The prospect of a convention centre for the New Zealand city of Queenstown was one that Graham Budd chief executive – Destination Queenstown touched on when the Queenstown C&I Roadshow came to Sydney on Wednesday evening. “Some of you will be aware that we are currently in consultation and debate about building a convention centre in Queenstown.
“I wish I could give you an insightful update on that, but as of that last week there were some 750 verbal and written submissions and from our community.
“Council is now deliberating on that and in the next couple of weeks we will know what the next step is.
“We certainly believe that a facility catering for a plenary session for 800 people will be a game changer for the Queenstown environment,” he said.
Describing Queenstown’s proximity to Sydney as a short connection and one that goes even further with Conde Nast Reader’s choice survey voting Sydney No. 1 and Queenstown was number 2.
“It’s meant to be that we are here together tonight.
“We may not be able to we send a lot of people your way but what we can promise that when you send delegates and clients to us we will do our very best to give them world class experiences. ”
The must attend evening attracted 28 suppliers and many new operators who made the journey across the Tasman to showcase their products and a sizeable number of members from Sydney’s conference and events industry.