Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT), Positively Wellington Venues (PWV) and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, have partnered to establish a new Business Development Manager position in a bid to drive trans-Tasman business to the capital.
PWT Chief Executive David Perks says while both leisure and business visitation from across the ditch is going from strength-to-strength, figures show the conventions and incentives (C&I) market is still ‘ripe for the picking’.
Sydney-based Business Development Manager Andrea Werner (pictured) has been appointed to this role for 30 hours a week. Originally from New Zealand, Andrea has extensive experience in the C&I market from working with Focus New Zealand, Shoal Bay Resort and Spa and Four Seasons (Regent Hotels). She will provide professional conference organisers (PCOs) and association, corporate and incentive clients in Australia support to make it easy to choose Wellington for their next business event.
Glenys Coughlan, Chief Executive of Positively Wellington Venues, says having just integrated six of the city’s best venues under the new umbrella makes now the perfect time for the new partner initiative. “With additional air capacity on the Tasman and the strength of the Australian dollar, we think the time is right to invest in growing the market. This new partnership will build on the Wellington Convention Bureau’s existing work programme, bringing increased business across the city’s convention sector.”
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