Event in the spotlight: CINZ Fright Night

Delegates got the fright of their lives at a horror-movie themed dinner as part of the CINZ Conference.
CINZ hosted Fright Night at the Museum during the annual conference.

New Zealand’s business events industry got the fright of their lives at a horror-movie themed dinner on 31 October, as part of the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) annual conference.

Appropriately timed for Halloween, the event was themed Fright Night at the Museum, and took place at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Jennifer Halliday, head of sales at Auckland War Memorial Museum said the event was a chance for guests to experience the museum after hours.

“We were thrilled to host such an influential audience and to be involved in collaborating with a team of New Zealand’s top suppliers to create a lasting product for our unique venue,” she said.

Eyeball garnished cocktails were on the menu.

The group of 200 guests arrived in Halloween costume at the museum’s Grand Foyer where spooky-style cocktails were served.

Lights were dimmed suddenly, and a scream was heard from above. Guests were led upstairs through the Museum’s galleries to encounter horrors including vampires, a headless violinist and a cave with a ghost projection.

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Making their way up to the top floor, guests were welcomed to a dining room with chandeliers and spider-webs hanging above black linen tables.

The group was served a three-course dinner by Urban Gourmet, which included a spectacular ‘trick or treat’ station for dessert.

Entertainment was taken care of by The Production and Music Agency.

A QuikPix photo booth allowed guests to record their night, before dancing the night away with music from The Production and Music Agency.

Other suppliers involved in the event included Multi-Media, Total Event and Pacific Linen.

Delegates got into the Halloween theme.

CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan said the event provided an opportunity to test out a brand new product.

“CINZ is continually seeking to lead the way in fostering talent and creating new products for its hero annual events, MEETINGS and CINZ Conference,” she said.

“We wanted to design this event as a legacy-building opportunity, creating a product that could continue to be sold by our members.”

Guests looking spooky outside the museum

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