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05 October 2016

Welcoming Prue Rogers to the NZICC team

The New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Prue Rogers to the key role of Director of Sales.

Prue will join the NZICC team late October, after more than seven years at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, where she held a number of leadership roles, most recently as Senior Manager – Customer Experience. Since graduating from Victoria University, Australia, Prue has won a number of industry awards, including Meetings and Events Australia’s National Business Development Person of the Year.

Callum Mallett, GM NZICC Operations says:

Prue’s had a long and distinguished career in Australia, and her appointment as Director of Sales is really exciting.

Prue Rogers says:

I am really looking forward to joining the NZICC and being part of the team for what will be a truly amazing convention centre when it opens in 2020.

The NZICC is expected to attract 33,000 new international visitors to New Zealand and generate $90 million of economic benefits to New Zealand annually. The NZICC will be capable of hosting conferences of around 3,150 people and one-off events of up to 4,000 people.

Auckland Convention Bureau Manager Anna Hayward says:

Having someone of Prue’s calibre here in Auckland working for the NZICC brings exciting possibilities for Auckland. It helps New Zealand become even more competitive in the Australian market, giving Auckland greater ability to bid for high-level, major international business events.

Lisa Gardiner, Manager Business Events and Premium at Tourism NZ says:

We are looking forward to working alongside the highly skilled and experienced people being hired by the NZICC to promote what will be a world class venue to the world. Business events contribute millions to the economy every year, the NZICC is attracting international interest and is a vital part of increasing the number of events held in New Zealand.

The Australian market is New Zealand’s largest source market for business events. In the year to June 2016, the 38,288 delegates represented two-thirds of all international arrivals*.

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*Source: MBIE IVA July 2016.

Quick facts about the NZICC
  • 32,500sqm GFA (Gross Floor Area) floor space
  • Five times larger than the current largest convention facilities in New Zealand
  • Capable of hosting conferences of around 3,150 people and one-off events of around 4,000 people
  • Configurable for up to 33 meeting spaces at any one time with additional pre-function spaces
  • Transparent, open design featuring high ceilings, panoramic views and flexible, dynamic spaces
  • Building and façade designed with unique New Zealand identity
  • 1,327 car parks
  • Connected to the city via a laneway, with airbridge access to a neighbouring five-star 300 room hotel.

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