New Sydney-based role for Te Pae Christchurch

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has appointed Heidi Heming as business development manager, based in Sydney.

“I have been watching closely the progress of this venue since day one, so it feels like a natural step to be now part of the Business Development team,” Heming said.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Te Pae Christchurch team and connecting with Australian clients who are looking to host events in Christchurch in the years to come.”

Heming was most recently with Conventions & Incentives New Zealand for over a decade.

Te Pae Christchurch general manager Ross Steele said the team was thrilled to have Heidi as the centre’s “feet on the ground” in Australia.

“Heidi is well respected in the industry,” he said. “She is a superb networker and will be a real asset as we continue to promote Te Pae Christchurch during our pre-opening period.

“While the borders between New Zealand and Australia are currently closed, they will reopen again and this gives Te Pae Christchurch the opportunity to continue face-to-face engagement with our Australian clients.”