Want to make your next business event a success? We offer end-to-end support free of charge.

How we can help

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International bidding

If you want to bring your international industry conference to Auckland, ACB can help you every step of the way. From developing an initial strategy through to implementing a winning bid, you’ll have ACB’s expertise, connections and resources at your fingertips. We can help you with:

  • carrying out obligation-free financial feasibility studies
  • assistance in applying for bid funding (criteria apply)
  • advice and quotes for venues, activities, accommodation, and service providers
  • preparing professional bid documents and presentations
  • free and bespoke promotional resources to boost delegate numbers, including collateral, images, guides and videos.
Event planning support

Planning an event can be daunting, but with free, impartial advice from ACB, finding the right people, places and services is easy. From celebrity speakers and audio-visual services to delegate activities, we know Auckland inside out and can find those hidden gems you've been looking for that will take your event to the next level. We can help you with:

  • provide advice and source quotes on your behalf to assist you in choosing the right venues, services, accommodation, transport, activities and entertainment
  • arranging site inspections on your behalf
  • personalised Auckland familiarisation tours, so you can experience first-hand what the region has to offer
  • creating a proposal tailored to your needs
  • online supplier search tools
  • free marketing resources.
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Curating experiences

There’s so much to see and do in Auckland beyond the boardroom, and with our local knowledge, it’s easy to choose the right activities for your group. Our combination of city style and natural beauty means you can offer your delegates unforgettable experiences from wine tastings and gourmet food tours to sailing and dolphin spotting. We can help you with:

  • unique team building event ideas
  • inspiring incentive travel and reward programmes
  • itinerary ideas
  • meaningful CSR and give-back opportunities
  • pre- and post-event touring ideas
  • connection to organisations to arrange educational tours, workplace visits or field trips
  • providing ideas, planning and booking Auckland experiences for friends and family with our Accompanying Person Programme.

Connecting

Great business events only come together when the right people come together. We help you stay connected with people in your industry, from fellow event planners to service providers – as well as the ACB team.
You can stay connected by:

  • joining our networking events and functions
  • signing up for our enewsletter to keep up to date with new event services, products and offers
  • receiving updates from us on LinkedIn
  • talking to us at tradeshows.
Latest news
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Conference win will showcase Auckland’s AI capability

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) research will be on global display when the city hosts the 31st International Conference of Neural Information Processing 2024 (ICONIP) this December.

Auckland wins major principals convention

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland will host the International Confederation of Principals (ICP) World Convention in 2026, putting New Zealand’s education community on the world stage.  

Testimonials
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Dr Hossein Sarrafzadeh, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland

"The Auckland Convention Bureau international bidding team is simply fantastic. In fact, they made the impossible possible. The level of agility they showed in preparing a very effective bid document was unprecedented. The document was of the highest quality too, which, in my view, had won over the steering committee before I even presented the bid. I cannot recommend them highly enough."

Pauline Prince, GS1 New Zealand

“Whether it is a small exclusive function, large-scale two-day conference, teambuilding activities or product launch, they have always delivered to my brief.”
 

Chris Keeping, New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

“When putting together an event in an unfamiliar city, access to the contacts provided by Auckland Convention Bureau has been a real bonus.”