Attendees at the recent NZ Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling (AIMS) conference were impressed to receive goodie bags stocked with Melora and Mānuka Secrets Mānuka products. The Welcome gift packs set the scene for a three-day programme featuring an equally impressive range of keynote speakers, tour activities and a gala dinner.
NZ AIMS has a vision to embed “best practice in educating emerging adolescents”. The 2016 conference theme of Together Towards Tomorrow brought together a range of highly talented and experienced keynote speakers who were all asked to inspire, educate, motivate and encourage participants on their educational journey.
As New Zealand Mānuka Group is a loyal and dedicated supporter of our local communities, this was an important and very worthwhile conference for our company to support. We were equally thrilled to hear that the delegates enjoyed their Mānuka products so much.
“I wanted to extend our thanks for your donation of products and assistance with the NZ AIMS conference delegate goodie bags,” wrote conference organizer, Jo Finlay. “The bags played an important part in welcoming our delegates to the Eastern Bay of Plenty and it enabled them to get a taste of all the wonderful things our region has to offer.”
The conference attracted over 150 delegates from all over New Zealand, and even a few representatives from Australia. Held at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, a high-tech new campus in Whakatane, visitors to the region also took the opportunity to participate in local tours organised including a trip to White Island.
“We conducted a survey to gain insight into some of the economic benefits that this conference brought to our region,” said Jo Finlay. “It's great to see that events such as this really do bring financial returns to our region.”