XPO Exhibitions Wins Industry Award for Third Year in a Row

XPO Exhibitions Wins Industry Award for Third Year in a Row

For the third consecutive year, XPO Exhibitions has taken home the “Best New Zealand Show” award for its Auckland event, at the EEAA (Exhibition and Events Association of Australasia) Awards for Excellence;  buildnz | designex & The National Safety Show reinforcing their position as the country’s leading industry event organiser. XPO were also finalists in the ‘Best New Product or Service’ category for it’s ‘XPO Leads App’ lead retrieval technology.

Announced in Sydney last night at a gala dinner & awards ceremony the 2015 EEAA Awards for Excellence celebrated the Australasian exhibition and event industry's most outstanding achievers.

Judges said... “The buildnz | designex & The  National Safety Showevent addressed important issues across the industry and an extensive communications strategy, leveraging of leading industry associations, media partners and targeted marketing ensured the event’s success. The event exceeded all sales targets and achieved its highest ever attendance: more than 300 exhibitors and 6,000+ visitors.”

XPO's Events & Sales Director, Tony Waite, says, “Over the past 3 years XPO exhibitions has been finalists in 7 EEAA Award categories and won 5 of those, demonstrating that New Zealand delivers best in class events comparable to many others around the world. The power of face to face event marketing can never be underestimated – no other marketing platform can match its power to Showcase, Educate and Sell your products and services to a targeted industry audience.

“We’d like to thank those that have supported XPO Exhibitions in delivering world class events and technology to New Zealand’s business sectors. XPO looks forward to working with you all again in 2016 to deliver many more successful and world class events.”

Previous XPO Awards include:

  • 2014 EEAA Winner ‘Best New Show in Australasia’ - Canterbury buildnz | designex
  • 2014 EEAA Winner ‘Best NZ Show’ (consumer and trade) - Canterbury buildnz | designex
  • 2014 EEAA Finalist ‘Best Trade Show Under 10,000m2’ - Canterbury buildnz | designex
  • 2013 EEAA Winner ‘Best Trade Show Under 10,000m2’ – buildnz | designex Auckland
  • 2013 EEAA Winner ‘Best NZ Show’ (consumer and trade) - buildnz | designex Auckland

XPO's portfolio consists of 13 trade show brands including, New Zealand Gift and Homeware Fairs, Foodtech Packtech (FTPT), buildnz | designex (Auckland & Canterbury), Mybiz Expo, The National Safety Show, Engineering, Machinery & Electronics Exhibition (EMEX), Materials Handling and Logistics Expo (MHL), SouthMACH and the South Island Hospitality Show.


XPO Exhibitions Ltd (XPO) owns and organises a portfolio of New Zealand's largest and longest-running 'business-to-business' trade show exhibitions and events. XPO purchased the majority of its trade shows from the subsidiary of the Daily Mail Group UK, DMG Worldwide Media NZ Ltd in January 2010. In 2013 XPO acquired an additional portfolio of industry trade shows from Hayley Media. XPO has also launched a number of new trade shows including the New Zealand Food Innovation Showcase and Mybiz Expo.

XPO will help you Showcase, Educate and Sell your products and services to broad array of business sectors and industry decision makers. www.xpo.co.nz