Te Pae Christchurch Bolsters Business Development Ranks

1 November 2019

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has further strengthened its business development team, finalising the appointment of two new Business...

Te Pae Christchurch Bolsters Business Development Ranks

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has further strengthened its business development team, finalising the appointment of two new Business Development Managers.

The venue has attracted a high calibre of applications during its pre-opening period, with people keen to be involved in the regeneration of Christchurch and drawn to the opportunities offered by venue operator ASM Global’s global meets local approach.

Joining Director of Business Development Gillian Officer and Business Development Manager (New Zealand) Hayley McKay, who has been involved with Te Pae Christchurch since 2016 in a project management capacity, are Business Development Managers (Australia) Angela King and Mel Wong.

Returning to Christchurch from Queenstown, where she was the Executive Assistant Manager at Novotel Lakeside, King has 20 years’ experience in hotels, including conference and incentive management for large hotel chains in Australia and New Zealand.

Working alongside King in the Australian market will be Wong, who joins Te Pae Christchurch from Christchurch International Airport, where she was Trade Development Manager. Wong has more than 20 years’ experience in the wider tourism industry, having started her career with Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand.

The pair will be working closely with clients in Australia and look forward to meeting with industry professionals at update events planned for Melbourne and Sydney in early December.

Officer said the quality of applicants for the business development roles was testament to the Te Pae Christchurch project, and the career development opportunities available through ASM Global’s international network.

“The team we are building in the business development area of Te Pae Christchurch come from many backgrounds and disciplines but have proven themselves as experts in their fields. All have demonstrated a commitment to making a difference to the regeneration of the city through the work done by Te Pae Christchurch,” Officer said.

“I have no doubt they will deliver a great result for Te Pae Christchurch and for the city of Christchurch as we work towards our opening in October 2020.”

For more information please see Te Pae Christchurch’s latest progress video. A timelapse of the build to date and artist impressions of the final building are also available.

Date: 29 October 2019

Media Contact: Emma Hartley, Te Pae Christchurch, Communications Manager

T: +64 27 778 1126 | E: ehartley@tepae.co.nz

About Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre is a crown-led major anchor project for the regeneration of Christchurch delivered by Ōtākaro Limited and is proudly managed by ASM Global. Opening in October 2020, Te Pae Christchurch will have capacity to host up to 2,000 delegates for a variety of national and international events. It will feature world-class purpose-built facilities including a 1,400 seat auditorium, up to 2,800 square metres of exhibition space and 24 meeting rooms. For more information visit tepae.co.nz

About ASM Global

ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the merger of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centres, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people –through the unique power of live experiences.

ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world delivers locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners, and operations, and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com