10 May 2018, Melbourne
GainingEdge assists in Operator search for Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre
GainingEdge is providing pre-opening support to ?t?karo Limited ahead of the opening of the Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre (CCEC). With capacity for up to 2000 delegates and 28,000m2 of flexible floor space, the Christchurch and Exhibition Convention Centre will feature a 1400-seat auditorium, a 200-booth exhibition hall and 24 meeting rooms. More than 20 future events have already been confirmed for the venue.
With construction of the CCEC on track for completion early in 2020, Crown company ?t?karo Limited is looking to partner with an experienced venue operator to run this world-class facility.
?t?karo Limited Chief Executive Albert Brantley said: “We are now looking for an operator that can make the visitor experience of the Convention Centre as impressive as the scenery and activities that will attract conferences to Christchurch and the South Island.
“With the design of the facility now complete, construction underway and the marketing effort increasing, the time has come for operators with world-class venue and event management skills to put their hand up to run the centre day to day,” says Mr Brantley.
?t?karo has issued a Request for Proposals and expects to appoint an operator before the end of the year.
Interested parties can contact Jenna Serfontein from ?t?karo Limited if they have any enquiries.
GainingEdge is a specialist consulting firm advising exclusively to the convention & exhibition market since 2004. It provides venue development advisory services, market strategy advice, and in-market sales representation. Its consultants and sales representatives are located in 13 countries around the world and provide global market intelligence and in-market services where our clientele need us. Clients include private and government convention & exhibition centre developers, venue operators, convention & visitor bureaus (CVBs), and city & national tourism agencies.