Edwina Fitzsimon has joined ChristchurchNZ Business Events as business development manager for Australia.
Based in Melbourne, Fitzsimon will represent Christchurch and the Canterbury region of the South Island to help Australian clients plan and book conferences, events or incentive programmes here.
“This is an exciting time for Christchurch, with huge interest in our city as a business events destination,” said Megan Crum, ChristchurchNZ head of business events.
“Edwina will help us build a significant pipeline of enquiries for conference and incentive groups coming to Christchurch from Australia, ready to win the business once New Zealand border and quarantine restrictions ease.”
With 21 years of experience in hotels and tourism, Fitzsimon looked after the Australia market for Auckland Convention Bureau for the past six years.
“I am a proud Kiwi, who still likes to call New Zealand home,” she said.
“Christchurch has such an intriguing story, and the city is leading the business events renaissance in New Zealand with its state-of-the-art Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre and stunning new venues, accommodation and hospitality, set in a beautiful and accessible destination.
“I am so excited about what Christchurch has to offer the business events market, and excited to share Christchurch’s proposition to Australian professional conference organisers, corporates, association clients and incentive houses.”