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Mice Asia Net : January 2009
new zealand Auckland Convention Centre at THE EDGE® shines as an international location Auckland is a world-class destination set in a natural paradise, offering many opportunities to make your event stand out. Auckland is easy to access and discover, and is the main gateway for visitors to New Zealand. With over 50 direct flights from different countries, Auckland International Airport is only 30 minutes taxi ride from the city centre, where Auckland Convention Centre at THE EDGE® is located in the heart of the arts and entertainment quarter. Auckland Convention Centre is the leading convention venue in Auckland. It is home to four distinctly different venues, including three of Auckland’s landmark buildings - the Aotea Centre, The Civic and Auckland Town Hall, linked together by the inner-city’s largest outdoor space, Aotea Square. Experience shows that to capture and hold an audience’s attention is absolutely crucial to the success of any event. Auckland Convention Centre combines plenary and break-out rooms in our iconic venues with state-of-the-art technology, delicious catering and personalised service to make each event truly memorable. Passionate about creating outstanding events, the Auckland Convention Centre team will work with you on event theming and provide full event co-ordination. Your personally assigned event co-ordinator will work with you, offering the most creative suggestions to meet your expectations. With a view to the future, the entry to the Aotea Centre is being opened up to Auckland’s famous Queen Street, with an exciting new layout for Aotea Square in progress. A number of international conventions have already taken advantage of the improvements to the venue, booking out late 2010, when the work is due to be complete. Take your next convention to new heights at Auckland’s number one convention centre from 2011. Auckland Convention Centre’s highly experienced team can assist you with every element of preparation, from proposals to menus, technical expertise to entertainment. W Conventions Sales – Auckland Convention Centre at THE EDGE® Telephone + 64 9 309 2677 Fax + 64 9 309 2679 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.aucklandconventioncentre.co.nz 68 miceAsia.net ith its temperate climate and a multitude of activities available to suit every taste, Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is the perfect setting for your next convention. a stunning setting for world-class events Magnificent harbours and coastline in every direction offer a wide range of water-based activities. Catch a ferry to historic Devonport village or venture further out to the 50-plus islands that make up the Hauraki Gulf. For the more adventurous, try match racing on an America’s Cup yacht. Auckland’s brilliant, most popular activities and attractions are close to THE EDGE®. For great shopping, Auckland markets, exclusive designer stores and everything in between won’t disappoint. And if you’re interested in wine, some of the country’s renowned winemaking areas are close by. Relax on beautiful beaches, hike in lush native bush or explore Hauraki Gulf islands. Taste the best of local produce in award-winning restaurants. From formal dining to the more relaxed, you will find the perfect atmosphere for your delegates. Fantastic nightlife, cafés, restaurants and bars are all right on your doorstep - within five minutes walk of our venues or head to nearby Ponsonby and Parnell. Auckland’s vibrant and diverse selection of performing arts and entertainment options, including the best of local and international theatre and events, are on-site at THE EDGE®. auckland: