Christchurch’s business events advocate programme welcomes two new faces

Christchurch’s business events advocate programme Tūwhana is celebrating its first anniversary.

Christchurch’s business events advocate initative Tūwhana is celebrating its first anniversary with two new advocates welcomed into the programme.

Internet and aerospace entrepreneur Mark Rocket and Professor Alex Tan were welcomed to Tūwhana by programme patron Christchurch Mayor Phil Mauger.

Rocket is the current President of Aerospace New Zealand and as CEO of Kea Aerospace.

Tan is Professor of Political Science and International Relations and the coordinator of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Canterbury and an expert in the fields of Taiwan and Asian politics and international relations of the Asia-Pacific.

Rocket and Tan will work alongside the existing Tūwhana advocates to promote Christchurch’s industry and sector strengths.

Other Advocates include Antarctic expert and natural environment champion Graeme Ayres, Kate Reid (chair of the Cancer Society of New Zealand’s Canterbury/West Coast Division) and Former Mayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel.

“Reflecting on the first year of Tūwhana, the whole team feels so proud of the work and positive outcomes we are already seeing,” said ChristchurchNZ Head of Business Events Megan Crum.

“It is great to see the momentum the programme has created, with our incredible advocates forming that important connection with their industries and networks to the business events sector.”