Te Pae team in action at AIME Tradeshow

Te Pae team in action at AIME Tradeshow

28 February 2024

Four members of our Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre team joined a strong New Zealand contingent at the 2024 AIME (Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event) Tradeshow held in Melbourne 19-21 February.

The leading trade event for the meetings and event industry in the Asia Pacific region, this year’s AIME event was a vibrant celebration of the business events community.

Our Business Development team returned feeling inspired and excited about new opportunities and connections made. Over the three-day conference, Heidi Heming and Gillian Officer were busy with 37 appointments with a variety of Australian buyers.  These meetings, along with the amazing Neon Carnival welcome event and the numerous valuable knowledge sessions, were all highlights for AIME 2024. It was fantastic to be part of the largest ever 100% Pure New Zealand team stand.

Te Pae Christchurch is already well-known for our leadership in sustainability, and it was with great pride that our General Manager Ross Steele attended an AIME media presentation to announce that we have achieved Toitū net carbonzero certification. We believe Te Pae Christchurch is the first convention centre in Australasia to achieve this certification, which is a credit to our entire team. Also presenting this media session was Megan Crum, Head of Business Events at ChristchurchNZ, who shared the exciting news about the launch of their Conference Legacy Project.

“The Australian buyers we met enjoyed the stories of our building design and our connection to place, and they shared with us some great new opportunities for our venue and the city of Christchurch. There was such a positive vibe on the show floor, and the New Zealand stand drew a strong crowd of interested buyers,” said Heidi Heming, Te Pae Business Development Manager Australia.  

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