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Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre to host AHICE 2024 in September

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre to host AHICE 2024 in September

The Aotearoa Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) is back in 2024 for another unmissable two-day event this time in the South Island.

Taking place in Christchurch, New Zealand on September 25-26, 2024, AHICE Aotearoa will again provide a major conference and networking opportunity for the hotel industry.

After a two hugely successful events in Auckland in 2022 and Wellington 2023, the 2024 conference promises another stellar line-up of speakers from across New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Australia and globally.

Hosted by Hospitality Business’ sister publication, HM Magazine and the Hotel Council Aotearoa, AHICE Aotearoa will be held at the centrally located Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

Over 30 sponsors are currently onboard for AHICE Aotearoa – headlined by Principal Partners Accor, EVT, IHG Hotels and Resorts and The Ascott Limited – alongside many of New Zealand’s leading hotel operators and suppliers.

“We are proud to be hosting AHICE Aotearoa in the beautiful city of Christchurch in September this year,” said AHICE Global President and Chair, James Wilkinson.

“At AHICE Aotearoa 2024, attendees can once more expect some evocative keynotes, world-class panels, data dumps, global speakers and all supported by New Zealand’s leading hotels, chains and suppliers.

“We will also be hosting several of our renowned networking events in both hotels and at some of the city’s leading arts venues.

“Over the coming weeks we will start revealing some fantastic global and local speakers and for now, it’s time to book your ticket to Christchurch.”

This year’s event will again include an exhibition, providing industry suppliers the opportunity to pitch to New Zealand’s largest hotels in one place.

Hotel Council Aotearoa (HCA) Strategic Director, James Doolan, said HCA is excited to see the return of this important industry event and in the South Island for the first time.

“After hugely successful events in Auckland and Wellington, we’re delighted to now bring AHICE Aotearoa to the Mainland,” he said. “We’re looking forward to experiencing the wonderful Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre first-hand.

“AHICE Aotearoa has quickly become a ‘must-do’ event on New Zealand’s tourism calendar, with high-calibre public and private sector speakers from offshore and home.

“For suppliers and sponsors, AHICE Aotearoa is the perfect opportunity to network with New Zealand’s leading hotel general managers, owners, brand companies, developers and investors.”

The third hosting of AHICE Aotearoa follows the continued success of the Asia Pacific event, which was held in Adelaide in May 2024 and attended by a record 1,503 delegates, making it the largest accommodation event in the Asia Pacific region.

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