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buildnz | designex wins international awards

buildnz | designex wins international awards

XPO exhibitions New Zealand’s largest trade exhibition and event organiser is pleased to announce that we beat the Aussies winning 2 prestigious awards at the 2013 EEAA Awards for Excellence including, Best Trade Show under 10,000m2 and Best NZ Show overall.

Being the only NZ entrant in the Best Trade Show under 10,000m2 category and up against leading Australian exhibition and event organisers the small NZ team at XPO were considered the under dogs. Judges said...

The Trade event and exhibition industry is vibrant and abuzz with innovation, world first launches and solid expansion. While many may believe that social media and online technology is the out front leader in modern sales and marketing, Auckland based company XPO Exhibitions knows differently.

“Trade Shows are enjoying an incredible resurgence in popularity in New Zealand,” says managing director Brent Spillane. “People tend to have a preconceived idea that New Zealand is too small to host quality industry exhibitions, but that’s just not true,” says Brent. “Many world first innovations are being launched at our existing industry events and we estimate hundreds of millions of dollars in trade is happening onsite each year. This win is a signal to the industry that the Kiwis produce award winning events that sit on a level with the best in the world. “

The future looks bright with continued development and innovation including the launch of XPO’s newest event Canterbury buildnz | designex due to run July 31st – August 2nd 2014. At 90% sold already the show is definitely filling a need for the Canterbury region as it embarks on the biggest rebuild of a major NZ city.

In addition, XPO’s portfolio has increased to 13 brands through its recent acquisition of Hayley Media Exhibitions as it continues to focus on growth and development in this exciting industry. XPO events include, New Zealand Gift & Homewares Fairs, Engineering Machinery & Electronics Exhibition (EMEX), Foodtech Packtech, BuildNZ, Designex, MyBiz Expo, The National Safety Show, MHL (Materials Handling & Logistics) Show, SouthMACH and the South Island Hospitality Show.

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