Join the Nelson Convention Bureau

Nelson Convention Bureau provides comprehensive local knowledge on venues, transport, accommodation, activity operators and support services in Nelson Tasman.

We aim to assist our region's businesses grow their MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) business, and make it easy for conference and event organisers to choose the best businesses to support a specific event in the Nelson Tasman region. 

The Bureau is a partner-based dedicated convention agency housed within Nelson Tasman Tourism. 

Benefits of being a Convention Bureau member include:

Representation to Relevant Markets
  • Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) annual conference
  • Specific industry trade shows MEETINGS and CONVENE SOUTH
  • Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs) and corporate event organisers
  • Inclusion in conference itineraries and support services
  • Inclusion in written proposals, multimedia presentations and conference bids
  • Inclusion in itineraries for hosted PCOs and sector media if product matches the brief
  • Inclusion in regional editorials as appropriate
Access to Resources for PCOs and Event Organisers
  • National convention activity and delegate survey results (CAS and CDS)
  • Access to database of Conference and Incentive (C&I) buyers
  • Comprehensive Nelson Tasman image library and high definition film footage to support individual operator's marketing activities to support conference bids and boost delegate numbers
  • Opportunity to post a welcome message to your delegates in the Nelson Airport terminal – email
Inclusion in Marketing Collateral and Resources Promoting the Region and Member Businesses
  • Complimentary copies of the Nelson Tasman Delegate Passport, a DLE booklet with information on relevant operators in the region. We can provide a passport for each delegate while here for a conference or as a support piece for bid documents. Download the Nelson Tasman Delegate Passport here
  • Access to high definition regional film footage and high-resolution images of the region to support proposals, presentations, essential conference documents and other marketing activities
  • Free listing in the Conference section of website:
  • Free listing for CDMG members in the Event Planning Directory on
Industry Connections

The Nelson Convention Bureau:

  • Is a Gold member of CINZ giving access to Australasian databases and event entry
  • Hosts CDMG networking meetings and updates
  • Attends industry events organised by Tourism NZ's business events team
  • Represents the Nelson Tasman region at New Zealand Convention Bureaux meetings 


Want more information?

To find out more about being involved in the Nelson Regional Development Agency Business Events programme contact us here.