Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ)

Best Stand Award Winners

The Best Stand Awards are a highlight of MEETINGS and announcements are made at the MEETINGS Dinner at the conclusion of the event. The Best Stand Awards are proudly sponsored by Meeting Newz.

Meeting Newz engaged three respected, independent judges to choose the winners and runners up in two categories. The 2012 judges were:

Gretchen Irvine Pallative Care Australia
John Ayoub – HoT Events
Glenda Harding – Harding Consultants
Jill Warner – New Zealand Institute of Highway Technology

Individual stand

The judges said the staff on this stand were warm and approachable and made an effort to capture buyers from the aisle. The product and service were displayed in an innovative way and they were giving out a quirky gift.


The judges said this stand was visually appealing with the women dressed to match both the display and the image of the product. They were also proactive in offering an incentive to book their services.
Regional stand

The judges found this stand quirky and interesting with plenty of eye catching elements. The region is obviously not afraid to have its senior managers get their hands dirty in weird and wonderful ways.

Runner up: ROTORUA

The judges like the fresh juice and the fresh approach of this regional stand. The participants are obviously proud of what they have got and happy to sell it.