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KJet heads full throttle to Christchurch for Convene South

August 25 2015

KJet heads full throttle to Christchurch for Convene South

Leading Queenstown-based tourism operator KJet is building on success at the hugely popular Convene South event in Christchurch next week.

As Queenstown’s ‘one-stop-shop’ for the ever-growing conference and incentive market, KJet offers groups a range of activities second to none.

And attending Convene South – showcasing venues, accommodation, activities, entertainers and attractions the depth and breadth of the South Island – has proved a winning formula for the company.

As one of the South Island’s key activity suppliers, KJet will be at Wigram’s Air Force Museum on September 1 to primarily build relationships with other suppliers and clients, and answer questions for would-be clients. It’s a rare opportunity for South Island businesses to connect under one roof on one day, and is particularly timely as the South Island heads into the busy summer season.
Convene South is the South Island's only trade show connecting business event organisers and suppliers, aimed specifically at staff who organise conferences, meetings, special interest tours, incentives and functions.
KJet offers a high-speed, adrenalin packed Jet boating experience for people visiting Queenstown. Marketing manager Ginny Goding said last year’s event was a huge success which “created some great relationships” with local South Island destination management consultants like eventionz Ltd and cievents.

“It’s our second year at Convene South and after the success of last year we can’t wait to return,” she said.
“The event is very good for us as it brings in business and creates new relationships. It really gets the word out there about KJet and what we do, as after all we’re so much more than ‘just’ a Jet boat company.”
KJet prides itself on offering a ‘one-stop-shop’ service for conference and incentive groups, and uses Convene South to highlight new product features.
“From planning the itinerary, to liaising with airlines and hotels, every minute detail is taken care of for clients to ensure their event runs smoothly,” said Ms Goding.

“We’re the only company offering Jet boat transfers from the airport into town, a fantastic and unique ‘welcome to Queenstown experience’, so we’re a must-do for those who want to kick off their event in style.”
KJet Queenstown is the ultimate New Zealand Jet boating experience. The KJet skims just above the deep crystal blue waters of Lake Wakatipu, followed by the Kawarau River then Shotover River, interjected with the hair raising yet fun 360-degree spins that the Jet boats are specifically designed for.
Established in 1960, KJet prides itself on still being locally owned and operated, with long-term owner Shaun Kelly running the operation along with business partner David Skeggs of the Skeggs Group.

“Convene South has definitely gained momentum since it started in 2013 and is very much part of the overarching Christchurch revitalisation,” said Ms Goding.
“It’s a great opportunity to showcase what we’re about and ultimately continue to raise the profile of Queenstown as a world-class holiday destination.”


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