Tourism & Events

Business Events Southland

Great south’s regional convention bureau operates as Business Events Southland.

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We offer a one-stop shop for business events planners to access the best, and most comprehensive information about Southland’s conference and meeting operators. Our team are here to help inject Southland’s vibrancy into your event.

Large or small, the key to a successful event lies in the planning and no one knows Southland like we do. We offer free and impartial advice and can match and connect you to the right people and businesses across Southland to ensure your next event is an unforgettable experience for you and your delegates. All suppliers in Southland are represented and we will share the options available based on your brief.

If you are considering holding your event in Murihiku Southland but you want to experience it before committing, we would be happy to host you and introduce you to what the region has to offer. We will arrange an itinerary that introduces you to the most appropriate operators, give insight to support with your decision making, so that you have complete confidence our region will meet your needs.

Whether it be that you are considering a selection of destinations or know Southland is the place for you, our team can prepare a detailed proposal. Whether it’s conference venues, hotels, motels, lodges, social function venues, activity and attractions providers, transport, AV, and/or catering, our team will work directly with operators and present you options that fit your brief including investigation of availability and costings.

If your delegates have a partner joining them, or you would like to encourage your delegates to spend time in region pre and post conference, our team can provide activity itinerary suggestions allowing delegates to discover all that Southland has to offer visitors.

Are you looking for additional support in bringing your conference to New Zealand? We work alongside Tourism New Zealand and its Conference Assistance Program to help you bring your international conference to New Zealand. This programme is available to any association or organisation that is considering bringing a conference to New Zealand with a minimum of 200 delegates.

Ready to take your event to the next stage? Great! Get in touch with our team: 

karen witham bw

Karen Witham

Conference and Events Manager

027 777 8997

janine daniel bw

Janine Daniel

Business Development Executive

027 770 7775