A bright spotlight has been cast on the Waikato region as an ideal place to host business conferences and events following the success of the second annual Hamilton & Waikato Business Events Waikato Showcase today.
A coach load of Australian hosted buyers ticked an item off their bucket lists following CINZ MEEETINGS Tradeshow last month. Following the tradeshow 30 lucky hosted buyers were treated to a whirlwind Waikato famil, visiting both Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre, and the world-famous Hobbiton Movie Set.
Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre are currently in the process of refurbishing their 147 hotel rooms, with 86 Superior Rooms and Suites completed prior to June 2017 and a further 37 are due for completion by the end of 2017.
Let’s be honest, the talk behind the scenes prior to any conference is usually, “I really don’t want to go... I hate these things” and once there you will notice people seem a little on edge keeping their ‘work face’ on... So naturally, you would be skeptical if we told you we found a place where the delegates didn’t want to leave because they felt so at home… ‘Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends’ is a moto LaValla has taken on and it seems it’s working..
The Waikato River Explorer is set for a big summer season, with new jetty facilities under construction at Hamilton Gardens. Darren Mills (Owner) says that as part of the ongoing development programme at Hamilton Gardens, the Explorer’s temporary pontoon and ramp will be replaced with a new structure come September 2017.