Event in the spotlight: Fiestaval in the Sky


The event was complete with colourful styling, Mexican eats and Latin music.

Hundreds of business event professionals gathered in Auckland last week for Conventions and Incentives New Zealand’s (CINZ) annual business events showcase, CINZ MEETINGS 2019.

The two-day exhibition culminated in a colorful, high energy gala celebration at SkyCity Convention Centre, dubbed Fiestaval in the Sky.

Complete with South American theming, delicious Mexican-inspired bites and cocktails galore, the gala event was a huge success.

The event was managed and designed by Total Event, which transformed the venue into a fiesta atmosphere, with brightly coloured papel picado banners strung from the roof and street stall-inspired pop up bars.

Taking over the entire fifth floor of the venue, the event gave attendees a taste of South American, Mexican and Latin cuisine, with catering provided by The Kitchen at SkyCity.

The Production and Music Agency was tasked with producing the entertainment, which included a Latin band, DJ and dancers, plus a silent disco.

Encore brought their expertise to provide staging, lighting and integrated digital technologies for the event.

The evening was not only a farewell for MEETINGS 2019, but also a farewell for SkyCity Convention Centre, which is closing in late October to make way for new tourism attractions.

Next year’s CINZ MEETINGS will be held on 22 and 23 April 2020 at ASB Showgrounds in Auckland.

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