Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Waikato to have biggest representation ever

16 July 2004

Waikato to have biggest representation ever at ‘meetings 2004’ trade show

A contingent of five Waikato conference operators will attend ‘Meetings 2004’ in Christchurch this month, in what is the largest number ever to represent the region at this conference and incentive marketing trade show.

The group includes two marketing personnel from SKYCITY Hamilton who will introduce, for the first time, the complex’s new full service function centre to representatives at the event being held at the Christchurch Convention Centre July 21 –22.

SKYCITY Hamilton’s General Manager Operations, Phil Keber, says he is pleased SKYCITY will be part of the largest team ever to promote Hamilton as a destination for meetings and conventions.

“Meetings 2004 is an ideal vehicle through which to profile the new SKYCITY Hamilton Function Centre. Since opening the facility in April this year, we have received steady bookings for a wide range of function events, with forward bookings out to 2006.

“We are looking forward to joining with other Waikato Operators including Novotel Tainui Hamilton and the Waikato Convention Bureau, at this significant trade event, to further encourage business related travel and increased visitor numbers to the Waikato region,” said Mr Keber.

Since its first event, a seated dinner for 230 ‘Balloons Over Waikato 2004’ guests, SKYCITY Hamilton’s new function centre has attracted a variety of business from conferences for top corporates, including Telecom, Alcatel and Brian Perry Civil, to local events and parties.

“We have already hosted everything from weddings, roadshows and cocktail parties to conferences and product launches and have received very positive feedback from our clients and their guests. Upcoming functions include mid-Winter Christmas parties, school balls, and functions linked to the Boathouse 8s The Great Race,” said Mr Keber.

Located beneath the existing SKYCITY Hamilton complex, the SKYCITY Hamilton Function Centre features two function rooms overlooking a paved promenade along the riverbank.

The function rooms can be combined to cater for up to 240 people banquet style, 320 theatre style and 400 standing guests. It includes new catering facilities as well as utilising SKYCITY Hamilton’s restaurant kitchen.

Both rooms provide natural light with river views. The paved area overlooking the river provides a pleasant area for refreshment breaks during conferences, or for outdoor hospitality during fine weather.

Conference packages start from $37.50 per person per day (minimum of 30 delegates) including conference room hire, tea and coffee, morning and afternoon tea, lunch (at the Post Buffet Restaurant), equipment, $5.00 gaming voucher per delegate and discounted parking. In addition SKYCITY Hamilton’s Function Centre offers a range of breakfast, dinner and cocktails options for delegates.

For conference bookings at the new function centre please contact SKYCITY Hamilton on 07- 834-4900, fax 07-834-4901 or functions@skycityhamilton.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news