Success Stories

The Destination Rotorua Business Events team have helped event organisers plan their meetings, conferences and special events for years. We’re local experts and we delight in growing Rotorua’s international reputation as an exceptional year-round conference destination.

With our in-depth industry experience, proven processes and remarkable in-market connections, together we’ll deliver an innovative and engaging conference that achieves your set objectives. But don’t just take our word for it. 

To give you an idea of what we can do, we'd like to share some of our recent success stories.

“A big thank you for last week and taking us around the different venues.  We had a great time and Leah was superb!  I wish I had used your services earlier.”

- Shaun Sutcliffe, Executive Director, International Needs New Zealand

"Leah at Rotorua Business Event centre provided us with a package that showcased the best Rotorua had to offer. The proposal had every detail required in order to make the best decision for our business on where to hold our annual conference. The personal introductions created the ease of transfer from package proposal to activating and booking requirements that much more fluid. It was a pleasure dealing with Leah and her team, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others."

– Charlotte Fraser, Sales Leader, NZ TriCab, Christchurch

"Managing a conference in Rotorua reminded us that the very best people live and work there. You feel the manaakitanga. Hosting a business event in Rotorua is such a delight, as everyone works together, and the greetings are so warm and genuine.”

– Arna Wahl Davies, Director, Composition

"For Master Painters New Zealand, Rotorua offered more options than other destinations in New Zealand. The mix of outdoor options, cultural experiences and accommodation options provides one of the best mixes for delegates in the country.



"The team at Destination Rotorua made researching venues and facilities very easy. They arranged a variety of options and providers so that we could get the best mix for our members.

"For us, the fact that we managed to hold the event in 2020 was a testament to the determination of our organisation and the parties in the Rotorua region. It was considered to be one of the best events we have ever held with all parties working together to make it a memorable experience for our members and industry partners."

 Brian Miller, Chief Executive, Master Painters Association of NZ

"Rotorua provides amazing value for money and true Kiwi manaakitanga. With a diverse range of facilities, and operators that are flexible and accommodating, this is a destination which shows they are keen to host your next business event and appreciate you.


"The Destination Rotorua Business Events team are friendly, approachable, responsive and knowledgeable. Whether it’s a high-end retreat for 20, or an international conference for 400, the team are always available and keen to help. Let them be your on-the-ground eyes and ears with the local connections to ensure your attendees and stakeholders have an unforgettable event experience."


  Raewyn Tse, Project Manager, Conference Innovators


"Rotorua provided us a fantastic conference destination that offered an array of meeting options but also unique experiences for our attendees.


"Destination Rotorua was fantastic and made it so easy to collect all supplier quotes and proposals into one document. They arranged a famil tour for myself and my CE to come and experience the venues, arranged meetings with suppliers so that we knew exactly what we were going to get. They made the research part of my job super easy and I'm confident now in the destination we selected will deliver a memorable conference experience for our members."

– Holly Morchat, General Manager, ACE New Zealand

"We're writing to express our deepest gratitude for the unforgettable experience we had in Rotorua. Our hearts are full of appreciation for the warmth and hospitality shown to us during our visit.

A special shout-out to Vanessa and her fantastic team at RotoruaNZ Businesses Events for orchestrating such a delightful experience. Your efforts in showcasing the best of Rotorua were truly commendable and made our visit truly special.

We were immensely impressed by the strong sense of community and pride evident in Rotorua. The culture, the people, and the vibrant energy of the city have left a lasting impression on us. We're excited about the prospect of bringing incredible events to your city and introducing more groups to the unique charm of Rotorua.  We can't wait to collaborate with you to create memorable events and experiences."

– Damien Sprey, Project and Events Manager, AttendNZ