Want to make your next business event a success? Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) can help you from start to finish – and our services are completely free.

Event planning support

Planning an event can be daunting, but with free, impartial advice from ACB, finding the right people, places and services is easy.
We can help you with:

  • choosing the right venues, services, accommodation, transport, activities and entertainment
  • arranging site inspections on your behalf
  • personalised Auckland familiarisation tours, so you can experience first-hand what the region has to offer
  • creating a proposal tailored to your needs
  • online supplier search tools
  • free marketing resources.

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International bidding


If you’re a New Zealander and want to bring an international conference to your home ground, ACB’s bid team can help you every step of the way, from developing an initial strategy through to implementing a winning bid.
We can help you with:

  • carrying out financial feasibility studies
  • assistance in applying for bid funding (criteria apply)
  • advice and quotes for venues, activities, accommodation, and service providers
  • preparing professional bid documents
  • free promotional resources to boost delegate numbers, including collateral, images, guides and DVDs.

Find out how to bid for an international conference with us

Promoting your event

Whether you want to boost delegate numbers for your Auckland event, present a proposal to your colleagues, or bid to host an international conference, inspiring promotional materials could make all the difference.
We can help you with:

  • inspiring itinerary ideas 
  • brochures and maps
  • access to our image library
  • Auckland business events promotional DVD
  • collateral to assist you in marketing your event.

Curating experiences


There’s so much to see and do in Auckland beyond the boardroom, and with our local knowledge, it’s easy to choose the right activities for your group. Our combination of city style and natural beauty means you can offer your delegates unforgettable experiences from wine tastings and gourmet food tours to sailing and dolphin spotting.
We can help you with:

  • teambuilding ideas
  • incentive travel
  • itinerary ideas
  • pre- and post-event ideas
  • providing ideas, planning and booking Auckland experiences for friends and family with our Accompanying Person Programme.


Great business events only come together when the right people come together. We help you stay connected with people in your industry, from fellow event planners to service providers – as well as the ACB team.
You can stay connected by:

  • joining our networking events and functions
  • signing up for our enewsletter to keep up to date with new event services, products and offers
  • receiving updates from us on 
  • talking to us at tradeshows.

What people say about working with us

Dr Hossein Sarrafzadeh
Centre of Computational Intelligence for Cyber Security
Department of Computing Faculty of Creative Industries and Business
Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland

The Auckland Convention Bureau international bidding team is simply fantastic. In fact, they made the impossible possible. The level of agility they showed in preparing a very effective bid document was unprecedented. The document was of the highest quality too, which, in my view, had won over the steering committee before I even presented the bid. I cannot recommend them highly enough.


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Pauline Prince

Events and Sponsorship Manager, GS1 New Zealand (previously EAN NZ)
“Whether it is a small exclusive function, large-scale two-day conference, teambuilding activities or product launch, they have always delivered to my brief.”

Selwyn Haworth

Auckland JP Association, Chairman of Committee
“ACB allocated us an account manager who provided information, assisted us in viewing selected options and explained in layman’s terms the difference between the quotations we received.”

Chris Keeping

New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards
“When putting together an event in an unfamiliar city, access to the contacts provided by Auckland Convention Bureau has been a real bonus.”