction Christchurch Hotel, located in the heart of Cathedral Square.A 3 star hotel is also offered under the Discovery brand in Whangarei. Explore some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes that nature has to offer from the comfort of a Distinction Hotel.

For more information on Distinction Hotels, please click here.

Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Accommodation Sponsor

Millennium Hotels and Resorts is a global hotel company with over 150 hotels. The New Zealand hotel brands include, Msocial (opened Oct 2017), Grand Millennium, Millennium, Copthorne and Kingsgate, represent a wide variety of hotel styles, all with high standards of service and facilities. Millennium, hotels and resorts are recognised for providing the best possible business, leisure, incentives, meetings and events experience to all of its customers worldwide.

For more information on Millennium Hotels and Resorts, please click here.

QT | Rydges New Zealand

Accommodation Sponsor

EVENT Hospitality & Entertainment Limited is Australasia’s premier entertainment, hospitality and leisure company, boasting an ever growing portfolio of 54 hotels and 142 cinemas across Australia and New Zealand.

EVENT’s New Zealand Hotel’s division includes QT Hotels & Resorts and Rydges Hotels & Resorts.

QT arrived in New Zealand in 2017, with QT Wellington in January and QT Queenstown in December. The hotels are well known for their signature QT quirk, the highest levels of service and memorable experiences through cutting-edge design, art, music and food. Thriving on a sense of place, each QT property both engages and reflects the uniqueness of its destination.

Rydges is a well-established and highly regarded hotel brand with six hotels across key locations throughout New Zealand. Renowned for its personable service, first rate food and beverage offerings and the best beds in the business – Rydges is your home away from home.

QT and Rydges New Zealand welcomes over one million guests each year to enjoy their award winning hotels and experience a taste of hospitality at it’s finest.

For more information on QT Hotels & Resorts, please click here.

For more information on Rydges Hotels & Resorts, please click here.

Sudima Hotels

Accommodation Sponsor

At Sudima Hotels we have one passion – you, we are here to help you make the most of your day and bring a smile to you. We pride ourselves on providing the friendly, personal service guests would expect from a world-class hotel and we ensure they have everything needed to enjoy a comfortable stay. But what makes us different, are the little things. It could be a warm welcome, a thoughtful act, a kind word or a genuine smile. They may seem like small gestures, but when travelling, they make a guest feel at home. We believe that giving guests a sense of belonging, of being a welcomed client rather than booking number, is important.

We are a family business, we welcome all but are chosen by those who share our values and what we value most; our people, our community, and our environment. We take our responsibilities as an ethical business seriously and pride ourselves on going above and beyond the standards expected of us. Sudima Hotels’ guests can rest-assured that they’re staying with people who care about more than just profit, and who will always do the right thing – whether it’s easy or not.

Sudima Hotel’s started small, then as people got to know us, we grew. But we have always held dear to our values. Our staff are like family and through them we can continue to deliver on our promise. So no matter which of our hotels a guest chooses, they’ll be able to make the most of their day and come away smiling.

• Auckland Airport
• Auckland City – opening summer 2019/2020
• Rotorua
• Christchurch Airport
• Christchurch City – opening summer/autumn 2019
• Kaikoura – opening summer 2019/2020

Our passion is people. For our guests on holiday we are a gateway to fresh adventure and experiences. The start of new memories. For our business guests, we are here at the end of a long day on the road or at the start of a busy day of meetings. Regardless of the reason to stay with us we believe it’s the little things that make a big difference. Irrespective of where guests are coming from, or heading to, we appreciate not many people would choose a hotel bed over their own. It’s a necessity. So we feel a real responsibility to get it right.

For more information on Sudima Hotels, please click here.

Christchurch International Airport

Event Partner

Christchurch Airport is the international gateway to the South Island. It is the busiest and most strategic southern air connection to the world’s trade and tourism markets, with ten airline partners offering more than 10,000 domestic, trans-Tasman and international services without curfew each year. It is also the smallest city on the planet to have a daily A380 service.

The airport welcomed more than 6.8 million passengers in the 2018 financial year and is on target to exceed that in the current financial year. It is a major driver of the South Island regional economy, with about 7000 personnel working for 250 companies on the airport campus making it the largest site of employment in the South Island. The airport is one of the partners in the SOUTH initiative, which sees all regional tourism organisations working collegially to promote the South Island internationally. Most of the South Island’s rental vehicle fleet is housed on the airport campus and more than 80% of the island’s air freight comes into two purpose-built facilities on the campus.

The airport is consistently rated by an independent international quarterly travellers’ survey as the best airport in Australia and New Zealand and was the only New Zealand airport to win a category in this year’s World Airport Awards.

For more information on Christchurch Airport, please click here.


Event Partner

The Great Journeys of New Zealand is operated by KiwiRail. With a long and proud history of connecting people and places for more than 150 years, our internationally acclaimed scenic train and ferry journeys navigate some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes.

‘The Great Journeys of New Zealand’ unites our four iconic journeys: Northern Explorer, Interislander, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine. Our journeys are at the heart of what we do and offer the best way to experience New Zealand, connecting tourists with our landscapes, people, places and culture. We have the unique ability to take people to places which are largely inaccessible. Carrying more than one million passengers a year, the Great Journeys of New Zealand is a business that is going places with bold plans to grow further in the years to come.

We are proud to be a TRENZ Event Partner again this year, and we look forward to seeing you in our lounge and booth area no.5006.

For more information on The Great Journeys of New Zealand, please click here.

Tranzit Group

Event Partner

Tranzit Group is proud to be the exclusive coach transport supplier of TRENZ 2018.

With more than 95 years’ experience in the transport and tourism industry, we can guarantee that we have the right transport solution for your next occasion. We’re honest, trustworthy, award-winning and down-to-earth, and because we’re 100% Kiwi-owned and operated, we ‘get’ you. Enjoy the comfort that Tranzit can provide with our large and modern fleet of vehicles ranging from 12-53 seats ranging 3 to 5 stars.

We provide coaches for Grand Pacific Tours, Contiki, Trafalgar, Saga, Kiwi Experience and AAT Kings and are the preferred transport provider for all major sporting events in New Zealand including RWC2011, FIFA U-20 2015, RLWC 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard here in Rotorua and in the future.

For more information on Tranzit Group, please click here.