Hospitality Business Magazine

New appointment assists Australian market return

Edwina Fitzsimon has joined ChristchurchNZ Business Events as Business Development Manager for Australia.

Based in Melbourne, Edwina will represent Ōtautahi Christchurch and the Canterbury region of the South Island to help Australian clients plan and book conferences, events or incentive programmes here.

ChristchurchNZ Head of Business Events, Megan Crum says she is thrilled to welcome Edwina to the team.

Edwina Fitzsimon

“This is an exciting time for Christchurch, with huge interest in our city as a business events destination. Edwina will be a wonderful ambassador for our city and region. We can’t wait to host her and her clients here soon.

“Edwina will help us build a significant pipeline of enquiries for conference and incentive groups coming to Christchurch from Australia, ready to win the business once New Zealand border and quarantine restrictions ease,” Megan Crum says.

With 21 years of experience in hotels and tourism, specialising in business events sales management, Edwina looked after the Australia market for Auckland Convention Bureau for the past six years.

“I am a proud Kiwi, who still likes to call New Zealand home,” she says.

“Christchurch has such an intriguing story, and the city is leading the business events renaissance in New Zealand with its state-of-the-art Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre and stunning new venues, accommodation and hospitality, set in a beautiful and accessible destination,” she says.

“I am so excited about what Christchurch has to offer the business events market, and excited to share Christchurch’s proposition to Australian professional conference organisers, corporates, association clients and incentive houses.”