Friday, June 21, 2013

New convention centre to open in Auckland

News this week: New Zealand is set to receive a new US$250 million convention centre in 2017. Named the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC), the new venue will be designed, built and operated by the Skycity Entertainment Group.

NZICC will be located in Auckland’s central business district consisting of public convention and exhibition space capable of holding 3,500 delegates. Supporting facilitates located within walking distance of the venue include hotels, shopping and restaurant precincts. The government believes the new venue will be able to attract large-scale international conferences.

Kevin Bowler, chief executive of Tourism New Zealand, said, “Holding an event in New Zealand would exceed all visitor expectations. All of this natural beauty, unspoilt by the country’s equally impressive cosmopolitan flavour makes New Zealand the perfect place for business and pure leisure.”

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