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NZICC locks in first major supplier

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NZICC locks in first major supplier
As the opening of New Zealand’s largest convention centre gets ever closer, the venue has locked in its in-house AV provider.

The NW Group has been confirmed as the in-house supplier of audio visual and production services for the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC), which is expected to open next year.

“This is the first major supplier to join the NZICC whanau [family], and we are looking forward to partnering with a company which shares many of the same values,” said NZICC’s general manager, Prue Daly.

While the NZICC says it expects to work with a variety of AV companies, the NW Group will look after the convention centre’s in-house equipment.

With sub brands in New Zealand – Spyglass and Oceania – and two in Australia – Haycom and Norwest – NZICC liked the diversity of experience within the overall company. NW Group’s separate entities tend to specialise across different parts of the events sector, from business events to larger-scale public events.

NW Group’s expertise, partnership approach and sustainability program ultimately also helped them clinch the multi-year contract.

“Having NW Group working alongside our NZICC sales team is going to ensure a customer-centric focus for our clients, and the ability to provide them with the best of the best and out-of-the-box venue and AV solutions for their events,” said NZICC’s director of sales, Alana Bicknell.

Partnership is also front of mind for NW Group.

“Right from our initial interactions, it was clear there would be a high level of collaboration between our teams,” said NW Group’s New Zealand general manager, James Mackenzie.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities this will bring to NW Group, and the events industry as a whole.”

The convention centre will have 32,500m2 of floor space, including exhibition halls and a 2,850-seat theatre, in addition to a myriad of smaller meeting rooms.

Built, owned and operated by SkyCity Entertainment Group, the NZICC will be connected to the rest of the SkyCity precinct via an aerobridge. The precinct offers 938 hotel rooms, including at the new Horizon Hotel, which, despite its opening pushed back to August, will be up and running well in advance of the convention centre’s debut.

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