Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre, a world-class facility set to open in 2020, is in need of an experienced Director of Marketing and Sales for a 12-month contract.

The facility, which has been designed to manage large-scale events and reap economic, educational and commercial benefits for Christchurch, will have a 2000 delegate capacity, 1400 seat auditorium, large exhibition hall, 24 meetings rooms and a dedicated banquet room.

The successful candidate will be inspired to connect with future conference and events clients to sell Christchurch and the convention centre across international and domestic markets.

Working closely with the appointed convention centre operator and key stakeholders, the Director of Marketing and Sales will put in place marketing and sales plans, an event management system, branding and promotional materials, packaging initiatives and will represent the convention centre at national and international trade and networking events.

To be successful in this role, applicants will ideally have:

  • Extensive experience in the international, national and local business events industry and market
  • An extensive network of key stakeholders on both the New Zealand and international stage
  • A reputation for engaging at all levels and the ability to develop strong and far-reaching networks
  • A strong appreciation for and understanding of destination marketing

While this role is predominately Monday to Friday, travel is involved and attendance at events will often be required.

For a copy of the position description, visit the Decipher Group website here.

For more about the CCEC, click here. For more about Otakaro Limited, visit here and for a confidential discussion about the role, telephone Louise White on +64 27 823 5953

Applications close: Friday, June 1.