Conference Support Programme

The Air New Zealand Conference Support Programme is designed to support organisations hosting international conferences in New Zealand.

How can we help?

If you are bidding to host a conference in New Zealand, Air New Zealand is keen to ensure you have the greatest possible chance of winning the bid. Support that Air New Zealand can provide to help you make the best possible case when bidding to host a conference in New Zealand includes:

  • Return travel on Air New Zealand services for up to two people to New Zealand for a pre-event site inspection, redeemable once New Zealand is confirmed as the conference location*
  • Air New Zealand content for your bid documents, including information on how easy it is to reach New Zealand from any part of the globe on Air New Zealand and our partner airlines

If you are marketing a conference in New Zealand to international participants, sign up with Air New Zealand’s Conference Support Programme and international participants registered to attend the conference will be able to access great offers for travel on Air New Zealand’s international services.

Registered participants from relevant markets will receive access to discounted travel on Air New Zealand operated flights when booking their international travel online to attend the conference in New Zealand. Terms and conditions apply.

Participants planning on taking a companion to New Zealand with them and who book their companion’s travel at the same time will enjoy the same discount for their travel companion.

Air New Zealand’s Conference Support Programme is intended for conferences where participants are purchasing travel individually. For conferences where the conference host is organising and purchasing group travel for participants to attend, please contact your nearest Air New Zealand office to obtain a quote for travel.

Who's eligible to apply?

Air New Zealand welcomes applications from the hosts or organisers of conferences in New Zealand that meet the following criteria:

  • At least 150 international participants are expected to attend
  • There is at least a six month lead time before the conference commences
  • Preference will be given to support conferences that take place during New Zealand’s autumn, winter or spring months (between April and November).

Working in partnership

To maximise attendance at your conference we need your help with promoting the Air New Zealand travel offers to potential conference participants. Eligible conferences must be able to commit to the following:

  • Appointment of Air New Zealand as the exclusive airline partner for the conference
  • Placement of an Air New Zealand fare-finder on the conference website
  • Communication of the Air New Zealand travel offer and relevant promotional information to event participants

Simply fill in and scan your completed application form and email to:

We will contact you within 10 business days to advise if your application has been successful or to seek additional information.

*The offer of return travel to New Zealand for up to two people for a pre-event site inspection is available only where organisations will be presenting a bid to host a conference in New Zealand. Travel is able to be redeemed once New Zealand has been confirmed as the location for the conference. Offer excludes departure or other taxes and/or surcharges (if any).

Terms & Conditions
Applications for Air New Zealand’s Conference Support Programme open from 1 July 2014. Air New Zealand reserves the right to accept or reject applications for the Conference Support at its sole discretion. Air New Zealand will consider only one application for the Conference Support Programme, per conference. Applications may be submitted either at the bidding stage or once a conference has been confirmed for New Zealand. Applications for participation in Air New Zealand’s Conference Support Programme can be made by either the organisation hosting the conference or the conference organiser. Participation in Air New Zealand’s Conference Support Programme is subject to signing of a Conference Support Agreement. Air New Zealand may withdraw the Conference Support Programme or change the Terms and Conditions of the Conference Support Programme without notice.