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June 7, 2019 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

From Frankfurt to Auckland, AEG Ogden is spreading the word that Te Pae Christchurch will be ‘an experience like no other’ sparking interest from global convention decision makers to explore Christchurch for future events.

In collaboration with Tourism New Zealand, Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and ChristchurchNZ Convention Bureau, Te Pae Christchurch engaged with over 65 potential clients to showcase all the city and venue has to offer at the annual MEETINGS NZ held in Auckland last week.

Te Pae Christchurch General Manager, Ross Steele, and his team, reconnected with previous and future clients to share his vision on the experiential offerings that will be delivered.

MEETINGS NZ participant, Mike Pickford, Executive Director of ASN Events organises more than 60 conventions a year and has Christchurch in its sights to bring around 1,000 delegates to the city in November 2020.

“At ASN Events, we have worked with AEG Ogden for close to 20 years with numerous international conventions throughout Asia Pacific. It gives us, and our clients, enormous confidence in the delivery of service excellence that is critical within the first months of a new venue opening.

“On announcement of AEG Ogden as venue operator of Te Pae Christchurch earlier this year, we immediately started discussing future opportunities,” Mr Pickford said.

New Zealand has a unique culture and is renowned for its warm and welcoming hospitality that has been intertwined in the architectural building design and will be expanded throughout all areas of Te Pae Christchurch’s operation.

“Clients tell us that New Zealand is an appealing destination with a great story to tell, that is why it is important that we reflect the warm local culture within everything we do,“ Mr Steele said.

As part of the MEETINGS NZ program, 20 clients joined the ‘Christchurch Uncovered’ post tour to experience the revitalisation of the city firsthand and included an exclusive ‘hard-hat’ site tour of Te Pae Christchurch, that is more than 50% complete.

MEETINGS is the only national tradeshow in New Zealand for the business events industry, organised by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ). Once a year, the conference, meetings & events, exhibition and travel incentive sector come together to discuss new business opportunities across the country.

Held over two days, MEETINGS NZ has been bringing together buyers and sellers of conference and incentive travel products, to grow mutual business opportunities and share knowledge and ideas.

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