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Internationally renowned operator appointed to manage Te Pae

Published: Wed 20 Feb 2019 07:03 PM
Internationally renowned operator appointed to manage Te Pae
Ōtākaro Limited has appointed AEG Ogden, a leading venue management company in the Asia Pacific region, as the operator for Te Pae Christchurch.
Ōtākaro Chief Executive, John Bridgman, says AEG Ogden will take Te Pae to the world.
“With a network of venues across the Asia Pacific region, including the International Convention Centre Sydney, AEG Ogden has significant experience in delivering world-class events that have people wanting to come back for more.”
Te Pae will begin hosting events from late 2020.
Te Pae will have capacity to host up to 2,000 delegates for a variety of national and international events. It will feature purpose-built facilities including a 1,400-seat auditorium, 3,600 square metres of exhibition space and 24 meeting rooms set on the banks of the Avon River.
AEG Ogden Chairman and CEO, Harvey Lister, says Te Pae will instantly benefit from AEG’s world-class reputation and global connections.
“We intend applying our global expertise to showcase Christchurch’s world-class innovation, techniques, research and best practices in the city’s key industry sectors of earth science, health science, international education, agriculture, ICT and building technology.
“Our aim is to attract major conventions which will not only provide a significant economic boost but showcase the exceptional talent and skills of the Christchurch and New Zealand communities.
“The positioning of Te Pae as an international standard meeting and events hub will assist in the regeneration of Christchurch and the Canterbury region. We are so excited to be involved with this project and our team can’t wait to get started.”
Mr Bridgman says CPB is over a quarter of the way through construction.
“Work on the steel framework is nearing completion and the installation of the façade is underway, giving people a greater appreciation of the scale of New Zealand’s second largest conference and exhibition facility.”
ENDS

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