Image taken at the RTONZ-IBO Trade Event 2015

Trish has successfully managed significant tourism industry trade events for her clients. 

Events themselves generally have a fixed deadline and so thorough pre-planning, an aptitude for logistics and a calm approach are key to their successes.

Current Events

Regional Tourism Organisations of New Zealand (RTONZ) annual trade days (image above) with inbound tour companies.

  • Key Tasks include

    • Co-ordination of the venue to host 28 RTO's and over 100 Inbound tour company managers per day

    • Liaison with the venue, RTO's and IBO's

    • Management of the flow of the days' events

  • The 2019 event is in Auckland 10-11 April 2019.  For more details visit here.

Past Events

Tourism New Zealand's, KEA (Kiwi Expert Agent) Showcase Trade Day in Auckland 2003 and then again contracted for the Christchurch event in 2005. 

  • Key Tasks:

    • Co-ordination of four function venues

    • Four exhibition display areas for 65 New Zealand tourism suppliers (exhibitors)

    • Various forms of innovative transport between each of the four venues

    • Movement of 120 KEA agents during the day, and on time

Trish worked closely with our office during the planning phase for the KEA Showcase Trade Day. On the day the logistics involved in managing the event were significant and Trish ensured that the day went very smoothly, for both the KEA agents and New Zealand suppliers.
— Gregg Anderson, Regional Manager Australia for Tourism New Zealand