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Te Pae Christchurch researcher recognised by ICCA

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Te Pae Christchurch researcher recognised by ICCA
Te Pae Christchurch research coordinator Erwin Matheeuwsen is the top data contributor to the international association’s business intelligence database.

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has named Matheeuwsen as its Researcher of the Year for 2023.

The database underpinning ICCA Business Intelligence is partly built by contributions from ICCA members which include venues, bureaus and associations.

“We appreciate Erwin’s cooperation to help contribute excellent meetings information to the ICCA database,” said the ICCA judges.

“We are confident he will be an inspiration for other members who are not yet using the database and its update functionality to their fullest potential.”

Te Pae Christchurch’s director of business development, Gillian Officer, said she was “incredibly proud” of this achievement for Matheeuwsen.

“He works incredibly hard to source lead opportunities for Te Pae Christchurch; is well connected within the ICCA community and has made a significant impact in a short space of time.

“We’re off to an amazing start here at Te Pae Christchurch, achieving results in our first 18 months of operation that we were not expecting to achieve until year 10, and Erwin’s abilities as a researcher to generate quality leads for our team has been invaluable to this result.”

Matheeuwsen will use the prize from ICCA to attend the ICCASkills course being held in Christchurch later this year.

“I look forward to attending this training, which will be a great opportunity to brush up on my knowledge and meet others from the industry,” he said.

“Updating our bid wins and meeting information to ICCA gives our team the opportunity to share valuable meeting info with fellow ICCA members and to raise the profile of Te Pae Christchurch within the wider ICCA community and meetings industry,” he told ICCA.

“The more organisations in our industry who contribute their meeting information to ICCA Business Intelligence, the more beneficial this data is for everyone, leading to better hosting opportunities for all.”

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