Darwin Convention Centre GM Janet Hamilton to step down

Janet Hamilton is to leave her role as general manager of the Darwin Convention Centre following record-breaking results for the venue during her tenure.

Hamilton has been general manager since August 2013, during which time the Centre has won the National MEA Award for Meeting Venue 500 delegates or more, Brolga Awards for NT Tourism Excellence, a Gold Plate and has been ranked in the top 20 Convention Centres globally by the Association of International Congress Centres (AIPC) for four years running.

“Janet’s strong leadership, her marketing and major event background and understanding of Territory issues combined to deliver outstanding results for the Darwin Convention Centre,” said Geoff Donaghy, AEG Ogden’s group director for convention centres.

“She successfully led a team that has hosted over 61,000 national and international delegates who in turn spent $227 million in the Darwin economy.  In the past 12 months, the Centre has seen a record number of bids in market and record delegate numbers attending conferences in Darwin.”

Hamilton’s final day at the Centre will be on March 8.