The Denarau Island Conference Centre has officially opened following a $20 million investment by welcoming 3000 delegates for the 52nd Annual Asia Development Bank, Board of Governors Annual Meeting.
For the event, the convention centre was fitted out with a 30 metre LED digital display video wall, over 90 intelligent moving lights hung on a custom truss rig weighing over 6000 kilograms.
Two air-conditioned 900 square-metre marquees were installed at the resort’s Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, in addition to the five venues also used at The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa.
In addition to the transformed 1755 square-metre Convention Centre and 600 square-metre Golden Ballroom, the new 270 square-metre Pacific Ballroom is now open for business. This state-of-the-art venue has the flexibility to convert into four separate and soundproof breakout venues named after the major rivers of Fiji – Rewa, Sigatoka, Navua and Dreketi.
Complementing the new and transformed venues is a purpose-built banquet kitchen.
“MICE is a hugely important segment of our business and this investment has delivered world class facilities and highlights our support to not only the industry, but to providing a platform to showcase Fiji to a wider audience,” said Marriott International’s Neeraj Chadha.