MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Airport – Auckland Airport welcomes International Convention Centre design agreement

26 May 2015 – Auckland Airport has welcomed the announcement that the Government and SKYCITY have agreed on the preliminary design of the New Zealand International Convention Centre.

Charles Spillane, Auckland Airport’s general manager corporate affairs, says, “This is great news for the New Zealand tourism industry and we congratulate both parties for reaching agreement.”

“New Zealand urgently needs world-class convention facilities, if we are going to compete with centres in Australia and Asia. The New Zealand International Convention Centre will provide them.”

“The agreement is also further progress to achieving the tourism sector’s target of 6% annual growth and increasing tourism revenue to $41 billion by 2025, both of which are outlined in the sector’s Tourism 2025 strategy.”

“Auckland Airport looks forward to welcoming the 33,000 new delegates that the Centre will attract every year. We will ensure they have a uniquely Kiwi experience when they travel through the airport,” says Mr Spillane.

Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.